Australian football is Australia's national sport, invented in the 1850's in Melbourne.
It is played by two teams of 18 players on the field and (in the National competition the AFL) 3 interchange players and 1 substitute.
The game is played on an oval shaped field of varying sized but is approximately 170m long and 150m wide.
There are 4 posts at each end of the field, two 'goal' posts, which are 15m high and 6.4m apart and two 'behind' posts on the outside of the goal posts.
The object of the game is to score a 'goal' by kicking the oval shaped ball between the goal posts. This awards the team 6 points. Hitting the goal post with a kick or kicking between the goal post and behind post awards the team 1 point. An Australian football score would look like 15.7.97 which equates to 15 goals (total 90 points) and 7 'behinds' (total 7 points) for a total of 97 points. The winning team is the team with the most number of points in total.
Football, Footy, Australian Rules Football, Aussie Rules, Aerial Ping Pong.
Generally people just call it Soccer but some people who actually play, coach or watch a high level of Soccer/Football will call it Football.
To distinguish the game from various other games (codes) of football played in Australia, American Football is mainly referred to as gridiron.
USA - Soccer South Africa - Soccer / Ibhola / Bolo / Sokker Australia - Soccer Canada - Soccer (these are the only countries that call it soccer) Portugal - Futebol Italy - Calcio Germany - Fußbol Mexico/Spain - Futbol
There are about 389,000 registered soccer players in Australia.
Australia has soccer as a sport. There is no other sport similar to soccer. The various codes of football played in Australia are nothing like soccer.
There are an estimated ten million people who play soccer in Australia. Soccer is considered one of the most popular sports in Australia.
Only Americans call soccer...soccer! (everywhere else it is known as football)
The best soccer player on Australia is Tim Cahill.The answer may change if years go by.
yes you can.
No... in Canada and Australia as well.
They call it football.