Compare And Contrast American Football And American Football

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American football vs European football (soccer)

On November 1869, Princeton and Rutgers played the first intercollegiate football game in New Brunswick, New Jersey, using a soccer-style game with rules adapted from the London Football Association(Michael Oriard 2017). American football is a combination of two English sport, rugby, and soccer. In term of popularity, soccer is most popular sport in the world, whereas American football is only popular in the United States. American Football and soccer have various differences such as protections gears, the shape of the ball, the way they score points, number of leagues. The comparison between American Football and soccer reveals that soccer is easier to understand and safer than American Football. Firstly, Soccer and American Football differ in rates of injuries. American Football is one of the most dangerous sports in America. This sport is very physical and violent and requires physical and mental strength, according to a study football players had the highest injury rate, with 4.36 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures. Concussions are one of the most common injuries in football, a research shows that more than 40 percent of retired NFL players had signs of traumatic brain injury” according to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)"( Travis M. Andrews 2016), Concessions are not the only severe injuries Football players suffer, they also can get injuries from the cervical spine could result result in
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