Word Bank A - E
In another country
blow the whistle 吹哨
The referee uses a whistle to control the game. It's the name for the object he puts to his mouth which makes a loud noise.
The area marked by white lines outside of which goalkeepers cannot use their hands. Also called the penalty area.
If you have 13 caps for your country, it means that you have played 13 matches for that country.
The competition to win the league.
division – see First Division
Word Bank F - J
First Division 甲级联赛
A division is a group of teams with a similar level. In England the First Division is actually the name for the second group of teams.
first half 上半场
The first 45 minutes of a football match
first team 一线队
Many football clubs have more than one team - the best team is called the first team.
If you kick a player instead of the ball, this is a foul.
Golden Boot 金靴奖
A trophy for the player who has scored the most goals in a season(赛季).
headed goal 头球
A goal scored with the head, not the foot.
hit the back of the net 进球
To score a goal
half way line 中场线
The white marking across the middle of the pitch is the half way line.
Honesty and fairness.
Word Bank L - O
A group of divisions - in England the Football League is made up of the First, Second and Third Divisions.
One of the people who controls the match. He carries a flag and runs up and down the touchline(边线). There are two linesmen in a match, one for each half of the pitch(球场). Now more correctly called an assistant referee(助理裁判).
The person who is responsible for the team. He trains the players, chooses which ones will be in the team and he also decides how they are going to play. Sometimes this job is also referred to as the coach(教练).
A game of football is called a match.
National Anthem 国歌
The song for a country which is usually played before international football matches.
Zero, nothing, nought, 0. The score 1 - 0 is said:- "one nil."
officials 指 裁判
The people who control the game, the referee and assistant referees are called the officials.
out of contract 合约到期，满约
If a player is 'out of contract' it means he is able to move to a different football club.
Word Bank P - T
The vertical part of the goal frame.
Premier League 英超联赛
The name for the top group of teams in England. It used to be called the First Division.
If you are a professional footballer it means that that is your full-time job. It is not a hobby or something you do part-time.
The person who controls the game from on the pitch. He has a whistle to start and stop the game.
If you have scored, you have got a goal.
The period when a championship is played is a season. In England the football season is from August until September.
second half 下半场
The second 45 minutes of a football match.
Kicking the ball towards the goal to try and score is a shot.
Where people watch a football from. Although today most people sit at a football match in the past it was common to stand.
a striker is a goalscorer.
The white line around a football pitch is the touchline. When the ball crosses the line it is 'out of play' or 'in touch'.
trophies (singular - trophy) 奖品，奖杯
A trophy is a prize given to a football team when they have won a competition. Usually it is a large silver cup.
Word Bank U - Z
To volley the ball is to kick it when it is in mid-air, it is not on the ground.
yellow card 黄牌
If a player commits a bad foul, the referee may show him a yellow card. It is a strong warning. If a player gets a second yellow card he has to leave the pitch.