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World Cup Vocabulary (Part 1)

World Cup Vocabulary (Part 1)

Hey guys, it’s World Cup Time. Test yourself and learn new football vocabulary. Don’t forget to open ELSA to check your pronunciation. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, here is Android version (click here to download Android version) and IOS version (click here to download IOS version)

1. Referee 

Definition: An official who watches a game or match closely to ensure that the rules are adhered to and (in some sports) to arbitrate on matters arising from the play.

Example: In Portugal – Morocco match, the referee gave a penalty to Portugal.

2. Captain

Definition: A person who is a leader of a team

Example: Cristiano Ronaldo is the captain of Portugal team

3. Goalkeeper


Definition: A player in soccer or field hockey whose special role is to stop the ball from entering the goal.

Example: Iker Casillas used to be the goalkeeper of Real Madrid.

4. Defender

Definition: a player whose task it is to protect their own side’s goal

Example: Gerard Pique is one of the greatest defenders in the world.

5. Forward


Definition: An attacking player in football, hockey, or other sports

Example: Lionel Messi is a talented forward.

6. Midfielder

Definition: a player in the central part of the field

Example: Alexis Sanchez is one of the most popular midfielders in the world

7. Full-backs

Definition: a player in a defensive position, playing at the side of the field in soccer and hockey and behind the other backs in rugby.

Example: If a full-back receives a red card, the team will be easier to be attacked.

8. Coach

Definition: An instructor or trainer in sports.

Example: Miura is the coach of Viet Nam team.

9. Winger

Definition: An attacking player on the wing in soccer, hockey, and other sports.

Example: A winger is usually a player with great pace.

10. Centre-backs


Definition: A defender who plays in the middle of the field

Example: Sergio Ramos is the center-back of Spain.

Here are 10 positions you will find in a football team and don’t forget to download ELSA to check your pronunciation (IOS version and Android version)




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