Flag football is a version of Canadian football or American football. It has a similar set of rules to American football, but instead of tackling players to the ground in this sport, the defensive team has to remove the flag or a flag belt from the ball carrier.
Flag football is played in several variations, such as 9-man and 4-man per team. The field size in this sport varies from the field sizes in the CFL and NFL. It is approximately a third of the total size of NFL and CFL playing fields.
In this sport the linemen are allowed to catch the passes, however, in NFL and CFL they are not allowed to take them. It depends on whether blocking is allowed or not, if it is allowed it is restricted to the chest of the player.
This sport is widely played all around Asia, Europe and North America and is also being offered by many sports clubs. It is also one of the sports on the program for the World Games
- American Football — a team sport played on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. Each team attempts to advance an oval ball down the field into the end zone by running or passing it. It is also known in some parts of the world (outside of the US) as Gridiron. In the US it is referred to simply as football.
- Canadian Football — a type of gridiron football that is played in Canada.
- Tag Rugby — a team sport similar to touch rugby in which instead of a tackle a velcro attached tag is pulled off the ball carrier.
- Touch Football — a version of American Football, where instead of tackling players to the ground, the person carrying the ball only needs to be touched.
- Touch Rugby — a team sport derived from Rugby Football, in which the tackling is replaced with just a touch.
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