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Top Italian Football Phrases

Top Italian Football Phrases

The Azzurri or Italy’s men’s national football team will be playing in the UEFA Euro 2024! It is always a favourite, having won multiple international tournaments including four World Cups and two European Championships. The Nazionale di calcio dell’Italia currently holds the UEFA Euro title. If you are supporting the Italian team then there are over 25 Italian football phrases you should learn. From fallo (foul) to dai! (come on!) there are many expressions to know and cheer alongside fans. If you are travelling across Italy and end up watching a match, learn these essential holiday phrases in Italian. Start learning Italian and get ready to practise your Italian language skills.

Italian Football Phrases:

EnglishItalian
FootballCalcio
To play footballGiocare a calcio
BallPallone
To pass the ballPassare il pallone
To runCorrere
GamePartita
GoalGoal
Kick / ShotCalcio / Tiro
HeaderColpo di testa
To knock downButtare giú / Far cadere
To missSbagliare / Mancare
FoulFallo
PenaltyRigore
Yellow cardCartellino giallo
Red cardCartellino rosso
OffsideFuorigioco
Half-timeIntervallo / Metà partita
Extra timeTempi supplementari
Come on!Dai!
GoalkeeperPortiere
ForwardAttaccante
DefenderDifensore
MidfielderCentrocampista
RefereeArbitro
To winVincere
To losePerdere

If you enjoy a great football match then be ready by learning these top football phrases in Italian. A great way to start practising Italian outside of the classroom.

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