Video Fix: World Cup Language Challenge


world cup language challenge

If a yellow card speaks for itself and a red one needs no introduction, communication can still be difficult on the playing field, where a correct language switch may be the furthest thing from players’ minds.

Beside sport, FIFA World cup 2018 has surely been a fascinating language challenge with 32 teams, 36 referees and 63 assistants from 46 different countries.

With pressure and emotions during the game, misunderstanding is right around the corner: as this video shows, the best solution is to have a good laugh!



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