What is the meaning of the phrase ‘Interception’ in football? 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.
One way of getting the ball back from your opponent in football is by tackling where you take the ball away from another player. However, it is not always necessary to tackle a player to get the ball back for your team because sometimes making an interception is also effective. When a player intercepts a pass he or she sees where the ball is going and stops it from going there. Another way of saying this would be to steal – the defender stole the ball and prevented a counter attack. Interception.
- Example: Leicester player N’Golo Kanté has made more interceptions than any other player in this season’s Premier League season.