n. & v.
n. 1 any of several outdoor games between two teams played with a ball on a pitch with goals at each end, esp. = Association Football. 2 a large inflated ball of a kind used in these. 3 a topical issue or problem that is the subject of continued argument or controversy.
v.intr. play football. football pool (or pools) a form of gambling on the results of football matches, the winners receiving sums accumulated from entry money. footballer n.