Football glossary – Tap in – A simple chance to score, usually from close distance.
To beat another team easily by scoring a lot of goals. This is most often used in the passive – to be thrashed, to lose by a lot of goals.
Disallowed Goal: A goal that has not been allowed due to a foul, an offside decision or another illegal action (To have a goal chalked off)
Last Gasp – If something happens in the last minutes or seconds of a game it is known as last-gasp (e.g. a last-gasp equaliser, last-gasp goal, last-gasp winner)
This week’s English for football is the phrase to finish with aplomb which means to score a goal with a good deal of confidence, a great finish.
Today’s World Cup phrase of the day is the expression rout which means a heavy defeat.
Today’s World Cup phrase of the day is the expression consolation goal which is a goal that…
A set-piece: It’s day 2 of the World Cup and already we’ve seen some great goals in the tournament that have come from set-pieces
This week’s English for football phrase is to score a brace.
What’s the meaning of the cliche ‘collector’s item’?