This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase 'Centre stage'
Cup draw: To decide which teams play which in a cup competition. Teams are sometimes seeded but usually this decision is random
To Crush an opponent: To beat a team heavily, to thrash another team
Cruyff turn: A piece of skill used to beat a defender by dragging the ball around him (started by Dutch legend Johann Cruyff)
The crowd: The fans or supporters in the stadium who watch the game.
(to/a) Cross: To pass the ball from a wide position into the centre (usually an attacking ploy) Sometimes known as a centre.
(to) Crash out of: When a team is badly beaten in a cup competition. It is usually a surprise defeat or a heavy defeat.
A cracker: A very exciting match, usually with lots of goals OR a great goal
Counter attack: A style of playing football that allows a team to attack quickly. It occurs when a team breaks quickly from any part of the...
Football Glossary: Corner - A set play (set piece) that is taken from the corner of the pitch. It often results in an a
Copa Libertadores: The main South American tournament for club teams. The equivalent in Europe is the Champions League.
Copa América: The South American tournament for international teams. The equivalent in Europe is The European Championship and in Africa it...
To come back from the dead: To make a remarkable comeback, to stage a fightback when all seems lost
(to) Come a Cropper: This phrase is used to describe a situation when a team fails badly at something particularly a big team against a...
(to) Close in on: to get close to, to be close to achieving something, for example a transfer, winning the title.
Clean Sheet: When a team does not concede a goal or allow a goal to go in (to keep a clean sheet)
Clausura: One of the two titles played for each year in Argentina (and many other South American countries) (see also Apertura)
(to) Choke: To not perform well under pressure (see bottle)
The Championship: The division below the English Premier League, the second tier (previously known as Division 2)
Champions League: Annual competition for the top European club sides. It is a combination of group matches and then a knock-out system for...
Following last week's main report on goalkeepers, this week we look at another positions on the football pitch: the centre back.
To centre: To cross the ball - usually into the box or penalty area