CONMEBOLThis week’s weekly football post explains what CONMEBOL means.

  • Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below.
  • You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.

Subscribe: Weekly Football Phrase

CONMEBOL

Now, this week’s English for football phrase is ‘CONMEBOL’, which is the name of the South American football organisation. Now, of course this word isn’t an English word but it’s coined from three different words in Spanish. This phrase is made up of three words: Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol – the South American Federation of Football. This federation is in charge of organising the World Cup qualifiers for the ten countries in South America as well as the Copa América, that’s the South American Cup that is played every four years. The ten teams in CONMEBOL are: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile. CONMEBOL.

  • Example: The CONMEBOL qualifying section for the FIFA World Cup is a tough test of endurance as teams have to play 18 matches over two years and only the top four teams qualify directly for the World Cup finals.

Links

If you have any suggestions for words or phrases from football that you would like explained, let us know by contacting us here. While you are on our site, why not check out the glossary page too, for hundreds more football words and phrases.

Welcome to the website that helps students interested in football improve their English language skills. Soccer fans can enhance these skills with lots of free language resources: a weekly podcast, football phrases, explanations of football vocabulary, football cliches, worksheets, quizzes and much more at languagecaster.com.

Google | Facebook | Twitter | Mail | Website

Join the discussion

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More from this show

Languagecaster

Learn English Through FootballWelcome to the website that helps students interested in football improve their English language skills. Football fans can practise with lots of free language resources, including football-language podcasts and our huge football-language glossary.

Contact Us

CEpisode 17