In this post on the language of football, we explain the meaning of the phrase ‘to secure a point’, which is often used to describe when a team comes back to gain or earn a draw. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 European Championship Qualifiers: Domestic football takes a break this week but there is lots of international football being played around the world. The 2020 European Championship qualifiers continue, there are also World Cup qualifiers in Asia and in Africa while there are also lots of friendlies taking place. So, on this week’s podcast we review some of the language from the football week, with stories from Somalia, Kosovo, Italy and Hamburg.
Languagecaster Predictions 2019-20: Manchester City vs Tottenham – The new Premier League 2019-20 season is now up and running and this week we feature three of the big games including Manchester City hosting Tottenham and Newcastle United travelling to Norwich City – a little early for a relegation six-pointer!
This weekend also sees the Bundesliga and La Liga kicking off their seasons. We have one game from each of those leagues both of which feature last year’s champions: Bayern Munich in Germany and Barcelona in Spain – they take on Hertha Berlin and Athletic Bilba respectively on Friday evening.
The 2019-20 Season Starts. This is our first podcast as the new 2019-20 season starts this weekend. We’ll take a look at some of the language involved in the opening round of games and the football stories from this week in our review section. We also have a football-language quiz question and offer some predictions for next week’s games.
Third-place play-off – Sweden vs England: In today’s post we look at some language that emerged from the third-place play-off between Sweden and England.
CONCACAF: In this post on the language of football, we explain the meaning of the word, ‘CONCACAF’, which is one of the world’s football organisations.
2019 Women’s World Cup Semi-finals: England vs USA and Sweden vs Holland: We now know the two sides that will contest the 2019 Women’s World Cup final in Lyon on Sunday: the Netherlands and the USA.
2019 Copa America and Women’s World Cup Semi-finals
2019 Women’s World Cup Quarter-final – Sweden v Germany and Netherlands v Italy: The third and fourth quarter-finals of the 2019 Women’s World Cup took place today with the Netherlands and Sweden making it through to the second semi-final in Lyon on Wednesday – this will be the first time that the Netherlands have made the final four. In today’s post we look at some language that emerged from that Sweden versus Germany game, including the phrase, ‘come from behind’
2019 Women’s World Cup Last Sixteen: Day 4 Netherlands vs Japan: The knockout stage of the last 16 came to an end yesterday in dramatic fashion with a last gasp penalty by the Netherlands sending Japan crashing out of the tournament.
2019 AFCON, Copa America and Women’s World Cup Last 16: Lots and lots of football taking place this week: the 2019 Women’s World Cup moves into the last 16, the Copa America group stages are coming to an end and the 2019 African Cup of Nations kicks off this weekend!
Last Sixteen Day 2 England vs Cameroon: The knockout stage continued today with two very entertaining but very different games that saw hosts France and England qualifying for the quarter-finals. In this post we look at the language of free kicks…
Women’s World Cup 2019: Day 1 – Knockouts: Norway vs Australia The knockout stage began last night with two European sides through to the quarters. We look at some of the language that emerged yesterday including the phrase to lift the ball.
We look back at some of the language from day 14 of the 2019 Women’s World Cup including the phrase ‘to beat a player’.
Women’s World Cup 2019: Day 12 –Italy vs Brazil: It was Group C’s turn to play the final matches and on the line were places in the last 16 and we look at some of the language from the…
Women’s World Cup 2019: Day 11 – Spain vs China: The final group games in Groups A and D took place yesterday and a hard fought draw booked a place in the last 16 for China and Spain.