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Football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense attempts to advance the football down the field by running with or passing it. They must advance it at least ten yards in four downs to receive a new set of four downs and continue the drive; if not, they turn over the football to the opposing team. Most points are scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team’s end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent’s goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Royal Shrovetide Football

Could you imagine playing football for two eight hour periods on a “field” where the goals are three miles apart? If you want to play royal shrovetide football in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, this is something you can expect. The game is played against the North and South sides of the town and the goal is to push your opponent all the way to your end zone. This game is played twice a year on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.

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Football With a White Stripe for NCAA

top of the football is illuminated with artistic lighting with lighting just on the laces and standard equipment for football football ball

NCAA rules for college football appear to be similar to those used by the NFL. The physical characteristics of each are the same. The differences come in the markings on the surface. The most visible exceptions are that the NCAA requires two one-inch white stripes and prohibits professional football league logos.

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Australian Football League Uses a Symmetrical Oval Shaped Ball

Australian Rules Football Legend yellow Australian football ball standard equipment for Australian football

Australian Football is a sport played between two teams of eighteen players on the field of either an Australian football ground, a modified cricket field, or a similarly sized sports venue. The main way to score points is by kicking the ball between the two tall goal posts. The team with the higher total score at the end of the match wins. 

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