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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a football/basketball etc team
▪ China’s football team failed to qualify for the World Cup.
a football/basketball/tennis etc coach
▪ Jody became the women’s basketball coach.
a football/music/essay etc competition
▪ There’s a music competition in the town on June 12th.
a football/rugby/tennis etc match
▪ There was a rugby match going on on the school field.
a football/tennis/baseball etc fan
▪ Jack is a keen football fan.
a football/tennis/golf etc club
▪ There’s a football club for the young people in the area.
a sports/football/basketball etc star
▪ Sam was a football star in college.
American football
association football
Australian Rules football
beach volleyball/football (=played on the beach)
▪ Who wants a game of beach volleyball?
fantasy football
flag football
Football League/Masters/Heisman etc Trophy (=the name given to a particular competition for which the prize is a trophy)
football pools
football/basketball etc practice
▪ Dale was at football practice.
football/cricket/rugby etc pitch
▪ the world-famous Wembley football pitch
football/rugby/riding/ski boots
▪ Take your muddy football boots off before you come inside.
Gaelic football
religious/football/disco etc mania
▪ Keep-fit mania has hit some of the girls in the office.
table football
tennis/football/rugby etc coaching
the football/cricket etc season
▪ The football season will be starting soon.
touch football
▪ Sensible, efficient, and a heart as big as a football.
▪ Our skating stars are as big as football stars.
▪ By doing so, they created the biggest football club in the world.
▪ Hey, that's a big contract new football coach John Mackovic got!
▪ And now Tranghese has the added responsibility of leading a separate Big East football conference.
▪ The following morning was to be my last training session with the biggest football club in the world.
▪ Flamengo is probably the biggest football club in the world.
▪ I think it's about to fragment into different groups for english football, internationals etc ... which would be better.
▪ He enjoys reading and his main sporting interests are rugby and gaelic football.
▪ Wild as in wild about gaelic football.
▪ In terms of mass appeal rugby comes fourth after Gaelic football, hurling and soccer.
▪ He plays both but his preference, and by a long way, is for gaelic football.
▪ She holds several prestigious medals for gaelic football, including a National League medal playing with Kerry.
▪ He is Brian McEniff, Donegal gaelic football manager, hotel-owner, former politician and father of ten.
▪ That's the view of a man now arguably playing the best football of his career.
▪ But a good football rivalry is.
▪ The true art of good football is making things look easy.
▪ Dallas has a better football team than Pittsburgh.
▪ We want to restore the good image of football.
▪ He called Steve Young the best, too, the best quarterback in football.
▪ Haslemere were playing some good football and almost went further ahead when Whiston headed just over.
▪ One is horrible and the other might be the best ever in football.
▪ Tensions within international football could mean that the fourteenth World Cup will be the last of its kind.
▪ Everyone knew Gary Lineker was saying farewell to international football and a new dawn was beckoning.
▪ At international levels football can also unite and divide.
▪ But for the good clean fun of international football, they would have gone on being indifferent to those others.
▪ It was then that she noticed a tall blond man busy coaching some young local boys in football.
▪ Now he is a member of the local football team.
▪ This is where local models, local football players and the managers' girlfriends go.
▪ In the meantime, the one matchup which most local prep football fans long for went unplayed for the eighth straight year.
▪ On October 15, 1994, Silje was playing with them on a local football field.
Local polytechnic and local football team are working together to benefit the community.
▪ But the local football authorities will protest at any attempt to transmit live football without prior consultation with them.
▪ But can the game afford to hold its showpiece in an unstable country where sport is a political football?
▪ Abortion is becoming a political football misrepresented by the right to raise money and advance political agendas.
▪ In recent years funding and management of the health service has become something of a political football.
▪ The use of education as a political football has entered the language as a cliché.
