In this football language podcast for learners of English, we look at some of the words and phrases from the recent 2022 World Cup play off game between Wales and Ukraine. We use a BBC report on the game to discuss the phrases, ‘against the run of play‘; ‘to edge‘; ‘to fall short‘ and ‘inadvertently head in‘. You can also read the transcript for this podcast below, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our site to access all our previous posts and podcasts. If you have any suggestions or questions then you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2022 World Cup Qualifier Wales Edge Ukraine
DF: Hello again everyone and welcome to Languagecaster.com – the football-language podcast for learners of English who love the beautiful game of football. I’m Damian and I’m here in a really warm and sunny London and I’m one half of the languagecaster team, the other member of course is Damon who’s based in Tokyo, in Japan. Now, on today’s football-lanuage podcast we look back at some of the words and phrases from the World Cup qualifier between Wales and Ukraine taken from a BBC report, including ‘against the run of play‘; ‘to edge‘; ‘to fall short‘ and ‘inadvertently head in‘.
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Against the run of play/Inadvertently headed in
The winning goal for Wales was an own goal – it was scored by Ukraine’s captain into his own net. Of course, he didn’t mean to score this goal so that’s why the word ‘inadvertently‘ is used – he didn’t intend to score the goal. The ball from Bale went into the box (the danger area) and Yarmolenko had wanted to clear the ball by heading it away but instead he headed it in to his own net – to head in means to score a goal with the head.
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OK, that’s it for this short football-language podcast in which we looked back at some of the language from the 2022 World Cup play-off between Wales and Ukraine. We looked at the phrases, ‘against the run of play‘; ‘to edge‘; ‘to fall short‘ and ‘inadvertently head in‘. We’ll be back soon with more football language so until then enjoy all the football. Bye bye.
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