association football


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association football

n. Chiefly British
Soccer.

association football

n
(Soccer) a more formal name for soccer

soc•cer

(ˈsɒk ər)

n.
a form of football played by two 11-member teams, in which the ball may be kicked or bounced off any part of the body but the arms and hands: only goalkeepers may use their hands to maneuver the ball.
[1890–95; (As)soc(iation football) + -er7]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.association football - a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goalassociation football - a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
header - (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
goal-kick - (association football) a kick by the defending side after the attacking side sends the ball over the goal-line
place kick, place-kicking - (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
free kick - (soccer) a place kick that is allowed for a foul or infringement by the other team
own goal - (soccer) a goal that results when a player inadvertently knocks the ball into the goal he is defending; "the own goal cost them the game"
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
dribbling, dribble - the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
headshot - an attempt to put the soccer ball into the net by using the head
goalmouth - (sports) the area immediately in front of the goal
net - a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)
cup final - the final match of any cup competition (such as the annual final of the English soccer competition at Wembley)
winger - (sports) player in wing position
Translations

association football

n (Brit) → Fußball m, → Soccer nt

association football

n (Brit) (frm) → (gioco del) calcio
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