Promotion race: Towards the end of the season when a group of teams still have a possibility of moving up a division (to be / get promoted)
When a player changes from one club to another club; a transfer.
On this week’s languagecaster predictions we feature big games from England’s Premier League, as well as the two semi-finals from the English FA Cup.
Midfielder: Someone that plays in the middle of the field; usually an all-round player.
Equaliser: The goal scored to tie a game; to draw level in a match
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To spark (a comeback / trouble): To start, to incite. To cause something to happen (usually quite quickly).
Signing: The new player at a team as she/he has come from another team on a transfer; they have been signed
On this week’s languagecaster predictions we feature derbies from England and Italy as well as the three second leg quarter-finals from the Champions League.
Skipper: The captain or leader of the team.
Quarter-final: The last 8 of a knock-out or cup competition, i.e. there 8 teams left in the tournament.
Slump: A bad run of form, a time of bad luck or bad results. It can also be used as a verb – to slump.
(to be) Sent to the stands: To be sent off; to receive a red card; to be removed from the pitch. The stand is where the fans sit and watch the game.
(to) Send someone off: The referee has to send off a player for bad conduct on the pitch. When a player receives a red card he has to leave the pitch; he is sent off.
When a team has to move down a division because of poor results. The club is generally occupying the bottom two or three positions.
Qualifier: Games played to decide which teams progress to the main tournament or knock-out stages of a competition. A game to qualify for something.
(to be) Relegated: To move down a division because of poor performances – to finish in the bottom 2 or 3 positions in the table
La Selección: Nickname (In Spanish) for the Spanish international football team.
One-way traffic: When only one team is doing all the attacking – the direction of play is going in one direction only.
What’s the missing word in this phrase from the glossary – The ___ merry-go-round?