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Weekly Football Phrase: To start the new season, we look at the phrase ‘curtain raiser’, a phrase which is used to introduce the first match of a new season.
This week’s English for football is come from behind
Confederations Cup: A FIFA-run tournament that started in 1997 and which is held in the year before every World Cup.
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘to cause an upset’.
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 pitch when the ball has been recovered.
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 is the Cup of Nations.
(to) Concede: To allow a goal in/to let in a goal
To come back from the dead: To make a remarkable comeback, to stage a fightback when all seems lost