▪ I urge him to stop any move to allow the barrage project to continue to be used as a party political football.
▪ The Treasury felt strongly that changes in taxation for purposes of stabilising employment would immediately become a political football.
▪ Then suddenly they became part of the social background like film stars or professional football players.
▪ In San Diego, professional football had come to town.
▪ As a professional sport, football has to meet different financial criteria from an amateur sport.
▪ Sport certainly responded to the demand of the urban worker for entertainment. Professional football is the obvious case.
▪ He was balding the way a lot of professional football players were balding.
▪ The music halls, professional football and the noisy presence of working-class people at seaside resorts on bank holidays were all attacked.
▪ In the end, the campaign worked to convince voters that professional football is good for Nashville.
▪ Described by one resident as a rough area, Walton village lies in the shadow of both Everton and Liverpool football clubs.
▪ There are unlikely to be any problems in attracting a junior football club to share the school field.
▪ You can't say anything at a football club to anyone because basically they get back.
▪ Loyalty to urban football clubs stems from when their parents used to live in inner-city areas.
▪ Merseyside has been enveloped by sporting influence more than almost anywhere else in Britain, due to its two major football clubs.
▪ There is no such thing as confidentiality at a football club.
▪ Throughout his time in Darlington he maintained that the football club would never succeed while it played at Feethams.
▪ For good measure, he also owns Milan football club.
▪ It turned out about the good-looking fellow from Essex County that he was a football coach who also did some counseling.
▪ He has, as my high school football coach would say, gone the other way.
▪ Mr Yanase is a football coach, a psychologist, and a college president.
▪ He was an assistant football coach at Colorado in the 1980s and had a law practice.
▪ In managing your finances, you should look at your assets the way a football coach looks at his team.
▪ A college football association is charged with conspiring to limit the number of college games that football fans can see on television.
▪ Very much like being named No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll after the bowl games.
▪ Rejected for the college football team, he persisted and got in.
▪ Steve Spurrier will remain in college football until he lives down the Nebraska defeat.
▪ When he was at Miami, he turned some heads by proclaiming himself the best receiver in college football.
▪ That's the same way it would have ended up in all the years before college football went high-tech.
▪ In 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played the first game in college football history.
▪ The successful programs I know of in college football stay ahead of the game.
▪ A college football association is charged with conspiring to limit the number of college games that football fans can see on television.
▪ To many people, football fans are the epitome of the selfish individualism spawned by Mrs Thatcher.
▪ Pat is a keen football fan.
▪ A keen football fan, he attended Dinamo's first leg 2-1 win and met with Linfield chairman David Campbell.
▪ But on the biggest beer drinking day of the year, some football fans will reach for a nonalcoholic beer.
▪ On October 15, 1994, Silje was playing with them on a local football field.
▪ At 14 stories high and three football fields in length, it is the biggest passenger ship afloat.
▪ Parish councillors were forced into making a quick decision when the gypsies began to occupy the football field.
▪ The area, which is the size of about 10 football fields, easily hosts thousands of visitors.
▪ We don't have any factories or co-ops here in Alcala, but we've got a marvellous football field.
▪ He donated $ 20, 000 for construction of a fitness center at the high-school football field.
▪ The only time he wasn't was on the football field.
▪ Do they deserve it on the football field?
▪ You stare at one and see miniature scenes - a football game, a council meeting and a pop concert.
▪ All were allegedly taken at the same football game by freelance photographer E. J. Flammer.
▪ What we needed to do was win football games.
▪ Just imagine taking the family to most of our football games.
▪ Oh, and there will a football game, too.
