Football Language Quiz: Gap Fill – 1998 World Cup England vs Argentina
- a high tempo: Played at a fast pace
- gave away a penalty: To concede a penalty; Seaman committed the foul
- took Argentina captain Diego Simeone down: He fouled Simeone
- drove the ball: Hit the ball really hard; an unstoppable shot
- exhilarating: Really exciting
- smashing home a shot: Scoring with a really hard shot
- end-to-end action: The two teams attacked each other in a relentless manner
- retaliation: When a player hits back at another player
- an uphill task: A really difficult job
- The complexion of the game changed: The style of the game changed
- backs to the wall‘ performance: It was difficult for the team but they fought hard even though they were not favourites to win.
- an infringement: A foul
- waived away by the referee: The referee said no; the ref turned down the appeal
- rifled one in off the post: He hit the ball really hard and it hit the inside of the post and went in – he still scored.