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Top German Football Phrases

Top German Football Phrases

Are you off to Germany for the UEFA Euro 2024? Then learning the essential holiday phrases in German or knowing the top German phrases might not be enough! You should also learn a few German football phrases. You will be able to support German-speaking teams such as Germany and Austria but also understand what’s happening in the stadium! From elfmeter (penalty) to abseits (offside) there are over 25 expressions you should know. Start learning German, get ready to support your favourite team and cheer alongside fans.

German Football Phrases:

EnglishGerman
FootballFußball
To play footballFußball spielen
BallBall
To pass the ballDen ball weitergeben
To runLaufen
GameSpiel
GoalTor
Kick / ShotKick / Schuss
HeaderKopfball
To knock downNiederschlagen
To missVermissen
FoulFoul
PenaltyElfmeter
Yellow cardGelbe Karte
Red cardRote Karte
OffsideAbseits
Half-timeHalbzeit / Halbzeitpause
Extra timeExtra Zeit
Come on!Komm schon!
GoalkeeperSchlussmann
ForwardAngreifer / Spitze
DefenderVerteidiger
MidfielderMittelfeldspieler
RefereeSchiedsrichter
To winGewinnen
To loseVerlieren

Learning these top football phrases in German is a great away to make the most of a tournament. If you are passionate about football get ready to cheer and discover more about UEFA Euro 2024 with Cactus.

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