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football

noun uk   /ˈfʊt.bɔːl/ us    /-bɑːl/
A1 [U] UK (UK and US soccer) a game played between two teams of eleven people, where each team tries to win by kicking a ball into the other team's goal: a football player/team He's playing football. Are you coming to the football match? I'm not a big football fan. [U] US (UK American football) a game for two teams of eleven players in which an oval ball is moved along the field by running with it or throwing it: a football game A1 [C] a large ball made of leather or plastic and filled with air, used in games of football
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