Football vs. Volleyball

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Main Difference

The main difference between Football and Volleyball is that the Football is a team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball to score a goal and Volleyball is a ballgame and team sport in which two teams compete to ground the ball on their opponents’ side of the net.

  • Football

    Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball to score a goal. Unqualified, the word football is understood to refer to whichever form of football is the most popular in the regional context in which the word appears. Sports commonly called football in certain places include association football (known as soccer in some countries); gridiron football (specifically American football or Canadian football); Australian rules football; rugby football (either rugby league or rugby union); and Gaelic football. These different variations of football are known as football codes.

    There are a number of references to traditional, ancient, or prehistoric ball games played by indigenous peoples in many different parts of the world. Contemporary codes of football can be traced back to the codification of these games at English public schools during the nineteenth century. The expansion of the British Empire allowed these rules of football to spread to areas of British influence outside the directly controlled Empire. By the end of the nineteenth century, distinct regional codes were already developing: Gaelic football, for example, deliberately incorporated the rules of local traditional football games in order to maintain their heritage. In 1888, The Football League was founded in England, becoming the first of many professional football competitions. During the twentieth century, several of the various kinds of football grew to become some of the most popular team sports in the world.

  • Volleyball

    Volleyball is a popular team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since Tokyo 1964.

    The complete rules are extensive, but simply, play proceeds as follows: a player on one of the teams begins a ‘rally’ by serving the ball (tossing or releasing it and then hitting it with a hand or arm), from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, and into the receiving team’s court. The receiving team must not let the ball be grounded within their court. The team may touch the ball up to 3 times, but individual players may not touch the ball twice consecutively. Typically, the first two touches are used to set up for an attack, an attempt to direct the ball back over the net in such a way that the serving team is unable to prevent it from being grounded in their court.

    The rally continues, with each team allowed as many as three consecutive touches, until either (1): a team makes a kill, grounding the ball on the opponent’s court and winning the rally; or (2): a team commits a fault and loses the rally. The team that wins the rally is awarded a point and serves the ball to start the next rally. A few of the most common faults include:

    causing the ball to touch the ground or floor outside the opponents’ court or without first passing over the net;

    catching and throwing the ball;

    double hit: two consecutive contacts with the ball made by the same player;

    four consecutive contacts with the ball made by the same team;

    net foul: touching the net during play;

    foot fault: the foot crosses over the boundary line when serving.The ball is usually played with the hands or arms, but players can legally strike or push (short contact) the ball with any part of the body.

    A number of consistent techniques have evolved in volleyball, including spiking and blocking (because these plays are made above the top of the net, the vertical jump is an athletic skill emphasized in the sport) as well as passing, setting, and specialized player positions and offensive and defensive structures.

  • Football (noun)

    A sport played on foot in which teams attempt to get a ball into a goal or zone defended by the other team.

    “Roman and medieval football matches were more violent than any modern type of football.”

  • Football (noun)

    Association football: a game in which two teams each contend to get a round ball into the other team’s goal primarily by kicking the ball. Known as soccer in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

    “Each team scored three goals when they played football.”

  • Football (noun)

    American football: a game played on a field of 100 yards long and 53 1/3 yards wide in which two teams of 11 players attempt to get an ovoid ball to the end of each other’s territory.

    “Each team scored two touchdowns when they played football.”

  • Football (noun)

    Canadian football: a game played on a played on a field of 110 yards long and 65 yards wide in which two teams of 12 players attempt to get an ovoid ball to the end of each other’s territory.

    “They played football in the snow.”

  • Football (noun)

    Australian rules football.

  • Football (noun)

    Gaelic football: a field game played with similar rules to hurling, but using hands and feet rather than a stick, and a ball, similar to, yet smaller than a soccer ball.

  • Football (noun)

    rugby league.

  • Football (noun)

    rugby union.

  • Football (noun)

    The ball used in any game called “football”.

    “The player kicked the football.”

  • Football (noun)

    Practice of these particular games, or techniques used in them.

  • Football (noun)

    An item of discussion, particularly in a back-and-forth manner

    “That budget item became a political football.”

  • Football (noun)

    The leather briefcase containing classified nuclear war plans, which is always near the US President.

  • Volleyball (noun)

    A game played on a rectangular court between two teams of two to six players which involves striking a ball back and forth over a net.

  • Volleyball (noun)

    The inflated ball used in such a game.

  • Football (noun)

    any of various forms of team game involving kicking (and in some cases also handling) a ball, in particular (in the UK) soccer or (in the US) American football

    “a football club”

    “a football match”

  • Football (noun)

    the playing of football, especially in a stylish and entertaining way

    “his team played some impressive football”

  • Football (noun)

    a ball used in football, either round (as in soccer) or oval (as in rugby and American football) and typically made of leather or plastic and filled with compressed air.

  • Football (noun)

    a topical issue that is the subject of continued argument or controversy

    “the use of education as a political football”

  • Football (noun)

    a briefcase containing authentication codes and other items that allow the US president to authorize a nuclear strike at any time

    “wherever the president travels, a military aide stays close with the football”

    “whose fingers would we prefer to have on America’s nuclear football?”

  • Volleyball (noun)

    a game for two teams, usually of six players, in which a large ball is hit by hand over a high net, the aim being to score points by making the ball reach the ground on the opponent’s side of the court.

  • Volleyball (noun)

    the inflated ball used in volleyball.

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