- Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below.
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Football Language: Looping Header
There are many ways to score with a header in football, for example, a glancing header or a diving header but today we are going to look at the phrase ‘looping header‘. This kind of header does not usually have a lot of power but instead rises above the goalkeeper or the defenders and into the net. It is like a lob but with a player’s head rather than their foot.
- Example: The Russian defender scored with a looping header in the final minute of the game against England in their first match of the 2016 European Championships in Marseille.