History of football to 1900/Related Articles
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- Football : Any of a number of team sports which involve kicking and/or handling a ball with the purpose of territorial gain leading to the scoring of goals or points.
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- Association football (soccer) : A sport in which two teams, each consisting of 11 players, compete to move a spherical ball around the playing field and into their opponents' goal; with the exception of the goalkeeper, players may not use their hands or arms to control the ball.
- Rugby union : The original form of rugby football played in teams of fifteen. It was strictly amateur until 1995 when it opened up to professionalism.