In this languagecaster.com’s football glossary quiz we have 8 questions for you to answer about football phrases that begin with the letter ‘A’.
Football glossary: One of the most spectacular ways to score a goal is with a bicycle kick.
Football glossary: Becks – famous footballer David Beckham’s nickname.
Football glossary: the beautiful game – a synonym for football
Football glossary: What’s the nickname of the South African national football team?
Football glossary: When a team is defending desperately their backs are (what?)
Football glossary: B team – The second team with players that are not quite good enough to play for the first team.
Football glossary: Azzurri – the nickname of the Italian football side
An away goal is a goal that is scored away from home, at another team’s ground.
Avoid the drop: This means to survive or to not be relegated to another division
At the end of the day: A commonly-used phrase by footballers in interviews and which means when all is said and done; all things considered or after thinking something through.
Attendance: The number of people who watch a match; the number of fans who attend a game at the stadium.
Attacker: A forward, a striker, someone on the team that plays up front.
Attack: Rather than protecting the goal this means to try to score a goal; always looking to score.
At sixes and sevens: To be completely in a mess especially when describing poor defensive organisation. This suggests that one team is confused or in disarray allowing the opposing team to score or to win.
Assist: A pass or move that leads to a scoring opportunity.