2018 World Cup: Vocabulary Review In this post we look back at some of the words and phrases that we highlighted during the 2018 World Cup – a vocabulary review. Can you remember some (or all) of these words and the contexts they were used during the tournament?
World Cup 2018
This is our World Cup 2018 Review. It’s one week since the end of the tournament and we take a look at some of the highlights, ask a quiz question, congratulate the winner of our prediction competition and …
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘to come up short’ which is used to describe a team’s performance in a match or a tournament.
In this World Cup 2018 podcast, we discuss how our predictions went for the matches and before looking forward to the big one!
In this World Cup 2018 podcast, we have a quarter-final review. Eight teams, four games, four winners. Damian and Damon give their thoughts on their quarter-final predictions, the games, and who they think will win the semi-finals. We’ll have a short World Cup language section, while we will also take a look at some our listeners’ posts and see how the predictions competition is going.
One side of the draw: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘One side of the draw’ in football?
Last 16 Matches – Day 1: In this post we look back at the first two matches from the last 16: France versus Argentina and Portugal against Uruguay and explain some of the language that emerged from the two matches.
The World Cup’s brilliant, isn’t it! And in this 2018 World Cup post, we introduce the football phrase ‘switch sides,‘ which refers to a pass. 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 […]
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘false number 9’ which is a position on the football pitch.
Last 16: The 2018 World Cup has reached the knock-out stage – there are 16 teams left in the tournament…
In this podcast we review some of the big stories from the group stages at the 2018 World Cup in Russia – Damian and Damon look back at some of the drama that has taken place so far. We also explain some World Cup language, ask a World Cup quiz question, predict some upcoming games and answer some listeners’ questions.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘bore draw’ which is used to describe a not very exciting game of football.
Never Know They’re Beaten: this post explains the football cliche ‘Never know they’re beaten’ which was used to describe the Germany…
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘Final third’ which is used when describing part of the pitch or the attack of a team.
In this post, we explain a phrase used to talk about football: overturn a decision which was used in the Costa Rica versus Brazil World Cup game from St Petersburg today. This is part of our daily World Cup football phrases.
2018 World Cup Podcast: Review of Week 1: The 2018 World Cup is now moving into its second week and teams are starting to play their second games of the tournament and so in this podcast Damian and Damon talk about some of the highs and lows of the tournament so far.
Half-volley: On today’s 2018 World Cup language we look at the phrase ‘half-volley ‘.
2018 World Cup: Review of Week 1 – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In this listening report we take a look back at some of the good, the bad and the ugly from the first week of the 2018 World Cup. There is a worksheet, with answers, and a full transcript.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘First-round exit’, which will probably be heard over the next few days in the 2018 World Cup as teams fail to qualify for the second round.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘straight red’, which featured in the 2018 World Cup match between Colombia and Japan.