International: Used when describing a game between two countries or to describe a player who has played for his/her country.
Injury time: The time added on by the referee after 90 minutes (See also: stoppage/added time)
This English for Football phrase is to be in with a shout and it means to have a chance of doing well in something even though you may not be expected to do so.
Injury: When a player is hurt during the match
An inept performance: A performance showing no skill; one that is clumsy or poor
The English for Football expression to stamp your authority on something has a basic meaning of showing who is in charge or demonstrating control over someone.
Today’s English for Football expression is a classic footballing cliche – football is a funny old game.
The football phrase ‘to set your sights on’ means to have a goal, to decide you want to do something.
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, we look at the language associated with setting up goals, while in our English for football section Damon introduces some phrases connected to football shots. We also continue our predictions battle…
When a plan goes wrong, is not successful, and it results in a disaster you can use the phrase ‘go pear-shaped’
(a) Two-horse race: A close or tight battle between two teams for the title (three teams would be a three-horse race, and so on).
Hooligan: Football supporters involved in violence; yob (hooliganism).
Holders: The current champions of a competition or cup (they hold the trophy)
Hat-trick: To score three goals in one game
To hammer: (a) To thrash, crush, beat another team heavily.
(b) To hit the ball hard; to strike the ball with power
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the football phrase ‘to take a point’.
Half-time: The break between the first and second half of a match.
The languagecaster team explain a new football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport. Click on the link below to learn about the phrase ‘men against boys’, that also comes with a transcript.
This weekend sees the second North London derby of the season – one of the biggest derbies in English football – between Tottenham and Arsenal. In this report we feature five important things about the North London derby.
Top-of-the-table clashes in Italy, a North London derby, another Clásico and Man United vs Real Madrid in the Champions League. Wow!