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.
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…
Hello everybody. My name is Damon from languagecaster.com and on this short audio report, I’ll be talking about a 2018 World cup phrase from this week’s games. The phrase is, fair play. World Cup Language: Fair Play Fair play is a concept that goes back a long way in the history of competitive sport. It […]
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘bore draw’ which is used to describe a not very exciting game of football.
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.
In this post, we explain some football expressions to do with late goals, specifically ‘late winners’, that have featured in the 2018 World Cup’s first week.