▪ In fact, this was a players' production, as most Cowboys performances, and frankly most football games, are.
▪ Two photographers have produced pictures of Simpson wearing the shoes at a November 1993 Buffalo Bills football game.
▪ Just imagine taking the family to most of our football games.
▪ What we needed to do was win football games.
▪ About three months after the wedding, he began taking Alvin with him to baseball and football games.
▪ In fact, this was a players' production, as most Cowboys performances, and frankly most football games, are.
▪ His unabashed cheerleading for Cal was most visible at football games.
▪ Parking at the football games would increase to $ 20 for cars from $ 15 last season.
▪ I mean, the man just wins football games.
▪ The Loch Inn Close to Hibs football ground.
▪ Police will also be able to close off-licences if they deem it necessary, including those near football grounds.
▪ The savings - altogether £100m over the period of the scheme - are to help pay for safety improvements at football grounds.
▪ Many people believe that there are schoolrooms and football grounds where civilized order is for ever on the verge of breaking down.
▪ We will review sports taxation, reform the Sports Councils and make football grounds safe for spectators.
▪ Video systems at football grounds should be regulated and individuals should have the right to see any recorded evidence used against them.
▪ Football fans came crowding up the hill toward the football ground, singing and shouting and throwing empty beer cans.
▪ Crowd violence did not arrive with the football hooligans.
▪ The exploits of football hooligans would probably be praised if they were part of resistance to an invading army.
▪ Let us look more closely at the football hooligans themselves.
▪ She prowled among the desks and glowered at the action boards as if they were a bunch of football hooligans.
▪ The police have also taken on the football hooligans, the hippies, and the criminal gangs.
▪ It is difficult to point to the material goals which football hooligans or juvenile delinquents are chasing.
▪ Once upon a time we were all law-abiding citizens, and now we've got football hooligans.
▪ We let off steam in graffiti, vandalism and football hooliganism.
▪ This suggests that theories linking football hooliganism to changes in working-class community life are based on a somewhat dubious history.
▪ Tough action has cut down football hooliganism.
▪ In the twenty years prior to the First World War there were numerous incidents of football hooliganism.
▪ Thus the principal task of theories which specifically address modem football hooliganism is to account for these dominant forms of behaviour.
▪ I would have thought it is very dangerous to get football hooliganism mixed up with mugging.
▪ This distinction provides a useful basis for a review and evaluation of specific theoretical approaches to football hooliganism.
▪ Secondly, we will look at modern delinquency, and specifically football hooliganism.
▪ The prize at the end of the campaign trail is premier league football next season.
▪ He played league football at 50.
▪ Home of County cricket, League football and a greyhound racing stadium.
▪ The red army marches on its stomach, although the dream of Wembley and premier league football is food for thought.
▪ His career stretched from well before the second world war to the 1960s; he was still playing League football at 50.
▪ He was the first football manager to appreciate the importance of such harmony and to put it into effect.
▪ And Arsenal were offering an unusually high salary for a football manager - £2,000.
▪ Like football managers, conductors are a phenomenon of the modern age.
▪ And yet, so long as this land contains a politically-aware football manager, Mrs T will not be forgotten.
▪ And finally good luck to Woodstock-based football manager Jim Smith the on Sunday.
▪ Such is the lot of the football manager that constant criticism has to be lived with.
▪ Sport I want to be a football manager.
▪ So a policy of making them pay, sit down and shut up at football matches will not make any difference.
▪ Now they want to invite us to a football match at the next sales conference at Brighton in January.
▪ On Tuesdays we may have a school football match but we usually do not have one.
▪ Punters pay for the numbers of crosses they mark on a picture of a football match.
▪ Oh yes, and the audience have to pretend they're at a football match.
▪ We may have a football match planned but not always.
▪ A football match was arranged between the two groups.
