English Spanish Vocabulary – Soccer Football Fútbol

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Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to soccer / football.
Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con el fútbol.

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Soccer / Football – El Fútbol

away game partido fuera de casa
away team equipo visitante
ball balón
beat derrotar / vencer
bench banquillo
championship campeonato
changing rooms vestuarios
corner kick saque de esquina
cross pase cruzado
crossbar travesaño
defender defensa
draw un empate
extra-time prórroga
final score el resultado final
fixture encuentro
flagposts banderines
forward delantero
foul falta
free kick tiro libre
friendly game partido amistoso
goal kick saque de puerta
goal line línea de meta
goal scorer goleador
goalkeeper portero
goalpost poste, palo de la portería
half time interval intervalo del medio tiempo / descanso
header cabezazo
home en casa
injured player un jugador lesionado
kick-off saque de salida
league liga
linesman juez de línea
manager/coach entrenador
match partido
midfield player centrocampista
move jugada
national team la selección
net la red
opposing team equipo adversario
own goal propia meta
pass pasar
penalty kick penalti
pitch el campo
player jugador
red card tarjeta roja
referee árbitro
replay repetición
score a goal marcar / meter un gol
score draw un empate a cero
season temporada
shorts pantalones cortos
spectator espectador
stadium / ground estadio
studs tacos
substitute sustituto
supporter hincha / seguidor
team equipo
terrace grada
throw-in saque de banda
to be fit estar en forma
to kick dar una patada
to shoot at goal tirar a puerta
touch line línea de banda
tournament torneo
whistle silbato pitido
win ganar
winger extremo
yellow card tarjeta amarilla

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About the Author:Laura

I am from Bilbao in northern Spain. I qualified as a Spanish Language Teacher in 2004. I have taught Spanish in England and Spain and now really enjoy teaching the Spanish Language via my website The Spanish Blog to students from all around the world. I love my job and the intricacies of the Spanish Language. My main personal interests are music, reading and cooking. I studied music for twelve years in Bilbao and I play the piano. I also enjoy singing and I try my best to sing more in English now. I hope very much that you enjoy my posts and welcome any comments.

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