Soccer VS Football

I used to get confused about the words soccer and football. To us, Brazilian people, football is what soccer is for Americans. Here it is a little bit about both sports, which are completely different!

American Football:

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron,[nb 1] is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense’s advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team’s end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent’s goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.”(Wikkipedia)

Brazilian Football (Soccer):

“Soccer is a team sport played by two teams of 11 players (one is the goalkeeper) on a rectangular field. The field is demarcated with large lines called side lines and two smaller ones called goal lines. The field is divided into two parts and in the center there is the drawing of a circle with a radius of 9.15m. Two targets are placed on each goal line that are formed by two vertical posts and a dash. The distance between the posts should be 7,32m and the height of the 2,4m crossbar. They pass the ball until one of the teams scores. They can score as many times as they can.”

Thanks for reading this post, I hope you liked getting to know more about the most important sport in Brazil!


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