Football Language: Close range

In this short football language post we take a look at the football phrase ‘close range’ and how it is used in football.

In this short football language post we take a look at the football phrase that use the verb ‘close range‘. There is a transcript with this listening activity along with some vocabulary practice and you can also check out our football glossary and football cliches pages for hundreds more explanations of the language of football/soccer. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at:

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Close range

Sometimes a player will score from a long way out from goal but at other times the goals will come much nearer – maybe from within the six-yard box – and these types of goals are known as close-range goals. Certain types of players had a reputation for scoring a lot of close-range goals such as former England striker Gary Lineker – he was a fox in the box type player or a goal hanger. Close range.

  • Example: The shot rebounded off the post and the striker followed up to score from close range.
  • Example: She was allowed a simple tap in from close range to open the scoring.

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