Football (known as soccer in the United States and several other countries) is a ball game played in almsot every country around the world. The sport is a relatively simple game on the outside of things, with two teams of varying numbers of players attempting to kick a spherical ball of leather into the opponent's "goal". The team with the highest number of "goals" by the end of the match is the winner.
- The whole concept of Marko's Magic Football is of young boy Marko and his magic football. The North Sterlington resident spends his whole story using this football in a variety of ways to combat the evil Colonel Brown and restore order to the world. The "magic" was described as a reaction to toxic green slime that was concocted in the Toy Tower.
- Tails is seen playing with an old-style football in Double Trouble, which he quickly manages to lose in the bushes.
- The residents of Castle Frank N. Stein go and watch the Slurp-A-Cheese Cup Final between Transylvania United and Black Forest Gateaux in Decap Attack story Funny Old Game. The heroes are avid fans of the "Garlics" and manage to turn a biased game in their favour with Head taking the place of the ball.
- Norris Wimple, at one point in his nerdy career, measured the sizes of footprints left by football players after giving up his hobby of Badnik spotting.
- Tekno the Canary created a video game for Sonic the Hedgehog that revolved around three human children using a football to fight Badniks.
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