The object of the game is for one team to score more goals than the other team by kicking a ball into a net in the opposing team's area. Each team consists of eleven players, most of who cannot use their hands to advance the ball. Only the goal keeper can use his or her hands in defending the goal within a predefined area. The team gaining the highest amount of points within the allotted time frame wins the game.
In 2355, Liam de Gaillimhe and Daniel Radke met when de Gallimhe, playing a game of football with his friends, accidentally pegged Radke in the knee with the ball while trying to pass it. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "White Flag")