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A sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval field, also called football, footy, Aussie rules, or AFL. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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A team sport played between two teams of 18 players with a ball on large oval shaped grass fields, with four goal posts at each end.


 Australian rules football, is a sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval field with 4 vertical goal posts (no cross bars) at both ends.

Officially known as Australian football,[1] also called football, footy, or Aussie rules[2] (and in some regions marketed as AFL after the Australian Football League, the pre-eminent and fully professional Australian football league in the country),[3]

The main way to score points is by kicking the ball between the two tall goal posts. The team with the higher total score at the end of the match wins[4] unless either a draw is declared or a tie-break is used.[5]

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Better to map each sport pitch separately - a smaller pitch for cricket and the larger oval pitch for Australian football. Please see sport=cricket for pitch shaped and dimensions.

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  1. “About the AFL”. Australian Football League. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  2. “History website”. Footy.com.au. Archived from the original on 19 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  3. Connolly, Rohan (22 March 2012). “Name of the game is up in the air in NSW”. The Age. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  4. 2012 Laws of the game (p. 6)
  5. In some special situations such as Grand Finals or other knockout tournaments, if the score is tied, either extra time or a rematch the following week is required to get a result.