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Whether you love playing soccer or just watching games like the World Cup, you'll

want to learn some French soccer terms.


le football, le foot soccer, football*
la Coupe du monde, le Mondial World Cup
le match game, match
la priode half
la mi-temps half time
le temps rglementaire regular time (the standard 90-minute game)
les arrts de jeu stoppage time
la prolongation overtime

Plays and Penalties
un but goal
un but contre son camp own goal
le carton jaune yellow card
le carton rouge red card
un caviar perfect pass
des contestations /
protestations
dissent
un corner corner kick
un coup franc, coup de pied
arrt
free kick
un coup franc direct / indirect direct / indirect kick
un coup de tte head butt
une faute foul
une faute de main hand ball
une feinte fake out
un grand pont kick/pass around a player's legs
hors-jeu offside
un match nul tie game, draw
le mur the wall
une passe pass
un pnalty penalty kick
un petit pont nutmeg, between-the-legs pass
le point de pnalty penalty spot
une remise en jeu, une touche throw in
une simulation dive (fake fall)
six mtres goal kick
sorti out of bounds
la surface de but six-yard-box
la surface de rparation penalty box
un tacle tackle
une tte header
la vole volley
Equipment
le stade stadium
le terrain de jeu playing field, pitch
le milieu du terrain midfield
le ballon de foot soccer ball, football
les crampons cleats
le filet goal net
le maillot uniform, kit
le piquet de corner corner flag
le protge-tibia shin guard
le sifflet whistle

Verbs
amortir to trap, control
btonner to put up a strong defense
contrler le ballon to control the ball
dborder to get past an opponent
dribbler to dribble
tre en position de hors-jeu to be offside
expulser to send off
faire du chiqu to (take a) dive
faire une passe to pass (the ball)
faire une tte to head (the ball)
faucher to bring down
feinter to fake
jouer la ligne de hors-jeu, jouer
le hors-jeu
to set an offside trap
marquer (un but) to score (a goal)
mener to lead, be winning
sauver un but/penalty to save a goal/penalty
tirer to shoot, kick