There are many ways to describe scoring a goal with your head and on this week’s phrase we take a look at one of them – ‘to head home’
What does the phrase ‘to double the advantage’ mean in football?
What do we mean when we use the phrase ‘good finish’?
What does the expression ‘can’t buy a goal’ mean?
For this week’s football phrase, Langaugecaster explains a way of describing a shot or a pass – to dink.
What is a Scuffed shot? This kind of shot is when a player does not really hit the ball cleanly but instead mishits the ball.
Equaliser: The goal scored to tie a game; to draw level in a match
Hat-trick: To score three goals in one game
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