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The About Soccer Glossary

Understanding the Basic Terminology of Soccer

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A

Abandonment
Added Time
Advantage Rule
Against the Run of Play
All
All-seater
All-ticket
Amateur
Anchorman
Appearance
Association Football
Artificial Surface
Assist
Assistant Referee
Astro Turf
Attacker
Attacking Midfielder
Attacking Team
Attacking Third
Attendance
Away
Away Goals Rule

B

Backheel
Back Line
Backpass
Backpass Rule
Bar
Bench
Between the Sticks
Break
Byline
Bicycle Kick
Booking
Boots
Box
Box-to-Box Midfielder

C

Cap
Capacity
Cards
Caught in Possession
Caught Square
Caution
Close Down
Central Defender
Center Circle
Center Half
Center Spot
Champions League
Chip
Clash
Clean Sheet
Clear
Clearance
Cleats
Club
Coin Toss
Competitive Match
Corner Ball
Corner Flag
Corner Kick
Counterattack
Cross
Crossbar
Cul-de-Sac
Cup Tie

D

Dangerous Play
Dead Ball
Defender
Defense
Defensive Midfielder
Deflection
Derby
Diamond Formation
Direct Free Kick
Disallowed Goal
Dissent
Dive
Division
Double
Draw
Dribble
Drop Ball
Dummy

E


European Cup
Extra Time

F

Fake
Far Post
Far Stick
Field
Feint
50/50 Ball
FIFA
FIFA World Cup
Fixture
Fixture List
Football
Formation
Forward Line
Forward
Fourth Official
4-5-1
4-4-2
4-3-3
4-2-3-1
Free Kick
Fullback

G

Game
Goal
Goal Kick
Goalie
Goalkeeper
Goal Line
Goal Mouth
Goal Posts

H

Hacking
Half-Time
Half Volley
Halves
Hand Ball
Hat-Trick
Header
Hit the Post
Holding Midfielder

I

Indirect Free Kick
Injury Time

J

Juggling
Jules Rimet Trophy

K

Keeper
Keepy Uppy
Kickoff

L

League
Libero
Linesman
Lob
Local Derby
Loft

M

Man-to-Man Marking
Marking
Match
Match Officials
Midfield
Midfield Anchor
Midfielder

N

Narrowing the Angle
National Team
Near Post
Net
Nil
Nutmeg

O

Obstruction
Offensive Player
Offside
On Offense
Onside
Out of Play
Overhead Kick
Overlap
Own Goal

P

Passing
Penalty
Penalty Arc
Penalty Area
Penalty Kick
Penalty Shootout
Penalty Spot
Penalty Taker
Pitch
Play On
Playoff
Points
Possession
Posts
Professional Foul

R

Reckless Play
Red Card
Referee
Relegation
Restart
Round

S

Save
Score
Scorers
Scoring Opportunity
Set Piece
Set Play
Shielding
Shin Guards
Shin Pads
Shot
Shoulder Charge
Shutout
Sideline
Skipper
Sliding Tackle
Square Pass
Strikeforce
Stopper
Striker
Substitution
Sudden Death Penalties
Sweeper

T

Target Man
Tackle
Throw-In
Tie
Time Added On
Tracking
Trap

V

Volley

W

Wall
Wingback
Winger
World Cup

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