“To do things you’ve never done before, you have to do things you’ve never done before.”
Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball to score a goal. The word football, when used in reference to a specific game can mean any one of those described above. Because of this, much controversy has occurred over the term football, primarily because it is used in different ways in different parts of the English-speaking world. Most often, the word “football” is used to refer to the code of football that is considered dominant within a particular region (which is association football in most countries). So, effectively, what the word “football” means usually depends on where one says it.