In this post, we talk about a common verb and noun combination ‘suffer a defeat’. You will often hear people say a team suffered a defeat. The verb suffer and the noun defeat collocate…
A fixture pile-up: A fixture pile-up involves the accumulation or build up of a lot of matches…
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To face: What’s the meaning of this verb in football? The verb to face someone or something really means to challenge or to go against.
This post’s English for football phrase is the term to ‘Flatter to Deceive’. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. Flatter to Deceive To flatter someone is to tell […]
This post explains Financial Fair Playthe phrase ‘Financial Fair Play’ – which has been in the news recetly
This short post explains the football phrase ‘to fancy’ which is often used to talk about predictions.
First choice: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘first choice’?
What is the meaning of the football cliche ‘to fill your boots in football?
What is the meaning of the phrase ‘Fourth official’ in football?
To fashion a chance: To create a chance of scoring a goal
The football cliche ‘form goes out the window’ is often used to describe a derby between two local rivals.
This week’s football language phrase is simple but very important; it is ‘to be fit’.
First time is used in football to give a pass or hit a shot without having to control the ball beforehand
Today’s English for football phrase is the verb to fire home – which is a way to describe scoring a goal
This week’s weekly football phrase is to feign
For this week’s weekly football phrase we explain the verb to finish.
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What do we mean when we use the phrase ‘good finish’?
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to be flat’ in football?
World Cup Word of the Day. It’s the seventh day of the World Cup and Languagecaster today focuses on the verb phrase ‘to flick on’.
Fluke: This means that something in the game has only happened because of luck – a lucky shot or pass for example can be described as a fluke goal or fluke pass. Sometime the adjective form ‘flukey’ will be used.
Fixtures: A series of matches; a set of games to be played. The fixtures for the football season in England usually appear in June.
To field: When used as a verb this means to choose or pick the starting XI or the team; the players who start the game (on the field).
Today’s English for Football expression is a classic footballing cliche – football is a funny old game.
(a) Foul: When an opponent stops a player by illegal means (e.g. a push or trip)
FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and is the organising committee of world football