Synonyms of 'football: Terms used in (Association) Football'
aggregate (score)backthe part or side of anything less often seen or used ballplayerballwinnerbooking or cautiona formal warning given to a person suspected or accused of an offence that his or her words will be taken down and may be used in evidence breakawaya sudden attack, esp from a defensive position, in football, hockey, etc capan emblematic hat or beret given to someone chosen for a representative team catenacciocentre circlecentre forwardthe central forward in the attack centre halfa defender who plays in the middle of the defence clearancethe act of hitting or kicking a ball out of the defensive area, as in football cross the act or an instance of kicking or passing the ball from a wing to the middle of the field crossbar or bara horizontal beam across a pair of goalposts corner (kick)cut outdefenderderbydirect free kickdribbledummya feigned pass or move in a sport such as football or rugby extra timeFAFIFAfinishingthe act or skill of goal scoring forwardan attacking player in any of various sports, such as soccer, hockey, or basketball foulfree kicka place kick awarded for a foul or infringement, either direct, from which a goal may be scored, or indirect, from which the ball must be touched by at least one other player for a goal to be allowed fullbackone of two defensive players positioned in front of the goalkeeper full timethe end of a football or other match goal(in various sports) the net, basket, etc, into or over which players try to propel the ball, puck, etc, to score goal area or six-yard boxa rectangular area to the sides and front of the goal, measuring 20 × 6 yards on a full-sized pitch, from which goal kicks are taken goalkeeper or goaliea player in the goal whose duty is to prevent the ball, puck, etc, from entering or crossing it goal kick or bye kicka kick taken from the six-yard line by the defending team after the ball has been put out of play by an opposing player goalpost or posteither of two upright posts supporting the crossbar of a goal golden goal(in certain matches) the first goal scored in extra time, which wins the match for the side scoring it halfthe half of the pitch regarded as belonging to one team half timehalf way linehandballthe offence committed when a player other than a goalkeeper in his own penalty area touches the ball with a hand indirect free kickinside left(esp formerly) a player having mainly midfield and attacking roles inside right(esp formerly) a player having mainly midfield and attacking roles inswingera ball kicked, esp from a corner, so as to move through the air in a curve towards the goal or the centre internationalkick offa place kick from the centre of the field in a game of football lay offleft backlinesmanan official who helps the referee or umpire in various sports, esp by indicating when the ball has gone out of play long ballmarkto stay close to (an opponent) to hamper his or her play midfieldmidfieldera player who plays in the midfield net nilanother word for nothing: used esp in the scoring of certain games non-leaguenutmegto kick or hit the ball between the legs of (an opposing player) offsideoffside traponsideone-twoa movement in which one player passes the ball to another and sprints forward to receive the quickly played return outside leftoutside rightown goala goal scored by a player accidentally playing the ball into his own team's net passthe transfer of a ball from one player to another pass-backpenalty (kick) or spot kickpenalty area or penalty boxa rectangular area in front of the goal, within which the goalkeeper may handle the ball and within which a penalty is awarded for a foul by the defending team penalty shoot-outa method of deciding the winner of a drawn match, in which players from each team attempt to score with a penalty kick penalty spota point within the penalty area and 12 yards (about 11 m) from the goal, from which a penalty kick may be taken playoffprofessional foula deliberate foul committed as a last-ditch tactic to prevent an opponent from scoring promotionred carda card of a red colour displayed by a referee to indicate that a player has been sent off refereethe umpire or judge in any of various sports, esp football and boxing, responsible for ensuring fair play according to the rules relegationreservesright backRoute Onesavethe act of saving a goal score draw(esp in football) a result of a match in which both sides have scored an equal number of goals sending-off or ordering-off(in football) an instance of a player being told to leave the field by the referee, as a punishment for a serious offence SFAshotany act of throwing or hitting something, as in certain sports silver goal(in certain competitions) a goal scored in a full half of extra time that is played if a match is drawn. This goal counts as the winner if it is the only goal scored in the full half or full period of extra time six-pointera football match between two teams in similar positions in the league table, considered as being worth six points as it not only gains the winning team three points but denies three points to the losing team six-yard linethe line marking the limits of the goal area sliding tacklestoppage time or injury timestrikeran attacking player, esp one who generally positions himself or herself near the opponent's goal in the hope of scoring squarein a straight line across the pitch substitutesweepera player who supports the main defenders, as by intercepting loose balls, etc tackletarget manan attacking player to whom high crosses and centres are played, esp a tall forward technical areathrow intotal footballtouchlinetransferUEFAwall passa movement in which one player passes the ball to another and sprints forward to receive the quickly played return wingeither of the two sides of the pitch near the touchline wingera player stationed on the wing yellow carda card of a yellow colour displayed by a referee to indicate that a player has been officially cautioned for some offence ▷ See football
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Nearby words of 'football: Terms used in (Association) Football'
Word List of football: Terms used in (Association) Football from the Collins English Word Lists