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noun football pronunciation in British English /ˈfʊtˌbɔːl/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] British a game in which two teams of eleven players kick a round ball and try to score goals
    a game of football
    Rob’s going home to watch the football on TV.
    play football: He plays football for Barcelona.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to football
      a football match/pitch/ground/stadium
      football boots
  2. 2
    [countable] a ball used for playing football or American football
    Children were kicking a football back and forth.
 

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