Comparing Different Types of Football
Looking at the different types of football that is being played around the world is very interesting. In each of the three countries that we are going to compare here, the term football means a completely different sport and is played differently. However, at the same time, these are sports that are going to have some of the same common themes that are going to make it an interesting sport for all of the fans to watch and follow.
Australia has its own kind of football, known as Australian Rules or Aussie Rules Football. It is completely different to the traditional sport of soccer but has some similarities with rugby and American football. A distinct difference between American and Australian football is that the Australian version does not include as much protective wear for the players as Australian football. The goal and score system for this sport is also quite different to traditional soccer. There are 4 goal posts and the height of the kick matters. Similar to the EPL, the Australian version of the league is called AFL (Australian Football League)
Football in England is one of those things that is often called soccer in Australia and the United States. Football in England is one of the most popular sports in the world and it is continuing to grow in popularity as more clubs are forming in different countries and it has started to gain more popularity even in the developing parts of the world. This is a sport that is ultra competitive at the higher levels and does not allow any use of hands, except for the goalies. It is the traditional and original sport that other forms of football have evolved from.
American style football is extremely popular in mainly the United States and some neighboring countries. However, the sport is starting to spread to global levels as well, although it is not nearly as popular as its counterparts globally. The American football sport uses quite a bit of padding and is going to require people to have some of the medical screening as well. Due to the violent nature of this sports helmets are required and some people have become paralyzed while playing this sport.
Different parts of the world enjoy soccer or football in their own way. In South America and Europe, soccer is extremely popular while in the United States, American football is almost thought as the only form of football. In Australia, soccer is well known, but Australian Rules Football is the main sport.