Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!
Two teams of eleven players each fight to get a spherical ball into the other teams goal. The players are not allowed to touch the ball with their arms or shoulders. Each team has a goal keeper that is allowed to touch the ball with his arms and shoulders when he is standing within the marked area around the home goal. ---- That which one buys a large screen television for... ---- Not to start a religious war or anything, but the definition above is for what we Americans call SocceR. FootBall is what they play in the SuperBowl. :-) --JimboWales ---- I suggest AmericanFootball and EuropeanFootball as topics. :-) -- LarrySanger ---- Do non-Americans refer to Soccer as Soccer as well as FootBall? If so, we could change this page to simply be a pointer to AmericanFootball, SocceR, and AustralianFootball. I think AustralianFootball is the same thing as RugBy, but I'm not an expert! ---- I have never heard of a SportS called EuropeanFootball. I believe that Soccer is an North American term that has spread also to Australia. I think EuropE, South America and AfricA uses the term FootBall for what americans call Soccer. Do the following investigation yourself: * British site: http://www.football.co.uk/ * French site: http://www.football.fr/ * Italian site: http://www.football.it/ * South africa: http://www.safa.org.za/misstat.html * Mexico: http://www.terceradivision.com.mx/ * Argentina: http://www.afa.org.ar/home.htm * Brasil: http://www.brasilfutebol.com/select_language.sps * India: http://www.indianfootball.8m.com/ A quick Internet-investigation leads me to believe that UnitedStates, CanadA, AustraliA and NewZealand use the word Soccer and the rest of the world uses the word FootBall. -- LinusTolke