Soccer and football

  • ribran

    Senior Member
    English - American
    Hi, everybody,

    WR dictionary says football includes soccer and American football.

    Are there any other sports called football in the UK or the US?

    In the UK, which is soccer usually called, soccer or football?
    (1) In the United States, there are two main variants of traditional American football: flag football and touch football. In flag football, every player wears a belt with two flags attached to it. To end a down, a player on the defensive team must pull one of the flags off the ball carrier's belt. This is in contrast to traditional American football, in which tackling is the method by which downs are ended. In touch football, downs are ended simply by touching the ball carrier.

    (2) Football
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    Senior Member
    English - United Kingdom
    There is also rugby football. Some rugby clubs have names such as "the Little Witherington football club"
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