Football

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Definition

football (UK): soccer, a sport played by two teams of 11 players (David Beckham is a famous player)
noun
What the rest of the world calls "football" is called "soccer" in the United States. In American English, "football" is a game similar to rugby.

football (US): American football, a game played with two teams of 11 players wearing protection (OJ Simpson is a famous player)
noun

Examples

  • "Ah, here we are: It is my desire to bequeath the football club, Real Fudgenudge FC, to my grandson."
  • "They play soccer there, which they call "football"."
  • "I hate football!"
  • "Brian means that he's no Maradona at football."
  • "What am I going to do with a football club?"
  • "Thanks, Mrs Bentley, we will be keeping the football club."
  • "What about football and girls and wrestling?"
  • "Moira : Football is such a silly sport."
  • "Hence "football", you see?"

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