The FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar has come to a close, and Argentina’s historic triumph against France in a head-to-head match has increased interest and enthusiasm for the sport by two folds. With this, one ought to comprehend the phrases and special terminologies used by FIFA in the game, to really appreciate and understand it better. Here are some terms to help you understand things:
When the team is in possession of a break and they are in offense mode.
When the ball passes the goal line, thrown between the goalposts and under the crossbar.
Attempts at Goal (On Target)
Also called a shot on target. It means a goal attempt is made and the goal reaches the net.
Completed Line Breaks in football
When the ball is thrown by the offensive team, it reaches beyond the last player of the defence team.
Receptions in the Final Third
It is the strategy built by the attacking team when it starts reaching the opponent’s team goal.
A pass which is made in a large field, the pass is of medium to long range and its purpose is to reach the opponent’s pitch.
It is a metric to check how often the ball is taken out from the possession of the attacker by the defence team.
It is an unofficial term. It is used to define a situation where two players from a similar team have the ball at the same time.
When the team has the ball, they are in possession of the ball.
Build Up Unopposed
It is when the team starts the game in the attacking position, the first phase of the game.
Build Up Opposed
It is when the attacking team has the ball and tries to score a goal but the opposition team is in a great defensive position.
When the team loses the ball, they are out of possession of the ball.
It’s a kind of play where the team plays offensive and the ball is stopped and again moved back to open play.
When the team collectively tries to gain possession of the ball and try to score a goal.
It happens around the halfway line, where both teams try to score a goal.
Here the defending team collects near their goalpost to stop the goal from happening
A situation when the team loses the ball when they are moving to play defense.
When the team loses the ball but immediately they try to win the ball back.
It is a part of an attacking game, where the attacking team tries to make a goal and the opponent team tries to stop the goal from happening.
When the team progresses in the pitch and moves the ball towards the pitch.
Final Third Phase
When the attacking team crosses the midfield and reaches into the area of opposition and tries to reach the deadline.
Offering to Receive
When a player makes an attempt to receive the ball from her teammate and complete the attempt.
Kick from Foot
When the player throws the ball forcefully, it needs to throw from outside of the front part of the foot.
The amount of fans can be increased by paying close attention to the game’s small elements. These terms assist football fans and others attempting to comprehend the game in understanding the fundamentals.