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  Football (soccer)
Football, also called soccer and referred to colloquially as footie, is the most popular team sport[?] in the world in both number of spectators and number of active participants.
The rules of football are known as Laws of Football[?] [1] (http://www.fifa.com/refs/laws_E.html) and are based on efforts made in the mid-19th century to standardise the rules of the widely varying games of football played at the public schools and universities of England[?].
Each team has a goal keeper that is allowed to touch the ball with his arms and shoulders when he is standing within the outer marked area around the home goal, which is called the penalty area (aka the "box").
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/so/Soccer.html   (1719 words)

 Canadian Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2002 the league expanded back to nine teams with the Ottawa Renegades, which were suspended for the 2006 season after sustaining millions of dollars in losses in their four seasons.
Football has been gaining in popularity in Quebec with the recent success of the Alouettes, and Quebec university football teams now lead the country in attendance and on the field, with Laval University, the University of Montreal and Concordia University consistently in the top ten in the country.
Teams are divided into 2 divisions, with 4 teams in each division, the East and the West.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Football_League   (2127 words)

 Football (soccer) - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Football, (official but largely unused name: Association Football) also called soccer and occasionally known colloquially in Britain as footy, is the most popular team sport in the world in both number of spectators and number of active participants.
The rules of football are known as Laws of Football[1] and are based on efforts made in the mid-19th century to standardise the rules of the widely varying games of football played at the public schools and universities of England.
According to IFAB regulations the length of the football field (or "pitch") for international matches should be in the range 100-110 metres and the width should be in the range 64-75 metres.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Soccer   (1872 words)

 Rugby League World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The idea was further pursued in 1951, post-war France, the pioneer of the concept was Paul Barriere, the President of the French Rugby League.
After a final was played between the top two teams in 1954, it was decided that the top team that finished first would win first for the second World Cup in Australia in 1957.
Ten teams are to compete in the next World Cup in Australia in 2008.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rugby_League_World_Cup   (732 words)

 [No title]
Football, or "soccer," to those of you on the North American continent, is a big passion of mine.
In the English League I follow both Liverpool and Portsmouth and in the French League my teams are Paris Saint-Germain and Auxerre.
The French national team are team I support in international fixtures and tournaments, although I do cheer on England, if France are not involved.
members.lycos.co.uk /franglais1969   (129 words)

 Texas League
The 34-year old Goodwin, who had spent parts of six previous seasons in the major leagues and was one of the majors' last "certified" spitballers, pitched in four late season games with the Reds, signed a new contract for 1926 and was penciled in to hold down the staff's sixth spot.
Berry, a consensus All-America end from Lafayette, and French, an All-America back from West Point, were team mates with Connie Mack's 1925 Philadelphia Athletics in the summer of 1925 and the Pottsboro Maroons of the National Football League later that fall.
French, who had left West Point early to play in the NFL in 1922, never played pro football again after 1925, but hung on with the A's until the end of the decade as a back-up outfielder.
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 French Soccer gets Closer to Goal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Stéphane Guivarc'h, the French League's top scorer in 1997 and on his way to doubling the stakes this season, could well be the man of the moment.
The French Football Federation (FFF), which runs football in France, was founded in 1919 and is currently chaired by Claude Simonet.
Another major body is the National Football League, or LNF, which is answerable to the FFF and whose principal task is to organise the French professional championships in the First and Second Divisions.
www.diplomatie.gouv.fr /label_france/ENGLISH/DOSSIER/foot/but.html   (1189 words)

 About the USA > Sports > Football
American football is a distinct type of football that developed in the United States in the 19th century from soccer and rugby.
It requires teams to run, throw and kick an oval ball across a 100-yard field (91.4 meters), is unrelated to the game most of the world knows by that name, and which Americans call soccer.
Football is played by school, college and professional teams and is one of the most popular American sports, attracting thousands of participants and millions of spectators annually.
usa.usembassy.de /sports-football.htm   (460 words)

 J League Teams: JEF United Ichihara
Under his tutelage, the team continued to develop, and although they still did not reach the top ranks, they definitely were becoming a tough opponent, who other teams in the league treated with utmost caution.
With good coaching and a young, energetic team, this move seemed to be the key that unlocked the door to success for JEF United.
Though their bid for a league title fell short once again, in 2005 the team was able to capture its first piece of silverware, by winning the Nabisco Cup.
www.wldcup.com /Asia/jleague/jef.html   (981 words)

