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 football podcast for learners of English, Damon and Damian focus on FIFA’s Club World Cup competition taking place in Japan this week and next. As always, we also look at some football language – this week Damian explains the phrase ‘mind games’ before we finish up with our weekly predictions battle which this week includes another big derby match: Manchester City vs Manchester United.
On this week’s main report we take a look at the 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