▪ It degenerated into a three-sided football match, with blue, yellow and red-lit supporters all but waving rattles in support of their teams.
▪ Another must is a football pitch.
▪ There will also be a floodlit multi-purpose outside court, and two hockey and football pitches.
▪ It had not been spent on the football pitch, however, nor the training ground.
▪ And finally the tale of a little village football club and their little football pitch.
▪ Five-a-side football pitch at Baberton Mains.
▪ Habit flying behind, she is bound for the football pitch where local kids are playing.
▪ Another possibility is to place two rectangular cakes together to make a football pitch.
▪ The Citrus Bowl requires some work, with seats being taken out to accommodate the corners of a football pitch.
▪ The best thing he does is play football with a spongy ball in the hall.
▪ Sometimes they will murder your bait or play football with the base of your float, but persevere nevertheless.
▪ Then you can picnic, play football or cricket or just walk across the moorland and look at the sheep.
▪ On Mondays I play football after school.
▪ Then suddenly they became part of the social background like film stars or professional football players.
▪ A complete statement about the toll football players willingly pay for the right to say they play football.
▪ Numbering the characters emphasised their status as commodities, recalling the practice of collecting cigarette cards of football players or film stars.
▪ Oklahoma coach John Blake suspended four football players following an investigation of a fight at a Norman area restaurant.
▪ He dived gaily at my legs, like a football player.
▪ For example, football players should focus strengthening lower extremity muscles.
▪ But it did have its perks-I went out with the best-looking football player.
▪ In the first case, a 17-year-old high school football player struck his head on the ground while being tackled.
▪ His first four seasons in pro football, with the Cincinnati Bengals, had been a wash.
▪ War, like pro football, is a different game these days.
▪ Zurich Robinson, a black pro football quarterback accused of sexually assaulting a female sportscaster.
▪ This is how the state of Maryland will fund the pro football stadium in Baltimore.
▪ The people of Tampa are going to build a new stadium for their perennially-dismal pro football team.
▪ When the football season ended, these warrior bands literally vanished.
▪ I just told him he better bet back here before football season starts next August.
▪ But of course the football season hasn't ended yet.
▪ Gazza moved out to the villa in July to acclimatise before the football season kicked off.
▪ Up to this point, it has been the perfect football season in Oklahoma.
▪ The strong football season, however, has generated more alumni giving, albeit earmarked for athletics.
▪ He had no offers from Southeastern Conference schools, for whom the Mocs served as cannon fodder each football season.
▪ At the Bradford football stadium disaster on 11 May 1985, 56 fans were killed when a stand burnt down.
▪ The Wigwam Resort is turning its ballroom into a football stadium with a huge rear-projection screen flanked by Roman Colosseum-like pillars.
▪ Other Business 1 Planning applications for football stadium developments.
▪ It was the recently completed football stadium that captured his imagination.
▪ Male bastions like the pub, the football stadium and the military have been stormed.
▪ They won the first two at the Polo Grounds, the last pair in a cavernous old football stadium on Lake Erie.
▪ Read in studio A public inquiry has opened into Oxford United's plans to build a twelve million pound football stadium.
▪ Ideally, Brown said, the city should host the Super Bowl in a new football stadium, sometime shortly after 1999.
▪ No one knew whether the civil jury would hold the former football star liable for two brutal murders.
▪ And the police clearly fed the flames by publicly announcing they were investigating the football stars.
▪ Jurors took less than a half-hour Thursday to clear professional football star Warren Moon of assaulting his wife.
▪ He was a football star in college.
▪ In addition to excelling academically, Mr Packard was a football star and big man around campus.
▪ Though football star Dan Marino and swimsuit models were on hand, it was the Hansons who were mobbed.
▪ I don't just mean football supporters, or race-goers, or athletics buffs.
▪ And those football supporters, storming the terraces.
▪ My generation of football supporters have no idea at all if George Best or even Pele were that good.
▪ After all, some of them might be football supporters.
