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Soccer Jargon - FIFA World Cup

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Booked

Booked is when a player is deemed to have contravened the rules so his name and number are noted by the referee.



Caution 

Caution is a warning by the referee for an offense committed during the match. This is not as serious as a "booking".

Centre Spot 

Centre Spot is a spot marked in the centre of the halfway line from where the kick-off takes place.


Corner flags

Corner flags are the flags placed in the four corners of the pitch from where corner kicks are taken.

Corner kick 

A corner kick is awarded to the attacking team when the ball passes over the defender's goal line, having last been played by a defender.

Cross 

Cross is when a player kicks the ball from a position near the touchline into midfield, usually the penalty or goal area.

Direct free kick 

Direct free kick is a kick given by the referee from which a goal can be scored directly by the player taking the kick.



Extra time 

When a definite result is required (usually in a knock-out competition) and the score is level at the end of normal time i.e. 90 minutes, an extra 30 minutes is played i.e. 15 minutes each way is played
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Foul 

Foul is an infringement of the rules
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Penalty 

Penalty is the result of any foul which would normally lead to a direct free-kick that is committed by a team inside their own penalty area.

4-4-2 formation 

Traditionally, teams play in a 4-4-2 formation - that is four defenders, four midfielders and two strikers.



4-4-1-1 formation 

The 4-4-1-1 formation is a simple variation of 4-4-2 in which the second attacker plays just behind the main striker but ahead of the midfield.



Advantage 

Even after a foul, a ref may allow play to continue sometimes. He will look to see if the team that would have been awarded the free-kick has an advantage in playing on. To signal that he is waving play on, he will extend both arms out in front of his body. 





Sweeper 

The sweeper is a defensive player positioned between the fullbacks and the goalkeeper.  Intended to roam freely and “sweep up” the ball across the field, this player usually acts as the on-field coach directing the defense and allows the fullbacks to push forward to aid the offense.
 



Striker 

The striker is an offensive player, usually the center forward, known to have a strong shot. Quite often the player to take the most shots on goal.





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