This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.
Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index
 
You are in: Home > Grammar, Vocabulary & Pronunciation
Vocabulary
 
Football
 
BASICS
 
a match
 
a pitch
 
a referee
 
a linesman (referee's assistant)
 
a goalkeeper
 
a defender
 
a midfielder
 
an attacker
 
a skipper
 
a substitute
 
a manager
 
a foul
 
a booking
 
full-time
 
injury time
 
extra time
 
offside
 
^^ Back to Top
 
SCORING
 
the score
 
to concede
 
a goal
 
an own goal
 
the lead
 
an equaliser
 
to win
 
a draw
 
a defeat
 
to knock out
 
a penalty shoot-out
 
a goal difference
 
a head-to-head
 
a play-off
 
the away-goal rule
 
^^ Back to Top
 
TYPES OF SHOT
 
to kick
 
to shoot
 
the kick-off
 
a goal-kick
 
a free-kick
 
a penalty
 
a corner
 
a throw-in
 
a pass
 
a cross
 
a one-two
 
a header
 
a backheel
 
to volley
 
a clearance
 
^^ Back to Top
 
READING THE PRESS
 
one-touch football
 
the long-ball game
 
keep possession
 
they are dangerous on the counter-attack
 
put eleven men behind the ball
 
send the keeper the wrong way
 
a clinical finish
 
his/her first touch let him/her down
 
they are strong in the air
 
they have a big physical presence
 
the goalkeeper is quick off his/her line
 
that shot stung the goalkeeper's palms
 
a prolific goal scorer
 
the foul earned him/her a suspension
 
 
^^ Back to Top
 
TALKING WITH FRIENDS
 
put it in the back of the net
 
man on!
 
a nutmeg
 
bang it in the mixer!
 
we was robbed
 
s/he's got a sweet left foot
 
s/he pulled off a great save
 
they hit the woodwork
 
they got stuck in
 
s/he ran the defence ragged
 
s/he's got a lot of pace
 
the goalkeeper made a howler
 
to switch play
 
s/he made a nuisance of herself/himself
 
it's a game of two halves
 
Football vocab! - 6 photos
 
^^ Back to Top
saving a goal
 
 
 
FOOTBALL
 
blue arrow
 
Basics
 
 
blue arrow
 
Scoring
 
 
blue arrow
 
Types of shot
 
 
blue arrow
 
Reading the press
 
 
blue arrow
 
Talking with friends
 
 
blue arrow
 
Vocabulary download
 
 
blue arrow
 
View football pitch
 
 
QUIZZES AND GAMES
 
blue arrow
 
Back of the net
 
 
blue arrow
 
Football quiz
 
 
blue arrow
 
5-A-Side Football
 
 
OTHER VOCABULARY GROUPS
 
blue arrow
 
Tennis
 
 
blue arrow
 
Science