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Because if it weren't it would be a soccer ball.

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What are the dimension of an American football ball?

OVAL


What is the shape of a American football ball?

Oval.


Comparison of American Football and France Football?

American Football uses an oval ball and french football means Soccer.


What do you play with in American football?

AN OVAL SHAPED BALL


What is a football game played with an oval ball?

Some football type games with a oval ball are AFL (Australian Football League*), American Football and Rugby.


American football throw?

footballs. an oval shapped object made out of pig skin


How big is an football oval?

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Can there be a round football?

Yes. There are lots of types of football. American football, Rugby and Australian Rules Football all use oval balls. Soccer and Gaelic Football use round balls.


What is length and width of oval football field?

An American football field is 120 yards long and 53 1/3 yards wide.


What kind of a ball they use in the game of rugby?

Its an oval ball similar in shape to an American football but larger.


What is the geometric shape football?

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What is the geomatric shape of a football?

oval


What shape is the afl football?

oval


Largest football oval in Australia?

There is an oval in Glen Lyon that is about 215-220m long


What is the difference between Australian football and American football?

in American football they where padding gear and helmets and in Aussie rules they don't need too. Also in Australian football they kick the ball and in American football they throw and kick. And American football is way more violent than Australian rules. In Australian football the field is shaped like an oval in American football a rectangle. And in American football the goalpost is a wierd shape in Australian football it is just 4 posts.The rules are different too because American football is about scoring points by adavncing the ball into the endzones in Australian football they kick it between the four posts.Also in Australian football the ball is smaller and rounder than an American football and an American football is bigger and pointed.Also in American football there are loads of penalties.


What kind of ball do they use in the game rugby?

And oval ball pointed slightly at both ends (similar to that of American football but larger)


How is Gaelic Football similar to American Football?

Gaelic Football and American Football are radically different, and have very few similarities. They are both team games, played with a ball, but even the ball differs in that Gaelic Football uses a round ball, not an oval ball. Both are extremely popular football codes in their country of origin but are minority sports in the majority of the world. There is virtually no similarity between Gaelic Football and American Football.


What is the name of an Australian rules football field?

A football oval. Seeing as the field is oval. AFL games are also played on cricket field such as the MCG in Melbourne and the Gabba in Brisbane. A football oval. Seeing as the field is oval. AFL games are also played on cricket field such as the MCG in Melbourne and the Gabba in Brisbane.


What is a winter sport with oval balls and handovers?

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What is a footy ground?

A football ground is an oval shaped ground on which Australian football is played.


What is the difference between American Football and British Football?

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What is the outline on a football field?

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Is a football a sphere?

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