association football

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a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal

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The Qatari withdrew his presidential nomination shortly before the election, after he and Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Jack Warner were suspended on charges of corruption.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian official blasted the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) for its politically-driven decision to ban the Iranian women's national team from an Olympic qualifier because of wearing Islamic dress.
The World Commission for Science and Sports has held regular conferences since 1987 that encompass all forms of football, even American football, but this was the first to focus exclusively on association football, or soccer.
The FIFA World Rankings is a ranking system for men's national teams in Association football, currently led by Spain.
Soccer was born in England -- the word was derived from Association Football -- and introduced to the world in the latter part of the 19th century by English missionaries.
The Bodleian Library of Oxford University is to publish in full the original manuscript of the Rules of Association Football 1863.
Dear Editor, - When I attended a rugby-playing school more than four decades ago, I was made well aware of the sneering attitude of a number of the staff towards those of us who liked to play association football.
Perhaps there is an element of wanting to let one's hair down--in England, at least, the rule about keeping a stiff upper lip does not apply to association football.
LONDON -- Sunderland Association Football Club has announced TLC88.
The 119-page book - Association Football - was published in 1949 and will have been ghost-written for Wilf, whose artistic skills lay more with the football at his feet than with the written word.
Gerry Mallon s experience of the commercial world will add considerable value to the work of the IFA Board where an understanding of a non executive directorship will bring substantial experience to the Association, said Dr Les Caul, Chairman of the Board of the Irish Football Association, All of this is enhanced by his commitment to association football and his avid interest in the Northern Ireland international team and its performance.
An Uzbek delegation, headed by President of the Football Federation of Uzbekistan Mirabror Usmanov, has left for Sao Paulo (Brazil) to take part in the Congress of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).
Futsal, one of the fastest-growing indoor sports in the world, is a variation on association football that is played on a smaller pitch, with smaller goals and ball.
A committee was formed and two teams have entered into the Huddersfield and District Association Football League for the season 2013/14.
Scottish football historian Andy Mitchell uncovered the truth of the 1867 founding of Glasgow's Queen's Park FC, Scotland's first association football club, after extensive research.
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