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American football   /əmˈɛrəkən fˈʊtbˌɔl/   Listen
American football

A game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays.  Synonym: American football game.

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