A bad week for David Beckham, John Terry and Phil Brown as they suffer injury, defeat and job loss respectively. Good however for Jose Mourinho, Leo Messi and Keisuke Honda as Inter, Barcelona and CSKA Moscow all progress to the last 8 of the Champions League. 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 Manchester United v Liverpool from the Premier League
This week’s English for football phrase is ‘to thump a team‘. If you thump a team it means that one team has beaten another team easily – other words that can be used include, thrashed, hammered and destroyed. The word thump actually means to strike or beat someone or something so we can suppose that if a team is thumped they feel battered and bruised, as if they have been beaten up. For example, this week Liverpool easily beat Portsmouth in the Premier League – in fact the BBC suggested that they thumped the team from the bottom of the league. To thump a team.
This week’s QUIZ QUESTION:
Which French team has won most French titles?
a. Olympique de Marseille
c. FC Nantes
d. Olympique Lyonnais
Answer next week.
The answer to last week’s question, ‘Where was the 1950 World Cup played?’ The answer is d – Brazil.
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