football

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfʊtbɔːl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfʊtˌbɔl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fŏŏtbôl′)


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football
‘football’
In Britain, football is a game played between two teams who kick a round ball around a field in an attempt to score goals. In America, this game is called soccer.
We met a group of Italian football fans.
There was a lot of pressure on the US soccer team.
‘American football’
In North America, football is a game played between two teams who throw or run with an oval ball in an attempt to score points. In Britain, this game is called American football.
This year's national college football championship was won by Princeton.
He was an American football star.
‘match’
In Britain, two teams play a football match. In America, they play a football game.
We watched the match between Arsenal and Manchester United.
Are you going to watch the football game Monday night?
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