▪ Male speaker They're football supporters through and through up here.
▪ Furthermore, the fans themselves, although recognising the different types of football supporter, will not think in terms of a career structure.
▪ The young football supporters talked to by these authors have their own, mutually understood, hierarchies and regulations.
▪ The youngster never enjoyed school but captained the football team, preferring sport to academic lessons.
▪ It was a time when the Cleveland football team was moving to town.
▪ It probably won't be long, before Kenan's nagging John to take him to see his favourite football team.
▪ I think there is talent on this football team.
▪ Farnham's East Street School football team of 1947-48.
▪ I said every player on the football team can have a limo.
▪ Originally, a football team was organised to help alleviate the drug problem by using sports as a cure.
▪ The Cowboys have the finest football team in the world.
▪ The plan enhanced Chapman's fame in the football world generally, but it was too radical to win immediate acceptance.
▪ But the Phillips pick was a bigger risk than the football world likes to admit.
▪ We love the football world cup.
▪ Six months in the top flight and he thinks he's f***ing Brian Sewell to the football world.
▪ In the football world this manifestly unsuccessful administration would have been on its bike years ago.
▪ The cumulative television audience for the 1998 football World Cup was over 40 billion.
▪ In the football world, they have been very successful.
▪ The appeal of watching these football highlights over toast and tea was enhanced by the vibrant colour of the images.
▪ Or with so many global crises to keep an eye on, what the Almighty was doing watching a football game.
▪ I can never watch football to relax.
▪ Ever since I'd been a youngster, watching and playing football, Hibs have held an important place in the game.
▪ Mum is watching the football results.
▪ And I can't watch football any more because of the way white fans shout racist insults at the black players.
▪ Despite the cold, he believed that people would be prepared to watch football at night.
▪ Fans used to watch football with smiles on their faces.
▪ But the great dream was winning the football pools.
▪ Used to winning football, I first viewed the Cowboys with disdain.
▪ The Saints were playing to avoid mistakes, not to win a football game.
▪ I mean, the man just wins football games.
▪ You make more plays than the other guys, you got a good chance to win the football game.
football/baseball etc card
▪ Finding that Stu Miller baseball card you wanted so badly.
▪ For example, my nephew Peter loves sports; he collects baseball cards, and creates imaginary teams in his mind.
▪ George hit upon the idea of buying a few baseball cards.
▪ His baseball card collection was near and dear to him.
▪ Instead, I was sitting on my couch examining baseball cards and looking them up in the encyclopedia.
▪ Readers of series books often collect books as eagerly as they collect baseball cards.
▪ When my kid was old enough to be interested, I gave him my old baseball cards to play with.
football/golf etc widow
▪ My wife has been a golf widow for the last 30 years.
▪ You've all heard of golf widows.
hang up your hat/football boots/briefcase etc
it's a girl/football/music etc thing
political football
▪ Airline safety has become a political football.
▪ Abortion is becoming a political football misrepresented by the right to raise money and advance political agendas.
▪ But can the game afford to hold its showpiece in an unstable country where sport is a political football?
▪ I urge him to stop any move to allow the barrage project to continue to be used as a party political football.
▪ In recent years funding and management of the health service has become something of a political football.
▪ The Treasury felt strongly that changes in taxation for purposes of stabilising employment would immediately become a political football.
▪ The use of education as a political football has entered the language as a cliché.
▪ college football games
▪ But then think through the logic from the football authorities' perspective.
▪ For example, the professional footballer is an integral part of the production process of producing a football match.
▪ His unabashed cheerleading for Cal was most visible at football games.
▪ Well, what can you say about the football?
▪ While Roebuck may wish to play down his football courage, the proof is there for all to witness.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

