Learning through football commentary

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Football (soccer) is the most popular sports in the whole world. Football audience ranges from kids to elders, from professional athletes to famous musicians and we can still go on and on to list down the fans of football. The Europe, the center of modern football, provides us with some of the best leagues such as the Premier League (England), La Liga (Spain), League 1 (France), Bundesliga (Germany) and many more as each European country has their own league. The football leagues mentioned above are broadcasted worldwide, and we’re pretty sure that as football fans, you probably watch them every week. Beside the exciting matches and big teams, what makes a football match energetic and enjoyable to watch is the commentary. There’s something missing when you watch a muted football show. The matches aired all over the world are broadcasted with full English commentary. Some of us are fine watching the match without understanding the commentary but we promise you that watching a football match when you can understand the commentary is so much more interesting. Moreover, you can also improve your English that way.

In this article we’re going to show some important words, phrases, and terminologies in football commentary to help you understand better and improve your English.

- Words and Phrases during the game:

1. Advantage (When there’s a foul but the game goes on because the team is in a good attacking position)


2. Defensive wall


3. Equalizer


4. in play


5. Out of play


6. Own goal


7. Penalty shootout


8. Possession



- Words and Phrases to explain pitch (field)

1. Center circle


2. Center spot


3. Corners


4. Goal


5. Goal line


6. Halfway line


7. Penalty area


8. Penalty spot


9. Six-yard box


10. Touch line


Those are some words that can help you understand football commentary better. Hopefully, understanding the commentary while watching an awesome football match can bring so much fun and it proves that learning English can be done everywhere, and everywhere fun.



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