If you are not a soccer expert but you still want to have fun with all of the excitement of World Cup season, then here are some few tips to help you tune in more easily and sound like a soccer guru. Don’t forget to open ELSA (Android and IOS) to check your pronunciation with these terms.
1) Set Piece:
At the World Cup, set piece happens for a variety of reasons, including play begins with the ball at a standstill after a foul or out-of-bounds call. It sounds more elegant than it is, but it can be crucial in terms of scoring.
2) Stoppage Time:
This takes place whenever injuries, substitutions, a well-lobbed vuvuzela occurs, but soccer clock never stops. The 90 minutes of regulation play often includes a minute or two added per half, along with some at the end, to account for stoppage time. It usually takes no more than six minutes per game, but if all heck breaks loose and interrupts play, it can be more.
This may be the most confusing terms to those that are not familiar with soccer rules. In short, the offside rule goes like this: If an attacker is on the opponent’s side of the field and a teammate touches the ball, at least two players from the opposing team must be closer to the goal line than the attacker. If not, the attacker can’t be involved in the play.
When an official calls a team for being offside, the other team gets possession of the ball for an indirect free kick, taken from the spot where the offense occurred.
4) VAR Talk:
VAR stands for video assistant referee and involves camera technology to correct and clarify the decisions made by the regular refs. The video-watching refs are centralized in Moscow and have access to lots of camera angles and speeds, including ultra-slow motion, at all the stadiums.
Refs on the field are allowed to go to video to advise or clarify game-changing situations, offside situations, red card situations and matters of mistaken identity when a card is thrown or a player is sent off the field.
5) Be The Wall:
Building a wall is the most defensive strategy. Players arrange themselves shoulder to shoulder to block part of the goal from the kicker’s view. The goalie is in charge of placing his fellow humans between the dead ball and the goal, moving them left or right as he figures all the angles.
6) The Drama King:
There are many ways players can over-dramatize a foul such as flopping, diving, etc. Generally, there’s a good deal of over-dramatized agony and clutching of body parts.
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