In this post, we explain some football expressions that are connected with late goals, specifically ‘late winners’, that have featured in the 2018 World Cup’s first week. Now, if you’d like the transcript for this audio report, a great resource for learners and teachers of English, come along to our site and click on Patreon button to subscribe.
Football Language: Late Winners
We all know that football matches last for 90 minutes – two halves of 45 minutes – while there is also injury time or added time (or sometimes known as stoppage time) which could last an extra 4 or 5 minutes per half depending on the referee’s discretion. There has been some late drama in the World Cup so far with some very late winners, these are goals that have won a game near the end of the match.
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