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Flag Football

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.

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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



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