Football Language Resources: El Clasico – We have been publishing football language posts on languagecaster since 2006 and in that time we have featured Real Madrid versus Barcelona on numerous occasions so in this post we bring together some of these posts which can act as a resource for learners and teachers of English.
Expected Goals (xG): we look at a phrase that is becoming more popular in football as we find ways to describe shots on goal – expected goals or xG.
2018 World Cup: Vocabulary Review In this post we look back at some of the words and phrases that we highlighted during the 2018 World Cup – a vocabulary review. Can you remember some (or all) of these words and the contexts they were used during the tournament?
There are many ways to describe a pass. It is one of the most important actions in the game. This week we look at one of these ways – ‘to lay the ball off’
Tonight sees the game to decide which teams come third in the 2014 World Cup: the 3rd-place play-off
The second semi-final between Argentina and Holland was a very different game to the one the night before when Germany blew away hosts Brazil. This time Argentina qualified for the final on a penalty shoot-out after a scoreless 120 minutes.
World Cup Word of the Day. It’s the second day of the World Cup and today, Languagecaster explains the phrase looping header.
Who skied a penalty in a derby last week? And what does ‘to sky’ mean. Check out languagecaster’s weekly football phrase.
Football glossary – To Tap Up – To illegally or secretly, approach another team’s player, and try to persuade them to join your club.
Ligament – body tissue connecting muscles and bones (especially, knee and ankle)