We continue looking at the language of the FA Cup and so today we introduce the football phrase ‘Hallowed turf’

In this post we continue looking at the language of the FA Cup and today we introduce the football phrase ‘Hallowed turf‘. You can 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.

Hallowed Turf

The phrase ‘hallowed turf‘ refers to the Wembley Stadium pitch because that is where the final of the FA Cup is played at the end of the English football season. Hallowed means holy and turf is a reference to the grass or pitch so fans see Wembley as holy ground due to the importance of this match. Hallowed turf

  • Example: The team were hoping to play on the hallowed turf in the FA Cup final at the end of the season.
  • Example: The player’s main ambition was to play on the hallowed turf of Wembley.

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