Napoli keep up their amazing run in Italy, Bournemouth’s Premier League debut season is starting to get tough, and Leeds need a new manager
A crazy week of football with World Cup and European Championship qualifiers that saw Albania and Wales progressing to France…
There is lots of football taking place around the world over the next few weeks including the 2015 Copa America that’s taking place in Chile.
In this week’s football review we congratulate Eden Hazard and Bayern Munich, laugh at David Cameron and worry about Italian football violence
The 2015 Champions League semi-finalists have been decided after the four quarter-final second legs took place this week and in this listening report we review these games and discuss where they were won and lost.
In this week’s football review section we congratulate Cristiano Ronaldo, cannot understand Manchester City and worry about happenings in Turkey.
In this week’s football review section we congratulate England, wonder about the Dutch’s chances of qualification and are surprised at the events of Montenegro vs Russia.
In this week’s football review section we marvel at Bhutan, wonder at English sides in Europe and sympathise with Parma fans.
This week’s football review looks at stories featuring Bhutan, Real Madrid and a pitch invasion
European Football Review – Italy, England and Crowd Trouble: In this week’s football review section we look back at some of the European matches
his week’s football review section marvels at Leo Messi, sympathises with Hamburg fans and is saddened at former Italian national team manager Arrigo Sacchi’s comments.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: FA Cup Shocks, Drawing Lots and Diego Costa
This week’s football review section looks back at some of the big football stories from the past few days including the Asian Cup group stage, problems at AC Milan and the criticism of referees in England.
In this week’s football review section we look back at some of the football news from the weekend, including stories about Southampton and Gareth Bale
This week’s football review: Atlético, FA Cup and Barcelona
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’
In this week’s football review section we look back at some of the football stories from last weekend, including stories from Spain and England.
Football in Scotland: Scotland has been very much in the news recently so on this week’s listening report we take a look at the football played ‘north of the border’
In this week’s football review section we look back at some of the football stories from last weekend including: Chelsea, Newcastle and Iker Casillas
In this week’s football review section we look back at the first set of 2016 Euro Qualifying Opening Games
What does the phrase ‘warm up’ mean?
In this week’s football review section we look back at some of the big stories from the recent Champions League group matches to help learners of English improve their vocabulary. This week we review Atletico Madrid’s remarkable start to the season, wonder about Manchester City and Celtic’s red card.
This week we congratulate those countries who have made it to next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil, look at why both Ireland and Mexico fired their coaches and wonder what happened to Cape Verde’s World Cup qualification chances.
This week’s main report we look back at the 2013 Champions League semi-final first leg matches that saw the two German side come out on top against the best of Spain. We also ask whether they can hang on to make it to Wembley in May?
Some big games in Europe this week including derbies in Italy and France as well as a relegation battle in England and of course the Champions League semi-final second legs.
Qualify: To progress to the next round. In order to play in important tournaments or rounds teams have to play and win a set of preliminary matches.
Loss: A defeat; the opposite of a victory.
Off target: When the ball is wide or goes over the bar we say it is off target.
To be on target: We use this expression to describe when a forward shoots and the keeper has to make a save or a goal is scored.
To be on a roll: When a team has a succession of good results; to be doing well over many games.