football \foot"ball`\, n. An inflated ball to be kicked in sport, usually made in India rubber, or a bladder incased in Leather.

Note: The American football is an oblate spheroid, with pointed ends. In other countries, the football is the same as a soccer ball. The games played with the two different balls are different. In the United States, the game played with a soccer ball is called soccer.

2. The game played with a football[1], by two opposing teams of players moving the ball between goals at opposite ends of a rectangular playing field. Outside the United States football refers to soccer, and in England, also to rugby, but in the United States the shape of the ball and the rules of the game are different.

3. Soccer or rugby. [Brit.]

4. [fig.] Something which is treated in a rough manner, usually as part of a dispute; as, a political football.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

open-air game involving kicking a ball, c.1400; in reference to the inflated ball used in the game, mid-14c. ("Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe," Octavian I manuscript, c.1350), from foot (n.) + ball (n.1). Forbidden in a Scottish statute of 1424. One of Shakespeare's insults is "you base foot-ball player" [Lear I.iv]. Ball-kicking games date back to the Roman legions, at least, but the sport seems first to have risen to a national obsession in England, c.1630. Figurative sense of "something idly kicked around, something subject to hard use and many vicissitudes" is by 1530s. \n

\nRules of the game first regularized at Cambridge, 1848; soccer (q.v.) split off in 1863. The U.S. style (known to some in England as "stop-start rugby with padding") evolved gradually 19c.; the first true collegiate game is considered to have been played Nov. 6, 1869, between Princeton and Rutgers, at Rutgers, but the rules there were more like soccer. A rematch at Princeton Nov. 13, with the home team's rules, was true U.S. football. Both were described as foot-ball at Princeton.\n\nThen twenty-five of the best players in college were sent up to Brunswick to combat with the Rutgers boys. Their peculiar way of playing this game proved to Princeton an insurmountable difficulty; .... Two weeks later Rutgers sent down the same twenty-five, and on the Princeton grounds, November 13th, Nassau played her game; the result was joyous, and entirely obliterated the stigma of the previous defeat.

["Typical Forms of '71" by the Princeton University Class of '72, 1869]


n. 1 (context general English) A sport played on foot in which teams attempt to get a ball into a goal or zone defended by the other team. 2 (context UK uncountable English) association football: a game in which two teams each contend to get a round ball into the other team's goal primarily by kicking the ball. Known as soccer in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. 3 (context US uncountable English) American football: a game in which two teams attempt to get an ovoid ball to the end of each other's territory. 4 (context Canada uncountable English) Canadian football: a game played on a wide field in which two teams attempt to get an ovoid ball to the end of each other's territory. 5 (context Australia Victoria South Australia Western Australia Tasmania Northern Territory uncountable English) Australian rules football. 6 (context Ireland uncountable English) Gaelic football: a field game played with similar rules to hurling, but using hands and feet rather than a stick, and a ball, similar to, yet smaller than a soccer ball. 7 (context Australia New South Wales Queensland uncountable English) rugby league. 8 (context Australia Ireland New Zealand English) rugby union 9 (context countable English) The ball used in any game called "football". 10 (context uncountable English) Practise of these particular games, or techniques used in them. 11 (context figuratively countable English) An item of discussion, particularly in a back-and-forth manner 12 (context slang countable English) The nickname of the leather briefcase containing classified nuclear war plans, which is always near the US President.

  1. n. any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal [syn: football game]

  2. the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football

Football (ball)

A football is a ball inflated with air that is used to play one of the various sports known as football. In these games, with some exceptions, goals or points are scored only when the ball enters one of two designated goal-scoring areas; football games involve the two teams each trying to move the ball in opposite directions along the field of play.

The first balls were made of natural materials, such as an inflated pig bladder, later put inside a leather cover, which has given rise to the American slang-term "pigskin". Modern balls are designed by teams of engineers to exacting specifications, with rubber or plastic bladders, and often with plastic covers. Various leagues and games use different balls, though they all have one of the following basic shapes:

  1. a sphere: used in Association football and Gaelic football
  2. a prolate spheroid
    • either with rounded ends: used in the rugby codes and Australian football
    • or with more pointed ends: used in American football and Canadian football

The precise shape and construction of footballs is typically specified as part of the rules and regulations.

The oldest football still in existence, which is thought to have been made circa 1550, was discovered in the roof of Stirling Castle, Scotland, in 1981. The ball is made of leather (possibly from a deer) and a pig's bladder. It has a diameter of between , weighs and is currently on display at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling.

Football (disambiguation)

Football is a family of sports that involve kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal.

Football may also refer to:

Football (video game)

Football (released as NFL Football) is a multiplayer sports video game produced by Mattel and released for its Intellivision video game system in 1979. The players each control a football team competing in a standard four-quarter game. Like Mattel's other sports video games, NFL Football did not use any official National Football League team names or player names, even though Mattel obtained a license from the NFL and used the league's logo in its box art.

