(to/a) Caution: A yellow card, a booking. Two cautions in a game will lead to a red card
(a) Cap: An appearance for your country; the number of times someone plays international games
To cancel, to stop a game from being played
Example: The game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch
Business End to the Season: This means the most important part of the season or the the run in at the end of the football year. We use the term business as it suggests that vital matters are to be decided.
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, Damon and Damian look forward to one of the greatest match-ups in world football – Boca Juniors against River Plate.
On this week’s main report we look at one of the biggest games in world football: the Superclásico between River Plate and Boca Juniors.
We all know that goalkeepers are different – they wear different colour kit, they play a different role, they are the only ones on the pitch allowed to use their hands. But who do you think is the best ever goalkeeper?
Brought down to earth: the meaning of this expression simply means to come back to reality and usually this reality is not so exciting.
To Break a hoodoo: The word hoodoo is usually associated with bad luck or possibly even a curse. In football, if a team attempts to break its hoodoo it means that it probably has not beaten another team or won at a certain place for a long time.
Bounce back: To come back strongly after a bad defeat
How good is your knowledge of the language of soccer? In this football language quiz we have 8 questions for you to answer about football phrases that begin with the letters W-X-Y-Z
This week’s football phrase is ‘against the run of play’, which is used to describe a situation when a team scores a goal when they…
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 wonder why English teams performed so badly in the Champions League, why racism’s ugly head will no go away and why Malaga, yes, Malaga are the talk of the Champions League
Big matches this weekend in England with Chelsea taking on Manchester United, while Everton and Liverpool face each other in the first Mersey derby of the season. But the biggest game this weekend sees the return of Argentina’s ‘el Superclásico’ for the first game between River Plate and Boca Juniors in over 14 months
On this week’s main report we look at one of the key positions on the football pitch: the goalkeeper
This week, languagecaster takes a look at the phrase to spill over.
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, including the World Cup qualifiers that recently took place.
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, Damon and Damian look forward to some more World Cup qualifiers taking place this week.
This week’s English for football phrase is, ‘to cause an upset’. Which teams will cause an upset in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers?
It’s World Cup qualifying time again and there are some big games this weekend in Europe and in South America which you can hear on this week’s podcast