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What is AFL? Aussie Rules Explained

What is AFL?

Australian Football, also known as AFL, Aussie Rules or Footy, is a fast, skilful and tough game played by some of the fittest professional athletes on the planet. And AFL fans are as passionate as any sports fans in the world.

With an American and Canadian competing against each other in the AFL for the first time, here’s a 5 minute AFL lesson for those in North America and all around the world.

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This is Australian Rules Football

Long live AFL.




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2016 AFL Grand Final Highlights

The Swans and Bulldogs clash in Saturday's decider.

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The Rules of Australian (Aussie Rules) Football - EXPLAINED!

Ninh explains the Rules of Australian Rules Football. A beginner's explanation of AFL Aussie Rules Football.
Watch this short tutorial video guide on how Australian Football or Aussie Rules Football is played.
Learn about goals, behinds, speckies, marks, ball-ups, interchanges, tackles and more.

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#The10AFL- Top ten tackles of 2014

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AFL Carlton vs Richmond Round 2 2014 (Full Match)

AFL Carlton vs Richmond, Round 2 2014, MCG
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The Day Australia Became a Football Nation | November 16th 2005

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Australian Football League Germany 1. Matchday 2018

Die Rheinland Lions stehen nach dem ersten Spieltag der Australian Football League Germany (AFLG) auf dem ersten Platz. Die Kölner setzten sich sowohl gegen die Dresden Wolves als auch gegen die Gastgeber Württemberg Giants durch - die bei ihrem Debüt aber immerhin einen Sieg einfahren konnten.

Australian Football, auch als Australian Rules Football, Aussie Rules oder einfach „Football“ oder „Footy“ bezeichnet, ist eine Footballvariante, die mit einem ellipsoidförmigen Ball auf einem großen, elliptischen Spielfeld mit vier (Tor-)Pfosten an jedem Ende gespielt wird. Das Ziel des Spiels ist es, durch Schüsse zwischen die Pfosten zu punkten.
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Der Spielball und die Tackles erinnern an Rugby und American Football, die Laufintensität sowie der Spielfluss an Fußball und das Spielfeld an Cricket. Australian Rules Football vereint viele vertraute Elemente zu einem einzigartigen und spektakulären Teamsport. Aber was wird hier eigentlich gespielt?
Das Spielprinzip ist simpel: Der Ball wird mit Hilfe von Schüssen, Handpässen oder laufend über das Spielfeld getragen, mit dem Ziel, ihn durch das gegnerische Tor zu schießen, welches mit hohen Pfosten gekennzeichnet ist. Das gegnerische Team versucht natürlich, dies zu verhindern, indem es das Pass-Spiel stört oder ballführende SpielerInnen durch Tackles stoppt.
Ursprünglich zur Überbrückung der Winterpause im Cricket eingesetzt, ist Australian Rules Football – Aussie Rules oder auch einfach Footy – mittlerweile der Nationalsport in Down Under. Vor 15 Jahren wurde der Sport nach Deutschland exportiert, wo er in den Großstädten eine enthusiastische und stetig wachsende Fan- und Spielerbasis aufgebaut hat, einschließlich Ligabetrieb und Nationalmannschaft.
Ein Blick auf die Profis lässt die Vielseitigkeit des Sports erahnen: Egal, ob man eher klein oder groß, schmal oder breit gebaut ist, beim Footy kann jeder seine Stärken ausspielen.
Wer Footy spielt, trainiert Ausdauer, Agilität, Sprungkraft, Ballgefühl, Augen-Hand-Koordination und „mit Köpfchen zu spielen“, selbst, wenn einem die GegnerInnen schon am Trikot hängt.

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RIVALS: The Wild World of Aussie Rules Football - VICE World of Sports

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What's inside an Australian Football?

We EXPLODED an Australian football to see the inside!!!! Footy is an AWESOME sport and this was DANGEROUS!!! Don't know what Footy is? We will explain it a little.

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Best & Worst Hits, Bumps & Fights AFL 2016

Best Hits, Bumps & Fights AFL season 2016
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Australian Football player trying to choke opponent to death

Hawthorn Football player Brian Lake freaked out friday night during the game against an opponent playing for North Melbourne in Australia. Watch as it takes the whole team to drag Brian Lake off opponent Drew Petrie after literally trying to choke him to death.

100 Years of Australian Football (1996) Full Documentary

This is the definitive program...100 years of the game incorporated in stunning images, breathtaking footage and some of the most intriguing and historic film and video documentation you will ever see.

100 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL captures the essence and personality of some of the game's most important and magnetic characters.

The insights into Dermott Breteton, John Kennedy, Jock McHale, Ted Whitten, Jack Dyer...the list is too long and distinguished to go on.

Watch this outstanding documentary and immerse yourself in the people, issues and matches which for the past 100 years have made this the greatest game of all.

AFL Skills Guide - 4.Handballing

This video outlines the skill of handballing in Australian Football.
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C'est quoi le Football Australien?

Vous vous demandez qu'est ce que c'est que sport de fou? Et bine vous avez maintenant une superbe vidéo qui pose les base. Le plus beau sport du monde est désormais entre vos mains.

India vs Australia: AFC Asian Cup 2011 (Full Match)

India 0-4 Australia, full match.
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AFL - Australia v Ireland International Rules Highlights 2015

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Official - England 2-1 Australia (2016 Friendly) | Goals & Highlights

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Highlights from England's Euro 2016 warm-up friendly against Australia at the Stadium of Light. England secured a 2-1 win over the Socceroos thanks to a debut goal for Marcus Rashford and a goal from captain Wayne Rooney.

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Aussie Rules AFL Hard Hits

Some of the best Hard Hits from Australian Rules Football AFL. Americans take note that ''Real Men dont wear padding like in your NHL NFL AFL Lacrosse

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