Scoring goals or points by moving the ball to an opposing team's end of the field and either into a goal area, or over a line. Goals or points resulting from players putting the ball between two goalposts. The goal or line being defended by the opposing team. Players using only their body to move the ball.
Football, also called association football or soccer, is a game involving two teams of 11 players who try to maneuver the ball into the other team’s goal without using their hands or arms. The team that scores more goals wins. Football is the world’s most popular ball game in numbers of participants and spectators.
A professional football game lasts one hour divided into 15 minute quarters. Each half of the game starts with a kickoff, and each team is allowed three time-outs. The game is supervised by a referee, umpire, lineman, field judge, and back judge.
James Alder. Updated November 04, 2019. Football is a sport played by two teams of 11 players on a 120-yard, rectangular field with goal lines on each end. A football is an oval-like inflated ball usually made of cowhide or rubber. The offense, or the team with control of the ball, attempts to advance the ball down the field by running or passing the ball, while the opposing team aims to stop their advance and tries to take control of the ball.
Timing. Regulation time for a football game is one hour, divided into four 15-minute quarters. A halftime between quarters two and three allows 12 minutes for each team to convene off-field to discuss strategy. Between the other quarters, the teams have two minutes to switch the end zones they defend.
To keep the game going at a good pace the offense has a limited time (called the play clock) between plays. Football Players. The rules in football allow each team to have eleven players on the field at a time. Teams may substitute players between plays with no restrictions.
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