Football

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Fun Facts

Americans play football with their hands, a tactic occasionally employed by Diego Maradona and Thierry Henry.

On the other hand, Americans play soccer with their feet.

Soccer fans from the US have just arrived in South Africa for the beginning of the World Cup. The three of them are thrilled.

Definitions

Foot (plural: Feet): One of the two lower extremities of the body that touches the ground when walking.

Ball: A spherical object, often used for sports and games.

Football: Pretty much the most popular sport in the world.

Football Expressions

To put your foot in your mouth: to say something embarrassing or make a gaffe (or literally create an unhygienic yoga pose).

To be on the ball: to be attentive or alert.

To drop the ball: to fail or make a mistake.

Also

A foot is a unit of measurement: 1 foot = 12 inches = 30.5 cm.

Informally, balls are a unit of testicular fortitude.

“All I have in the world is my balls and my word.”
-Tony Montana, gangster and football enthusiast.
Cartoon by Gymglish

Definitions

Foot (plural: Feet): One of the two lower extremities of the body that touches the ground when walking.

Ball: A spherical object, often used for sports and games.

Football: Pretty much the most popular sport in the world.

Football Expressions

To put your foot in your mouth: to say something embarrassing or make a gaffe (or literally create an unhygienic yoga pose).

To be on the ball: to be attentive or alert.

To drop the ball: to fail or make a mistake.

Fun Facts

Americans play football with their hands, a tactic occasionally employed by Diego Maradona and Thierry Henry.

On the other hand, Americans play soccer with their feet.

Soccer fans from the US have just arrived in South Africa for the beginning of the World Cup. The three of them are thrilled.

Also

A foot is a unit of measurement: 1 foot = 12 inches = 30.5 cm.

Informally, balls are a unit of testicular fortitude.

“All I have in the world is my balls and my word.”
-Tony Montana, gangster and football enthusiast.

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