A football is an inflated ball that is often spherical and white with a lot of black dots[1] and is used in the game of the same name. The players of each football team have to score goals with the ball, using any part of the body except for the hands. The only exception to this rule is the goalkeepers, who are permitted to use their hands, as those players have to protect the goal. If the ball touches a player's hands, the player will be penalised. 

A punctured football was amongst the discarded Portkeys that Harry Potter observed when he first arrived at the campgrounds for the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[2]

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