Football (word)

The English word football may mean any one of several team sports (or the ball used in that respective sport), depending on the national or regional origin and location of the person using the word. So where English is a first language the unqualified use of the word football is used to refer to the most popular code of football in that region. The sports most frequently referred to as simply football are association football, American football, Australian rules football, Canadian football, Gaelic football, rugby league football and rugby union football.

Of the 45 national FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) affiliates in which English is an official or primary language, 43 use football in their organisations' official names ( Canada and the United States use soccer). Soccer is the prevailing term for association football in the U.S. and Canada, where other codes of football are dominant. In 2005, Australia's association football governing body changed its name from soccer to football to align with the general international usage of the term. In 2006, New Zealand decided to follow suit.

There are also many other languages where the common term for association football is phonetically similar to the English term football. (See the Names for association football article.)


Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal. Unqualified, the word football is understood to refer to whichever form of football is the most popular in the regional context in which the word appears. Sports commonly called 'football' in certain places include: association football (known as soccer in some countries); gridiron football (specifically American football or Canadian football); Australian rules football; rugby football (either rugby league or rugby union); and Gaelic football. These different variations of football are known as football codes.

Various forms of football can be identified in history, often as popular peasant games. Contemporary codes of football can be traced back to the codification of these games at English public schools during the nineteenth century. The expanse of the British Empire allowed these rules of football to spread to areas of British influence outside of the directly controlled Empire. By the end of the nineteenth century, distinct regional codes were already developing: Gaelic football, for example, deliberately incorporated the rules of local traditional football games in order to maintain their heritage. In 1888, The Football League was founded in England, becoming the first of many professional football competitions. During the twentieth century, several of the various kinds of football grew to become some of the most popular team sports in the world.

Football (film)

Football is a 1982 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Radhakrishnan (RK). The film stars Nedumudi Venu and Zarina Wahab in lead roles. The film had musical score by Johnson.

Usage examples of "football".

She turned the glasses to the Afghanis encamped below on the football field.

Bright emergency lights flashed on all over the estate, lighting up the area like a football field.

On West Auer Avenue, a man in a gray University of Michigan football T-shirt, gray cotton shorts, and flip-flops was washing a dark blue Toyota Camry in his short double-wheel-track driveway.

Rake had coached hundreds of games, and looked again at the silent bleachers where ten thousand people once gathered on Friday nights to pour their emotions upon a high school football team.

Laughter rose occasionally from one of the groups scattered throughout the home bleachers as someone told an old football story.

A soggy football went sailing past the window and a clatter of bogmen chasing after it.

Sandy Foster, football bohunk extraordinaire, leaned forward and handed them both cold beers, after throwing his own empty through the open T-top.

Like if a street bookie had a real heavy play on a horse or a football team, he could lay off some of his bets with Bobby.

If I expected to score by betting on fighters and football teams that had been doped with ZAP, I needed Bobby because he knew bookies all over , the country and could cobble up a giant swindle.

It reminded Borel of a North American high-school football field: same small wooden grandstands, and tents at the ends where the goal posts should be.

There, a mass of fifty thousand particles forms a single, eukaryotic Football Fan.

He had for years played the euphonium in the silver band at Airdrie until some baiter at a football ground had tossed a lighted firework into the bright gaping horn.

Sports buffs replaced baseball with falconry and polo in their Sunday afternoon television repertoire, and the big Thanksgiving game changed from football to soccer.

The football captain asked his advice as to whether there really was anything to all this Reading that he kept hearing about in his classes, and the leading bootlegger in the village gave Gid a box of thirty Turkish cigarettes.

But it seems that the reason Sam the Gonoph wishes to find Gigolo Georgie is to give him a good punch in the snoot, because it seems that Gigolo Georgie promotes Sam for several duckets to the large football game between the Harvards and the Yales to sell on commission, and never kicks back anything whatever to Sam.