FA Cup: English knock-out competition for club sides. The oldest football tournament in the world. It is organised by the Football Association (FA).
Division: In regular season play, teams play against other teams in divisions or leagues: different tiers that are based on merit.
The UEFA Cup – A club competition for European clubs though not as prestigious as the Champions League; The Europa League. Juventus, Inter Milan and Liverpool have all won the UEFA Cup three times.
Under-21 – European international tournaments for players under the age of 21. The Olympics allows players that are under 23.
La Liga: The Spanish top division, the Spanish League
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.
Clausura: One of the two titles played for each year in Argentina (and many other South American countries) (see also Apertura)
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 the last 16 teams
World Cup: The biggest football tournament in the world is held every four years and features 32 international teams.
Today’s World Cup phrase of the day is actually a collection of phrases and vocabulary to describe the process of qualifying for…