Similarities Between Soccer And Football

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Soccer vs. Football
Soccer and Football are mostly similar with some notable differences. One notable similarity is the team aspect. Another notable similarity is there positions; however, they are different in their rules. Athletes who play football share the same goal as athletes who play soccer: Score the most goals to win the game. In football, there are two areas on opposite sides of the field where one can score points by bringing the football over the goal line. Soccer shares this same concept by having two nets on opposite sides of the field where one can score a point by kicking the soccer ball into the net. Also, both sports share the concept of having an offense and defense, and both sports each have eleven players on a team on the field at a time. These are only few of many similarities between these two sports, but, they are significantly different. The rules, equipment, championships and most watch. In any other sports there are rules that players must follow. In the soccer game you are not allowed to handle or touch the ball with your hands at all, unless you are either the goalie, the referee or a player being allowed to throw it into the field because of a penalty. In American football the game is more like rugby, where the players hold the ball in their hands, and then run up the field, holding it tightly, to touch it down behind certain lines on the field to score points. They can also kick it through the goal posts, which are very high and H-shaped.

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