This week, introduces the football phrase ‘to ship goals‘. You can understand 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.

Today’s English for Football expression is ‘to ship goals‘, which means to concede a lot of goals. In this week’s World Cup qualifiers many of the bigger countries wonder why they have to play some of the smaller nations – the minnows – as these countries have no chance of qualifying or even of winning any games. They also ship lots of goals as the top teams end up thrashing them by big scores. So far in the European qualification section Luxembourg have shipped 12 goals in 4 games, Andorra have shipped 13 goals in 4 and San Marino have shipped 16 in their four games. These minnows cannot stop shipping goals. To ship goals.

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Football GlossaryEpisode 394