Football terminology: test yourself!

June 27, 2016 1:47 pm

News of the 2016 UEFA European Championship has been monopolising the internet in the last two weeks, and everyone who is interested in football has probably found an opportunity to talk about it at some point.

But how can we be sure we actually know what we are talking about? Football terminology can be tricky, as it includes loanwords from foreign languages, slang expressions, and creative figures of speech such as metaphors.


The Oxford Dictionaries’s blog recently published a fun quiz to test your knowledge of football terminology. Can you score 8/8? (We couldn’t!) Challenge yourself now!

And if you want to improve your vocabulary related to this sport, here are some useful football glossaries:


Written by Silvia Morani

Communication Trainee at TermCoord

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