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Football memories

Every week we ask you a different question. Hear what people say, then join the conversation! This week, what are your first football memories?

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The Express English team

The BBC asked some footballers for their early football memories:

Matthew Booth of South Africa and Peter Odemwingie of Nigeria both remember the 1990 World Cup in Italy, when Cameroon's Roger Milla did a special dance when he scored a goal.

Did you know?


Most goalkeepers dive to the left or the right, to save a goal. However research shows they would be better off standing still in the middle!

Language tip

The phrase 'play it safe' comes from football, and it means to be cautious.

Cultural tip

The British are fascinated by footballers' wives and girlfriends (wags) and their clothes and lifestyles. There's even a TV drama series called 'Footballers' Wives'.

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