Soccer

French soccer terms / football vocabulary
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Sporty French Vocabulary

World Cup, European Championship, Saturday morning at the park … whenever and wherever you watch or play soccer / football, this French vocab can help you out.

soccer
football, footy
 le football, le foot
game, match le match
half la pĂ©riode
half time la mi-temps
overtime, (UK) extra time la prolongation
regular time (90 minutes) le temps rĂ©glementaire
stoppage time les arrĂȘts de jeu
   
People and Players Gens et joueurs
team une Ă©quipe
French soccer team, "the Blues" les Bleus
soccer/football player un footballeur
coach un entraĂźneur
defender un dĂ©fenseur
forward un avant, attaquant
goalie un gardien de but, goal
line judge, assistant referee un juge/arbitre de touche
player un joueur
playmaker un meneur de jeu
referee un arbitre
striker un buteur
substitute un remplaçant
sweeper un libero
winger un ailier
   
Field and Equipment Terrain et Ă©quipement
cleats les crampons
corner flag le piquet de corner
football le ballon de foot
goal net le filet
midfield le milieu du terrain
playing field, pitch le terrain de jeu
penalty box la surface de rĂ©paration
shin guard le protĂšge-tibia
six-yard-box la surface de but
soccer ball le ballon de foot, le ballon rond
stadium le stade
uniform, kit le maillot
whistle le sifflet
   
Passes and Plays Passes et jeux
corner kick un corner
direct kick un coup franc direct
dive (fake fall) une simulation
fake out, (UK) dummy une feinte
free kick un coup franc, coup de pied arrĂȘtĂ©
header une tĂȘte
indirect kick un coup franc indirect
kick/pass around a player’s legs un grand pont
nutmeg, between-the-legs pass un petit pont
pass une passe
perfect pass un caviar
tackle un tacle
throw in une remise en jeu, une touche
volley la volĂ©e
the wall le mur
   
Scoring and Penalties Buts et pĂ©naltys
dissent des contestations / protestations
foul une faute
goal un but
goal kick six mĂštres
hand ball une faute de main
headbutt un coup de tĂȘte
lined up, centered cadrĂ©
offside hors-jeu
out of bounds sorti
own goal un but contre son camp
penalty kick un pĂ©nalty
penalty spot le point de pĂ©nalty
red card le carton rouge
shot, scoring attempt une frappe
tie game, draw un match nul
yellow card le carton jaune
   
Verbs Verbes
to be offside ĂȘtre hors jeu
to bring down faucher
to control the ball contrĂŽler le ballon
to counter, charge down
(UK) to counterattack
 contrer
to dive, take a dive faire du chiquĂ©
to dribble dribbler
to fake feinter
to get past an opponent dĂ©border
to head (the ball) faire une tĂȘte
to lead, be winning mener
to line up / center (a shot) cadrer
to pass (the ball) faire une passe
to play soccer jouer au foot(ball)
to put up a strong defense bĂ©tonner
to run courir
to score (a goal) marquer (un but)
to save a goal/penalty sauver un but/penalty
to send off expulser
to set an offside trap jouer la ligne de hors-jeu, jouer le hors-jeu
to shoot, kick tirer
to trap, control amortir
   
World Cup la Coupe du monde, le Mondial
UEFA European Championship
Euro
 Championnat d’Europe de football
l’Euro
Go French team! Allez les Bleus !
Long live France!
(and the French team)
 Vive la France !

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