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American football and European football are very different games with little in common but a name. In America, they don't even have the name in common because European football is called soccer in America. European football uses a round ball. Only the goalie can touch the ball with his hands; everyone else must use foot, head or another body part to move the ball into the goal net of the opposing team. The game is a running game with players dressed in light clothing. American football uses an oblong football and has no goalies. The ball is carried down field, or kicked, and every player is expected to try to lay hands on it. It is a blocking game with the players dressed in heavy protective garments and helmets. Instead of kicking the ball into a goal net, as is done in European football, the ball must be kicked between two tall poles in the opposing team's end zone, or carried across a line into the opponent's end zone.

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