Half-volley: On today’s 2018 World Cup language we look at the phrase ‘half-volley ‘.
To tuck away: Now in football this phrase is used to describe a goal. If a player tucks the ball away, he or she guides the ball past the goalkeeper safely into the net.
Own goal: What’s the meaning of an own goal in football?
Overhead kick: Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal in Real Madrid’s 3-0 away victory – an overhead kick- has been hailed as one of the greatest of all time
Natural Goalscorer: What’s the meaning of the term goalscorer in football?
To put past an opponent: What’s the meaning of the phrase to put five past an opponent?
The perfect hat-trick: What do we mean when we use the football expression ‘the perfect hat-trick’?
To bury the ball in the back of the net: There are many ways to describe a goal in football and here is another phrase…
Nick a goal: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to nick a goal’?
Snapshot: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘snapshot’ in football?
What’s the meaning of ‘scorpion kick’ in football?
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘To get on the end of’ when used in football?
What’s the meaning of ‘An eye for goal’?
Clinical finishing: The basic meaning here is related to how efficient a team is with respect to their performance and particularly in front of goal – so we often use this adjective with the word ‘finishing’ – ‘clinical finishing’
What is the meaning of the football cliche ‘to fill your boots in football?
Stunner: This word is used to describe a wonderful goal in football and usually this goal has been scored from long range – maybe from out…
There are many ways to score with a header in football, for example, a glancing header or a diving header but today we are going to look at the phrase ‘looping header’.
If a team is under pressure and has to defend a lot but then manages to counter attack and score we say that they have managed to score a breakaway goal
Nod home: When we use the phrase to nod the ball we mean that a player has used his/her head to move the ball – to head the ball…
In football we use the verb to clip to describe a type of pass or shot that raises the ball slightly.
First time is used in football to give a pass or hit a shot without having to control the ball beforehand
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘ to take the lead’?
What’s the meaning of the football phrase ‘one apiece’?
What’s the meaning of the football phrase ‘close range’?
To steer the ball home: Sometimes a player uses power to score but on many other occasions the player places or guides the ball into the net
This week’s football phrase is ‘a goal that deserves to win any game’
You will hear the word Panenka when a player dinks or lightly chips the ball over the goalkeeper from the penalty spot.
In this week’s football phrase we explain the phrase ‘goal drought’
In this football language post we return to the expression to ‘draw a blank’
Game needs a goal: We use this football cliche when a match is not that exciting