Today’s World Cup language podcast looks back at some of the language from the 2022 World Cup semi-finals. We’ll be looking at the phrases, ‘to play in‘ and ‘to go behind‘. You can read the transcript for this podcast below, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our site to access all our previous posts and podcasts. If you have any suggestions or questions then you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Contact Us Forum Glossary World Cup Resources
2022 World Cup Language Podcast: The semi finals
DF: Hello again everyone and welcome to Languagecaster.com – the football-language podcast for learners and teachers of English. This is Damian and I’m based here in a very cold London – though at least the snow has gone – and I’m one half of the Languagecaster team and of course the other member Damon is based in Japan.
Right, on today’s World Cup language podcast we will be looking back at the two semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup and explain some of the language that was used to describe some of the important goals from the two games. First up, we’ll discuss the Argentinian third goal against Croatia which was set up by Leo Messi – this means that he created or assisted the goal – we’ll talk about the phrase ‘to play in‘; ‘to play a teammate in‘. Then we will look at the first goal from the France-Morocco match scored by Theo Hernández and we’ll explain the phrase ‘to go or to fall behind‘.
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To play in
To fall behind
Stinger: You are listening to languagecaster.com (in Swahili)
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OK, that’s it for this podcast in which we looked at the phrases, ‘to play in‘and ‘to go behind‘ which both came from the 2022 World Cup semi-finals. Congratulations to France and of course to Argentina. We’ll be back with some more World Cup football language soon. Enjoy all the football and we’ll see you then. Bye bye!
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