soccer. n. a a game in which two teams of eleven players try to kick or head a ball into their opponent's goal, only the goalkeeper on either side being allowed to touch the ball with his hands and arms except in the case of throw-ins. b (as modifier) a soccer player (Also called) Association Football.
fa•nat•ic. (fəˈnæt ɪk) n. 1. a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics; zealot. adj. 2. fanatical. [1515–25; < Latin fānāticus pertaining to a temple, derivative of fānum temple]
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Synonyms for sports fan include sports aficionado, sports buff, sports enthusiast, sports fanatic, sports lover, supporter, spectator, crowd, audience and fan. Find more similar words at wordhippo.com!
Football hooliganism or soccer hooliganism constitutes violent or belligerent behaviour perpetrated by spectators at association football events. Football hooliganism normally involves conflict between gangs , in English known as football firms (derived from the British slang for a criminal gang), formed to intimidate and attack supporters of other teams.
A list of basic soccer terms for the new soccer fan. A guide to understanding what soccer words and acronyms mean.
Though the fan's behavior may be judged as odd or eccentric, it does not violate such norms. A fanatic differs from a crank, in that a crank is defined as a person who holds a position or opinion which is so far from the norm as to appear ludicrous and/or probably wrong, such as a belief in a Flat Earth.
Kicky Time! – At least they understand the most basic concept of soccer. FC Santa Claus – A real team name from Finland. Sir Kicks A Lot – Doesn’t necessarily mean they will kick the ball though. Civil Service Strollers FC – A real team name from Scotland. Nerds F.C. – Nerds and very proud of it.
Answer (1 of 3): The terms “technical” and “tactical” are opposite terms that, when both done well, makes a team near impossible to beat. Technical skill pertains to individual skill, and how well each player in a team can play.