Soccer is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world’s most popular sport
Soccer Words and Phrases
Soccer is a team sport
Players make a human wall to block a free kick.
Official time keeper of the match
They just scored a goal
The full time is the end of a match
Maneavering of a ball by a single player
Two teams of eleven players
There si a goal at each end
Costa Rica needs to score right now
What’s the score? 2-2?
Goalkeeper can touch the ball with their hands
It is penalty for Brazil
He was in a offside position
Method to start the game when the ball exits
The foul took place near the penalty area
Within the penalty area, there is a penalty spot
It is a tie, we will have extra time
2-2 , It is a tie
We will have five penalty shoot outs.
Basic Soccer Vocabulary: Players Positions in soccer
Equipment to Play Soccer / Football
Soccer Words: Player Styles
known as being very good at saving strikes on goal
Crosses outside of the goal area without the use of his hands
forwards that specialise in their accurate shooting ability
stop the opposition’s attacking play by making strong tackles
skilled at winning the ball back from the opposition
are able to create goal-scoring opportunities
controls the flow of attacking play
players known for their close ball control ability
any attacking player that uses their pace to beat defenders
Soccer / Football Rules
Each team consists of a maximum of eleven players.
Goalkeepers are the only players allowed to play the ball with their hands or arms.
The goalkeeper must wear clothing that is easily distinguishable from other players.
The referee may punish a player’s or substitute’s misconduct by a caution (yellow card) or dismissal (red card)
Soccer Vocabular: Ball in and Out
Indirect Free Kick
Direct Free Kick
Other Soccer Terminology
Advantage Rule: The referee does not have to stop play every time he detects a foul.
Bicycle Kick: A volley in which the player kicks the ball over his own head.
Dead Ball: When play is stopped and the ball is not moving.
Own Goal: When a player kicks, or heads, or deflects, the ball into his own goal