Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
Football is a game played by two teams of eleven players using a round ball. Players kick the ball to each other and try to score goals by kicking the ball into a large net. (BRIT; in AM, use soccer )
Several boys were still playing ~ on the waste ground.
...Arsenal Football Club.
...Italian ~ fans.
Football is a game played by two teams of eleven players using an oval ball. Players carry the ball in their hands or throw it to each other as they try to score goals that are called touchdowns. (AM; in BRIT, use American ~ )
Two blocks beyond our school was a field where boys played ~...
This year’s national college ~ championship was won by Princeton.
A ~ is a ball that is used for playing ~.