(to) Crash out of: When a team is badly beaten in a cup competition. It is usually a surprise defeat or a heavy defeat.
A cracker: A very exciting match, usually with lots of goals OR a great goal
Counter attack: A style of playing football that allows a team to attack quickly. It occurs when a team breaks quickly from any part of the pitch when the ball has been recovered.
Football Glossary: Corner – A set play (set piece) that is taken from the corner of the pitch. It often results in an a
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, Damon and Damian focus on some of the tough guys who have played football – the hard men of the game. As always, we also look at some football language – this week Damian explains the phrase ‘to wrong-foot the defence’ before we finish up with our weekly predictions battle which this week includes one of the world’s biggest derby matches: Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.
Copa Libertadores: The main South American tournament for club teams. The equivalent in Europe is the Champions League.
The hard men of football: On this week’s main report we continue our look at the various positions on the pitch by focusing on the tough guys – the hard men.
Huge games this week in the languagecaster predictions battle. The FIFA World Club final takes place in Japan, wile there are top-of-the-table clashes in France and Spain and there is also the small matter of the Istanbul derby.
Copa América: The South American tournament for international teams. The equivalent in Europe is The European Championship and in Africa it is the Cup of Nations.
In this week’s review section we look back at some of the big stories from the world of football to help learners of English improve their vocabulary. This week we congratulate Leo Messi, wonder what happened to Arsenal and are disappointed at Man City fans.
This week’s football phrase is ‘to wrong-foot the defence’, which means to do something to catch out the defence; to throw them off-balance or to catch them by surprise.
Extra Time: Time added on to a cup or knock-out match that has finished in a draw to try to find a winner (usually thirty minutes)
(to) Concede: To allow a goal in/to let in a goal
To come back from the dead: To make a remarkable comeback, to stage a fightback when all seems lost
This week, languagecaster.com brings you the football phrase ‘mind games’. You can understand more about the word or phrase by reading the transcript below.
(to) Close in on: to get close to, to be close to achieving something, for example a transfer, winning the title.
To put to bed: To make a win secure; to score and confirm a victory; score and make it very unlikely that the opposition can recover
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, Damon and Damian focus on another position on the pitch – this time it is the winger. As always, we also look at some football language – this week Damian explains the phrase ‘a drubbing’ before we finish up with our weekly predictions battle which this week includes one of the world’s biggest derby matches: Vasco da Gama and Flamengo.
The winger is in the spotlight in this week’s main report as we continue our look at the various positions on the pitch
Every week, languagecaster.com brings you words or phrases from the footballing news. Today we explain the phrase ‘a drubbing’.