Is it OK to ‘bend the rules’ in football; Is it ever OK to cheat? This week’s main report discusses what cheating in football.
On this week’s main report we take a look at the 2012 Club World Cup, currently being held in Japan.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Atletico, UEFA and West Ham ‘Fans’
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, Damon and Damian focus on another position on the pitch – the centre back, or stopper.
Following last week’s main report on goalkeepers, this week we look at another positions on the football pitch: the centre back.
Wembley: The home of English football; where the England national team play their home matches, one of the most famous stadiums in the world
(to) Win: To not lose or draw a game, to gain a victory
WAGs: An acronym that stands for ‘wives and girlfriends’
Winger: An attacking position on the team, on the left or right-hand side. Players who play in this position are usually very fast and skillful.
Yard: A form of measurement that is still used to describe sections of the pitch, e.g. the six-yard line is the area closest to the goal line.
Another ‘B’ phrase from our glossary list – to blow wide open
Who is in the news for a back pass this week? Check out languagecaster’s football glossary to find out.
(to) blow a chance: to miss out on an opportunity
Football glossary: One of the most spectacular ways to score a goal is with a bicycle kick.
Football glossary: Becks – famous footballer David Beckham’s nickname.
Football glossary: the beautiful game – a synonym for football
Football glossary: What’s the nickname of the South African national football team?
Football glossary: B team – The second team with players that are not quite good enough to play for the first team.
Football glossary: Azzurri – the nickname of the Italian football side
An away goal is a goal that is scored away from home, at another team’s ground.