2021 FALL PREVIEW
Football or fútbol? The term used to describe the game of soccer is the subject of much debate among passionate sports fans all over the world. Although fútbol is the Spanish translation of the English word “football,” the two sports couldn’t be more different. For starters, American football is played primarily with the hands, whereas fútbol, or soccer, is played with the feet. Below, key differences between the gridiron and “the beautiful game.” But here’s the real kicker: THE NFL ON CBS and CBS Sports soccer properties air across CBS and are streamed on Paramount+, as well as soccer on CBS Sports Network. — Michelle Darrisaw
90 minutes split into two 45-minute halves, with a 15-minute break between halves
Spherical-shaped ball made of synthetic leather that is kicked or headed
Midfield, Defense, and Attack—11 outfield players at any time, including the goalkeeper
Fielders play in three zones and line up on the pitch in various combinations.
A different kind of tackling! Only goalkeeper can touch ball in restricted area called the penalty box. Three substitutions are allowed during a game.
UEFA Champions League Final
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