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Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2019 Festive Football

2019 Festive Football

Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2019 Festive Football: On this week’s football-language podcast, we look back at the 2019 Club World Cup final between Liverpool and Flamengo and review some of the big games from around the world that took place this weekend. We also explain some football language expressions, including the word ‘clanger’ and try some predictions as well. If you’d like the transcript to the show please show your support by becoming a patron (through Patreon). With the transcript you can improve your English by reading as you listen, or if you are a teacher of English you can use the transcript to make several activities for your learners. If you have questions or comments, email us at: (Damian=DF).

Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2019 Festive Football

DF: You’re listening to’s football-language podcast. Hello everyone and welcome to the Learn English Through Football Podcast – the podcast for all those who love the beautiful game of football. My name is Damian and I’m here in a bright but cold Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, after travelling home for the Christmas break. Damon, who regular listeners will know, is based in Tokyo, will not be with us today – he must still be celebrating Liverpool’s Club World Cup win!

Now, this time of year sees lots of football being played – particularly in the UK – and I managed to see that Club World Cup game in which Liverpool defeated Brazilian side Flamengo, while I also got to see Manchester City’s comprehensive victory over Leicester City on Saturday. Unfortunately, I also caught the Tottenham versus Chelsea London derby on Sunday in which Spurs lost 2-0 and were poor throughout.

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