Football vs. Soccer

American Football
Soccer

Soccer is called Association football, or more commonly simply football in most of the world. In America, the word football refers to American football, which has more in common with rugby than with soccer.

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Time limit Four 15-minute quarters, with a half-time intermission after the second quarter. The game clock stops frequently between plays. 90 minutes. 45 minutes for each half of the game.there is added time to make up for time elapsed.
Object of the Game Object of the game is to score points by carrying the ball beyond the opponents touch line. (Each such instance is called a touch down). Also scoring by kicking it between the goal post called a Field Goal. To score goal. There is a goal at each end of the field. The object of the game is to put the ball in your opponents goal.
Number of players 11 players on the field at any point of time 11 players, including a goal keeeper
Major League National Football League (NFL) Barclay's premiere leagueBPL (Eng) Liga BBVA (Spain) Serie A (Italy) Ligue 1 (France) SPL (Scotland) Major league soccer MLS (USA)
Countries USA World wide
Substitution Unlimited 3 players per game
Ball A prolate spheroid which is about 11 inches (28 cm) long and about 22 inches (56 cm) in circumference at the center and weighs around 0.875lbs. A spherical ball
Player Size NFL player brandon banks 70 kg. (155 lbs.) was at one point 67 kg. (149 lbs.) is the lightest NFL player since 2010 while the largest NFL player was 162.3kg (358 lbs.) The largest running back is 122kg (268 lbs.) Brandon jacobs. any size. Taller players are preferred for defending
Current World Champions Seattle Seahawks (2013-2014) Spain
Number of Umpires / Referees 3 to 6 referees plus booth review 3 referees
Field Length: 120 yards (109.728 meters) in total (100 yards (91.44 meters) of playing field, with two 10-yard (9.144 meters) end zones) Width: 160 feet (48.768 meters) 100 yards
Major Tournaments NFL Playoffs World Cup.Champions League. Euro. Copa America. Super Copa. Copa Libertadores. Copa Del Rey. FA Cup. Copa Italia.
Protective gear Helmet, Shoulder/Chest pad/protector, upper leg padding and mouthguard are rightfully required. Shin gaurds, Boots.
Highest governing body NFL FIFA
Contact sport? Yes; technically, collision sport Yes

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Anonymous comments (5)

April 7, 2014, 9:02am

Just like with most people that don't grow up with it and don't understand the rules, this is pretty objective. Just imagine if almost every country had football teams! Either way, their both good sports, but hockey's the best! ;)

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March 30, 2014, 8:36am

Soccer field is 165 yards

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June 27, 2013, 4:50pm

EVERY KICK, TACKLE, GOAL, AND SLIDE. EVERY NAIL-BITER, PENALTY, YELLOW AN RED CARD. ALL OF THE PASSION, DETERMINATION, AND HARD WORK. ALL FOR THE BEAUTIFUL GAME, SOCCER

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April 29, 2013, 3:42pm

Soccer is awesome

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January 31, 2013, 3:12pm

American Football is turrble.

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