- Brit. soccer
- Brit. Rugby (sense )
- in the U.S., a game played on a field that is 100 yards long, with 2 teams of 11 players and a goal at each end: the players may attempt to score a touchdown by running or passing the ball, kick a field goal, etc.
- Canadian football
- the oval, inflated, leather or rubber ball used in playing football in the U.S. or Canada
- any issue, problem, etc. that is passed about or shunted from one group to another: a political football
Origin of footballMiddle English foteballe