Difference Between 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 differences such as the protections gears, the shape of the ball, the way they score points and numbers of leagues. The comparison between American Football and soccer reveals that soccer is easier to understand and safer than American Football. Firstly, Injuries is a very common thing in both sports, but American Football have a very high rate of injuries compare to soccer. American Football is a physical and violent sports that 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
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