This weekend it all starts – Mondiale 2014.
Late Saturday here in Europe many eyes will be turning towards Brazil as England and Italy play their first match in the World Cup.
The upcoming matches gave me the idea to share some football/ soccer terms.
l’attaccante = striker
il calcio = football/ soccer
il calciatore = football/ soccer player
il campionato = the league
il difensore = defender
i giocatori = players
il centrocampista = midfielder
il calcio d’angolo = corner
il calcio di punizione = free kick
il calcio di rigore = penalty kick
il fuori gioco = offside
il gol = goal
il pallone = ball
il portiere = goalkeeper
la squadra = the team
sull’ala = on the wing
i tifosi = the fans
According to Pirlo he believes it is possible that Italy can win the World Cup. Amongst the other things that he says is that when Italy have played against England they have always done well.
Will you be watching the World Cup? Do you follow a football team? Do you have a favourite player?