Report and vocabulary
Fingers at the ready! This was the football game of a generation.
But fans of Subbuteo gave it the red card when computer games arrived on the scene.
Despite this, die-hard fans in Asia have continued to compete and are trying to revive this low-tech game.
At a recent tournament in Japan, fierce battles were played out on pitches made of soft cloth, between devotees who think this game still rules supreme.
- gave it the red card
a football term used here to mean to reject or to stop using
simple or unsophisticated
people who are very enthusiastic about a subject or activity
- rules supreme
is the best and most important