Draw Written All Over It: This phrase is used when predicting a result of a football match. If you say, ‘This match has draw written all over it’, it means you are sure the result will be a draw.
Today’s football phrase is ‘the international break’.
This phrase is connected to counter-attacking football. The phrase sucker punch originally comes from boxing and means to hit or punch someone when their guard is down: when they are not ready. In football a sucker punch means a goal that is scored when the other team wasn’t prepared: they give an easy goal away.
What does a ‘one-two’ in football mean?
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.
Fluke: This means that something in the game has only happened because of luck – a lucky shot or pass for example can be described as a fluke goal or fluke pass. Sometime the adjective form ‘flukey’ will be used.
Bid: To make an offer for a player; to try and buy a player on a transfer
Second string: Those players who are not usually in the starting XI; not the strongest members of the squad; the B-team
Fixtures: A series of matches; a set of games to be played. The fixtures for the football season in England usually appear in June.
Confederations Cup: A FIFA-run tournament that started in 1997 and which is held in the year before every World Cup.
To field: When used as a verb this means to choose or pick the starting XI or the team; the players who start the game (on the field).
Scout: These are people employed by a club to look at or check on other teams or players. It can also be used as a verb – to scout.
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.