In this post we look at the phrase ‘fitness test’ which is used when a player is returning from injury.
This post on the language of football explains the meaning of the verb ‘to flap’, which is a word used in connection with goalkeeping
This post explains the football phrase ‘to fall kindly for’.
What is the meaning of the football phrase ‘Find a way to win’?
In this post we explain the noun phrase ‘fringe player.’
This noun from our 2018 World Cup football language is fluke. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. 2018 World Cup Language: Fluke The dictionary defines this […]
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘false number 9’ which is a position on the football pitch.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘Final third’ which is used when describing part of the pitch or the attack of a team.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘First-round exit’, which will probably be heard over the next few days in the 2018 World Cup as teams fail to qualify for the second round.
In this post, we talk about a common verb and noun combination ‘suffer a defeat’. You will often hear people say a team suffered a defeat. The verb suffer and the noun defeat collocate…
A fixture pile-up: A fixture pile-up involves the accumulation or build up of a lot of matches…
False number 9: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘False number 9’ in football?
To face: What’s the meaning of this verb in football? The verb to face someone or something really means to challenge or to go against.
This post’s English for football phrase is the term to ‘Flatter to Deceive’. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. Flatter to Deceive To flatter someone is to tell […]
This post explains Financial Fair Playthe phrase ‘Financial Fair Play’ – which has been in the news recetly
This short post explains the football phrase ‘to fancy’ which is often used to talk about predictions.