 UNICEF Special Representative George Weah
He was also named African Footballer of the Year in 1996 and World Player of the Year in 1995 by international football's ruling body, FIFA.
The magazine French Football and the Confederation of African Football both voted Weah Footballer of the Year in 1995.
Weah is President of The Junior Professionals, a football team he founded in Monrovia in 1994, whose aim is to give young people the opportunity to practise sports.
www.unicef.org /football/players/weah.html   (856 words)

 French Football Federation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The French Football Federation (FFF) (French: Fédération Française de Football) is the governing body of football in France.
It organises the French football league, Championnats Nationaux, and the men's and women's national teams.
This article about a football-related organization is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_Football_Federation   (114 words)

 Sports Betting Information : Football : Turkey : Super League 2005/2006
The top two teams in the Super League also qualify for the UEFA Champions League, with the Turkish champion proceeding directly to the group stage.
The third-placed team qualifies for the preliminary rounds of the UEFA Cup, together with the Turkish Cup winner.
At the end of each season, the bottom three teams of the Turkish Super League are directly relegated to the Second Division (Second League A).
www.betinf.com /turkey.htm   (657 words)

 SI.com - Writers - Arash Markazi: A primer on European soccer - Friday April 14, 2006 5:51PM
Each is comprised of the top 20 teams in their respective countries (the Bundesliga only has 18 teams), with each team competing against each other twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 38 matches per season (34 for the Bundesliga).
Also, the bottom three teams in each league are relegated to the country's second division -- the Football League Championship (England), Segunda Division (Spain), Serie B (Italy), Ligue 2 (France) and Second Bundesliga (Germany) -- while three of the top teams in that lower division are promoted.
And of the top six or seven leagues, no one league can truly say it's better than another and no team can claim to be the "world champion." Simply look at the Champions League for confirmation -- five different teams from five different countries have won the competition the past five years.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2006/writers/arash_markazi/04/14/hot.read/index.html   (725 words)

 French Football League Marseille
In 1993 Marseille could of won the league championship or at least contest it but due to their finanacial abnormalities they paid the penalty after they were disqualified for match fixing.
Marseille are one of the only French teams able to fill their 60,000 stadium.
Marseille play their football at the Stade Velodrome which has a capacity of 60,000.
www.britain.tv /sports_football_french_marseille.shtml   (360 words)

 ESPN.com: SPORTSBUSINESS - NBC, Arena League strike deal
In 2003, the league will have 20 teams, including the Dallas Desperados, a Jerry Jones-owned team that is one of two new franchises that will debut this season.
League officials say that despite the contraction of four teams in November -- the Houston ThunderBears, Florida Bobcats, Milwaukee Mustangs and Oklahoma Wranglers -- the AFL ownership group includes eight other NFL owners who have rights to Arena League teams.
Between the Arena League and arenafootball2, a developmental league that has teams in 34 smaller markets, league officials predict more than 3 million fans will watch the indoor league in 2002.
espn.go.com /sportsbusiness/s/2002/0305/1345856.html   (564 words)

 Ajaccio Football Club Stade Francois Coty from Football.co.uk
Francois Coty stadium is the home of the football club AC Ajaccio.
The stadium was inaugurated on December 1, 1969 under it's official name of Parc des Sports de laca but was also known as the Stade Timizzilo.
The stadium has gone through many changes over the years but to this day still is not up to League one standards.
stadiums.football.co.uk /France/Francois-Coty.htm   (101 words)

 French football/soccer : League 1 2005/2006 season preview
The league expanded from 18 to 20 clubs in the 2002/03 season.
He replaces Phillipe Troussier, who was dismissed after failing to qualify the team for the UEFA Cup.
Lille, who are still without a stadium after a French court turned down a project to renovate their old venue, have been quiet in the transfer market.
www.betinf.com /prev_france.htm   (1902 words)

 ESPN.com Soccernet Europe: News - French league considers 20-team first division
The league presidents' union (UCPF) sent a letter to all first and second division clubs on Wednesday asking for their opinion on the proposed change.
The measure appears to have been prompted by the fear that several traditionally well-supported clubs are in danger of relegation this season and are in line to be replaced by small-town teams with lesser support.
The French League switched from 20 clubs to 18 before the 1997-98 season because of the crowded calendar.
www.soccernet.com /europe/news/2001/0307/20010307lnf20team.html   (478 words)

