Square pass: The football expression ‘square ball’; ‘square pass’ sounds rather strange but actually refers to a type of pass…
1990 World Cup Quiz: The 14th World Cup tournament took place in Italy but how much do you remember about Italia 90? Who was the top scorer? Which team finished third? Which teams made their World Cup debuts and which of them left the competition without registering a point? These and other questions all feature in our latest World Cup quiz
1994 World Cup Italy vs Nigeria: In this podcast we continue with our reviews of some of the great World Cup matches by looking at the 1994 World Cup last-16 match between Italy and Nigeria.
To oust: We explain the football expression ‘to oust ‘ which is often used to talk about a team going out of a competition…
In this football language post we explain the football expression ‘pick the ball out of the net’ which is used to describe a goal being scored in a game – the keeper has been beaten and now has to collect the ball.
Seven stages of being a football manager: Managers have yet again been in the news this week and so on this week’s football-language podcast we take a look back at one of our 2009 posts that looks at some of the language used to describe the role of the football manager.
5 questions about football derbies: Information for learners of English about soccer’s big rivalries
Football Language Podcast: April 2020 – This week on the football-language podcast we discuss some of the words and phrases from the week and of course we continue with our look back at some of the big moments from football’s history in our series of World Cup matches.
In this football language post we explain the football expression ‘last-gasp goal’ which is a late, very late, goal in a game – one that tends to change the result of the game.
In this football language post we explain the football phrase ‘grudge match’ which is linked to football rivalries.
In this football language post we explain the football phrase ‘to be booked’.
English Through Football Podcast – World Cup 1982 Brazil vs Italy: In this podcast we continue with our reviews of some of the great World Cup matches by looking at the 1982 second round Group C match between Brazil and Italy. This is another game from the #WorldCupAtHome series from FIFA.com in which we review some of the words and phrases used to describe this wonderful match, while we also go over what happened in the rest of the 1982 competition from Spain.
Football Quiz: 1982 World Cup – Try our football quiz below and find out the answers to these and other questions about the 1982 World Cup.
Newspaper Headline: Spurs U-Turn as Pressure Pays – We explain a newspaper headline from the Metro newspaper in London
There are lots of expressions in football that use numbers – how many of them do you know? For example, what is the 12th man? How about a 50-50 tackle? Try our football-language quiz below and find out the answers to these and other questions about football expressions with numbers
1986 World Cup Quarter final: France vs Brazil In this podcast we look back at one of the greatest matches in World Cup history…
1986 World Cup Quiz: How much do you know about the 1986 World Cup in Mexico? Who finished as the leading scorer? Which team finished runners-up? How many goals were scored? Try our football quiz below
The Language of Postponements and Cancellations: In this football language post we explain some of the language connected to postponements and cancellations…
Players Dig Deep for NHS: In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Times newspaper which is all about Premier League players donating some of their salaries to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.
World Cup 2010 Brazil vs Netherlands: In this podcast the languagecaster team looks back at the 2010 World Cup quarter-final match between the Netherlands and Brazil which is another game from the #WorldCupAtHome by FIFA.com