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I'm assuming you mean AMERICAN football, not soccer. Official rules: you must have 11 players on each side of the ball for every play. But the way the game is played on an organized level, a team has 11 offensive players and 11 defensive players, plus a kicker, a punter, a kickholder, kick returner, several other "special teams" players, and 1-3 backups for every position. I'm not sure but I think the official maximum roster size for an NFL team is 88. In the past, teams had to keep the same 11 guys out there whether they were on offense, defense, or special teams. That is now called "Iron Man" football because any team attempting to do that today, when the rules allow unlimited substitution, must have players with a great deal of endurance. Or, if you're like my home town's high school football team, you HAVE to play that way because the entire male student body is BARELY big enough to put 11 players on the field, so they ALL have to play both sides of the ball. They started that team about 20 years ago (shortly after I graduated). To my knowledge, they still have not won a game. It took them ten years to score their first points. The Canadian League and Arena football are different. Don't know about the European league of American Football. Playground rules: 4. 2 on each team. That's the bare minimum.
There is usually no set number of players on a team. But, only 11 from each team on the field at the same time.

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The number of players it takes to play a soccer match depends on how many players you have to start with. However, for teams playing a normal 11 v. 11 game, there can be no more than 11 players on the field, and no less than 7 players. Sometimes, checking with the other coach is important to see if an agreement can be made about players. Keep in mind though, one player must always be designated as "goalie".

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American football teams have 11 players on the field on each side on any given play. The actual size of the teams depends on the level of play. NFL teams are usually limited to 53 players (45 active), while in college the roster limits are determined by each conference, and have been listed as low as 80 players, and as high as "unlimited" for home games.

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there is 11 players on the pitch for each team in a football game unless red carded.

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