Beckham’s return to Old Trafford, Real Madrid dumped out of the Champions League – again – Portsmouth make the semi-finals of the FA Cup, Goal-line technology has been kicked into touch while AC Milan were thrashed. These and many other news stories all feature in this week’s “>languagecaster.com’s football podcast. For more football news come to our site, read the posts and check out our links section.
This week’s featured match is Chelsea v Internationale in the second leg of the Champions League knock-out phase
This week’s English for football phrase is ‘to be cagey‘. If you are cagey about something, you do not give a clear answer, or make a firm decision. A cagey answer does not want to give away too much information, and a cagey player may be a clever, but cautious footballer who thinks a lot about the game. Managers are often described as cagey, especially when asked about their future plans. This week, in the Champions League, many people people have been asking Leonardo whether or not David Beckham will play against his old club Manchester United. But the manager remains cagey and will not say ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
Quote (ESPN Soccernet)
‘Leonardo cagey on Becks – Leonardo is not promising David Beckham a place in his starting XI at Old Trafford even though he knows how “special” it would be for the former Man United favourite.’
This week’s QUIZ QUESTION:
Where was the 1950 World Cup played?
Answer next week.
The answer to last week’s question, ‘How many times has India qualified for the World Cup? The answer is b – 1. They qualified in 1950 but refused to take part as they would have to wear footwear.
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