 French Football League Lens
More recently the club couldn’t qualify for the quarter finals of the League of the Champions in 2000 despite the victory in 1999 at Wembley, which no French team has done.
Lens play their football at the Stade Bollaert which has the capacity of 41649 spectators.
Lens hopes to finish the season within the tope ten of the League with the aim of featuring in the French titles this season and to qualify for next seasons UEFA Cup.
www.britain.tv /sports_football_french_lens.shtml   (499 words)

 About the San Francisco Soccer Football League
The SFSFL is one of the oldest semi-professional and amateur league in the United States.
Originally known as the California Football Association (CFA), the SFSFL was finally launched in early 1902, and comprised of the Independents, Albion Rovers, Vam­pires, Thistle F.C. and the American-British Rifles.
The league office is located in the Mission District of San Francisco, California.
www.sfsfl.com /about.html   (389 words)

 FIFA.com The Official web site of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association
From the Middle Agesonwards it was the capital of France and the home of the monarchy, withthe momentous events of the French Revolution in 1789 stamping anindelible mark on French history and reverberating round the world.
It will obviously be agreat occasion for football fans, but it is intended as a party foreverybody else too, with the focus being on the three fundamental ideasthe organisation committee has chosen as its themes: universality,emotion and sharing.
Itis the home of the French football and rugby teams, as well as beingused for a variety of other spectacular events, such as concerts,motocross, show jumping etc.
www.fifa.com /en/mens/index/0,2527,8409,00.html?articleid=8409   (688 words)

 Challenge de l'offensive - MaXxed Football Forums
The French Football League has launched a new initiative to increase the number of goals scored.
While the system will not be used to determine league positions, there will be €20m prize money made available to teams in the two top divisions based on their performance in the challenge.
Consequently the League Cup will be streamlined from next season, with UEFA Champions League group stage teams entering in the last 32.
www.fbtz.com /forum/showthread.php?p=478682#post478682   (461 words)

 League definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
Her painting is not in the same league as yours.
be in league (with somebody) to collaborate with somebody, usually for a questionable purpose
be (way) out of your league to be in a place, situation, or group where you do not belong or cannot cope (informal)
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_/League.html   (183 words)

 J.League News | June 2006 :: Soccerphile.com
In a final interview at the Japan Football Association in Tokyo prior to his return to Brazil, Coach Zico claimed with a straight face that he had no regrets and would not have changed a thing about Japan’s World Cup campaign.
Longtime Zico watchers will not be surprised, but those vaguely in touch with the tenuous concept known as reality were stunned.
In the French World Cup, in 1998, he attracted attention from European clubs and transferred to Perugia in Italy’s Serie A. After seven years in Italy—where he played for Parma, Roma, Bologna, and Perugia—he moved to Bolton in the Premier League last year.
www.soccerphile.com /soccerphile/news/j_news.html   (793 words)

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 Liberty League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Entering the Liberty League championship, she ranks third in career points at William Smith (136), and is only six points away from matching the William Smith record.
Styer was named Liberty League Rookie of the Week following the William Smith tournament in which the Herons allowed just 12 shots and one goal in two victories.
French guided Union to a fourth-place finish in the Liberty League for the program's first ever Liberty League playoff berth.
www.libertyleaguesports.org /awards/fieldhockey   (253 words)

 rediff.com: Football Fiesta
Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed Zizou, is a French football player of Kabyle Algerian descent.
Zidane is retiring from both club and international football after the 2006 World Cup.
His goals settled the first ever World Cup match between the two most successful teams in the tournament's history...
www.rediff.com /sports/fifa06.html   (177 words)

 BUBL LINK: Football
Includes data on club honours, league finishing positions, league and cup results, English clubs' participation in non-domestic competitions, player and manager awards, and the England national team.
American football resource depicting 'football minds' Bill Walsh, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Gibbs, Dom Capers, George Halas, and Tom Landry, the history of the NFL, rules, biographies of those involved in the progress of professional football, follies, the top 50 players organised by position played, facts, and a dictionary of related terms.
Links to official and unofficial pages for football teams in the four main divisions in England and Scotland as well as the international teams of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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 ESPN.com Soccernet Europe: News - French league to revert to 20 teams
A survey of French professional clubs showed 28 in favour of the First Division including 20 teams and seven against, with three abstentions.
Bourgoin said he had held several meetings with French Football Federation president Claude Simonet about the possible switch, which would enable clubs to increase television and gate revenues.
The first round of the French Cup featuring professional clubs, the round of 64, will be played before the league's traditional winter break.
www.soccernet.com /europe/news/2001/0406/20010406france20.html   (275 words)

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