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  • Loss of ball possession to the opponent.
  • Union of European Football Associations. Organizing body for soccer/football in Europe. Most notably hosts UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Euros, and Euro Nations League
  • Hardcore and organized group of supporters.
  • Hardcore supporters of a football club.
  • A tackle that approaches from below, often dangerous.
  • A team or player expected to lose.
  • A ball or pitch condition that makes normal play impossible.
  • To knock or tip someone over.
  • United States Soccer Federation. It is the official governing body of soccer in the United States and is a full member of FIFA.
  • A player who can play in multiple positions.
  • A player who can play in multiple positions.
  • A player who has a lot of experience.
  • Commonly known as VAR, the Video Assistant Referee is used in football when a questionable call needs to be reviewed. VAR utilizes cameras and additional referees to make the correct call and notify the main referee of what decision should be taken.
  • A player's ability to see potential passes or plays.
  • VO₂ Max stands for the maximal volume of oxygen your body can absorb. Essentially, it is a measurement of how fit a person is by indicating the efficiency of their aerobic health.
  • Striking the ball before it touches the ground.
  • The vuvuzela is a long, horn-shaped plastic instrument that produces a loud, monotonous sound resembling an elephant's trumpet or a foghorn. It gained international fame during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, where stadium fans widely used it. The vuvuzela has its roots in(...)
  • A line of players set up to block a direct free-kick.
  • A water break is a brief pause in the game to allow players to hydrate, often used in hot and humid conditions.
  • A player's less dominant foot.
  • To send a ball in with pace and curve.
  • The tool used by referees to control the game.
  • The wing-back is a player that sits between the midfield and defensive lines on the outsides. Because he/she is usually without support in the wings, the wing-backs must provide width on the attack, and mark the opposition wide threat on defense. The wing-back can even provide extra pressure(...)
  • A player who operates mainly on the flanks.
  • The mindset of always striving for victory.
  • Refers to the goalpost or crossbar.
  • The level of effort and activity a player puts into a game.
  • The premier international soccer tournament contested by national teams.
  • A player who has a unique quality that can change the course of a match.
  • xG stands for "Expected Goals" in soccer (football). It is a statistical measure that aims to quantify the quality of a goal-scoring opportunity.
  • A unit of measurement; the field's lines are measured in yards.
  • Another term for the penalty area.
  • A standard used for comparison, often used as "they are the yardstick for other teams".
  • A caution given by the referee to a player as a warning for a foul or unsporting behavior.
  • A tactical formation resembling the letter "Y".
  • Years old
  • Great enthusiasm or eagerness.
  • A dribbling technique where a player moves the ball in a zigzag pattern to evade defenders.
  • Defending by area rather than marking individual players.
  • A defensive strategy where players cover areas rather than marking individual opponents.
  • A system of play where players are assigned to cover specific areas.
  • A defensive strategy in which players are responsible for specific areas or zones of the field rather than marking individual opponents.
  • A defensive system where players cover areas rather than marking individual opponents.
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