Football

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Football is the name for many sports. The most popular type of football is Association football, which is also named "soccer". Football can also mean American football (gridiron), rugby union, rugby league, Australian Rules Football, Gaelic football or Canadian football.

American football

The name football comes from the two words "foot" and "ball". It is named football because the players of the game walk and run (on foot) while playing, as opposed to polo and other games played on horseback. The ball is often kicked with the foot, but depending on the game, it can also be hit using other parts of the body (in association football) and handling the ball is a part of many other football variants.

The game started in Medieval times in England although some elements of it have been seen in a wide variety of countries dating back to the second and third century in China.[1]

In football, the ball is almost always shaped like a sphere or an ellipsoide.

Types of football include;

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