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Football is the name given to a number of different, but related, team sports.

The most popular of these world-wide is association football (also known as soccer).

The English word "football" is also applied to American football, Australian rules football, Canadian football, Gaelic football, rugby football (rugby union and rugby league), and related games.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Football", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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