Listen Here: To receive a call up.mp3
This week’s English for Football phrase is a call up which means to be asked to play for your country. This phrase is used with the verb ‘to receive’ or ‘get’ while it can also be used with the verb ‘to be’ and the ‘-ed form’; to be called up. To receive a call up is often used in military terms and means that you have been asked to serve or represent your country in war, to fight for your country. In football, to receive a call up means to be asked to play for your country in an international game. This week 33-year old Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies received his first ever England call up and hopes to play against Montenegro next week and receive a first cap. To receive a call up.