American football is a competitive team sport. In the United States and Canada, the term is used in football, and other parts of the world, the sport also called gridiron football. The Canadian football has slightly different rules. The object of the game is to score by bringing the ball in the end zone of the opponent. Points can be scored by throwing the ball to a teammate in the end zone the ball, by kicking the ball between the posts in the end zone or simply running the ball into the end zone. The team with the most points scored is the winner.
American football is all about the ball. The ball can be moved by digging, carrying, throwing or passing it from hand to hand among the players. In many countries in Europe and Asia, the same rules of the game in football. The main principle is throwing a ball with his hand. Points are earned in a variety of ways, for example by moving the ball through the point (goal line), throwing the ball to the player behind the line – that is, in the end zone (end zone) – or kick the opponent’s goal (field goal).
The team with the most points when time expires on the game and ends the last action. In the event of a tie during the regular overtime applies the principle of “sudden death” – the equivalent of “golden goal” in soccer. Sometimes the game can end in a draw, extra time if you do not have a winner.
In the United States and Canada, the sport is called simply football (football). In addition to these countries, the discipline is almost always referred to as American football to distinguish it from other football games – especially football (soccer while the Americans called soccer). In the English-speaking football sometimes referred to as “football grate” (since called gridiron, grid) due to its resemblance to the grille off the grid.