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No it is played all over the world

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Q: Is American football played only in America?
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Is football only played in America?

no American football is played all around the world including the UK , Europe and even parts of Asia such as India, i think it would be cool if America develops a world international championship or something that would be great like the fa world cup but instead American football, go to some of the website for more information such as the british American football association

What are the sports played in America but not played in Mexico?

Football is the only one i can think of

Which is more famous Soccer or football?

soccer as it is played all over the world were as football is played only in america(professionaly)

Why isn't there football in the Olympics?

American football is not an Olympic event because not enough countries play it competitively. A game similar to American football is played only in Canada. What the rest of the world calls football (Soccer in US) is played at the Olympics.

What is the correct way to refer to soccer versus American football when speaking to a global audience both European and North American?

ANSWER. Football is football where ever you are. There is only one football. American football is known as gridiron outside of north America, or American style rugby in China. American football is not played much outside the USA. It is unknown in most countries. Rugby is far more popular worldwide than gridiron.

Is the United States the only country that has professional football teams?

Football is an American game and being played only in the US, a similar game called rugby is the European version of football.

Why did the American Professional Football Association change to the National Football League?

The American Football League changed their name to the National Football League because not only America was playing it. I mean Football was started in the U.k by Walter Camp. Football is a National sport so there for the name was changed.

Why is American football only popular in America?

It requires expensive equipment, it can be very dangerous if played without special training, its rules are difficult to understand, and it has too many breaks in the action.

What is more populor football or fishing?

This question depends on what part of the world you live in. Football is only played in the us if talking about American football. If football or as refered to in the U.S. "soccer" then it would be football because most countries in the world play soccer as a sport but not fish as a sport as for survival. If talking about American football then that would be fishing as football is only played in the U.S. and Fishing as a sport isn't that common around the world it would be fishing.

Why don't you have Olympic football?

Because American and Canadian football are only played in those countries, respectively. And they have both not made appeals to the IOC... yet.

Whats the worlds favorite sport?

Globally, the world's favourite sport is football (not American football). Sports such as baseball and American football are only popular in America. Football is the most popular sport in South America, Asia, Africa and in Europe. The World Cup Final was watched by nearly 300 million viewers, and throughout the tournament, there were and estimated 1.7 billion independent viewers.

Where is American football played?

Currently, NFL franchises only exist in the United States. However, exhibition games are sometimes played in other countries.

What year was the football first played?

It depends on which code of football you are referring to. European football has been played for hundreds of years, Gaelic Football for over a thousand years, American Football and Australian Rules Football are very recent versions or codes and only played for 150 to 200 years. You need to specify which code e.g. soccer, gridiron auusie rules, rugby, gaelic football etc.

Is there other pro football leagues other then the NFL?

No football is only in America

Why is American rugby considered a real sport when only you Yanks play it?

The game is American football. The US class this as a key sport for their country. If you consider the sheer size of America its in proportion with Europe. So the viewer levels are very high and compare with soccer in the European countries. Plus American Football is played outside the US. Its still emerging but it is followed by many other countries

What does football mean Internationally?

soccer... more commonly spelled futbol. Internationally, the game of American football is known as 'gridiron'. The vast majority of the world calls soccer football. Only in North America is football called soccer and gridiron called football.

Why do thay call soccer football in other places?

Because football is its original name, as the ball is kicked by the foot. It is called football around the vast majority of the world, it is only in America where 'American Football' is so popular it is called soccer. Soccer is sometimes used in Australia due to Australian Rules Football. Both American and Australian Rules football are variations of soccer (football) hence there names.

Why is American Football not popular around the world?

Modern day American football is not a widespread sport due to the predominance of what Americans call Soccer. Real "football" FIFA type has such a huge head start on American football. Another reason is that FIFA football can be played and practiced by youths worldwide easily, as only the ball is necessary. American football, however, has expensive equipment, and requires a larger group of people to even practice as pure fun sport.

Why don't other countries play American football?

American football is mainly only played in the US, but is somewhat popular in other North American countries. Canada has adopted American football, but gave it a twist which is why it is known as Canadian football. The reason why American football isn't more widespread is that it simply just hasn't caught the attention of other countries, and isn't popular. The most popular sports in the world are football (soccer) and cricket, which were both made popular by the United Kingdom due to their vast empire.

Which started first Canadian football or American football?

The NFL started in 1920 and the Canadian Football Leauge started in 1958.

Is football only played in the US?

Yes, football is only played in the US. Countries in Europe and Asia play a game similar to it called rugby

All American football players?

all-American football payers or all-pros are the best of the best of football players that get voted in to a special game by the fans of the NFL... this game is always held in Hawaii and has only been played in one other place once (Miami, FL).

Is football or soccer bigger in North America?

Football is the official name for soccer. Soccer comes from the Football asssociation. Only in the USA and Canada do they say soccer. The global name for football is of course football. The global name for American football is gridiron. Gridiron is a code of rugby or handball and not football. Football is a sport where players control the ball with their feet and only football does this. Football has more participants in north America and gridiron has more spectators. Mainly because Americans prefer football but struggle with the technicalities and so they do better at gridiron which is a more basic sport.

What did you call soccer when it first arrived in the us?

Most likely football, the name in pretty much everywhere other than North America. Soccer is only used to distinguish the game from American Football, what people think of when you say football in NA.

Is football only played in the fall?

No. The NFL and college football are played in the fall, but the Arena Football League and smaller indoor football leagues play in the spring and early summer.

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