2018年俄罗斯世界杯是第21届世界杯足球赛,于2018年6月14日至7月15日在俄罗斯境内11座城市中的12座球场内举行。

世界杯如火如荼,不管你是英语粉儿,还是铁杆球迷,或者足球盲,难道不应该借此机会学习或者温习一下比赛词汇和常见表达吗?

The resulting 32 teams were put into eight groups of four teams.

锦标赛阶段或者小组赛阶段英文是‘tournament phase’ or ‘group stage’。

During the month that follows, all the teams in each group will play against each other.

The two top-scoring teams from each group will then go through to the next phase and the bottom two, sadly, will leave the competition.

During this phase, people often use the expression ‘

This year may be a little different, however, as many of the teams that would usually be considered the

然而,今年可能会有一点不同,因为很多球队通常被认为是夺冠的热门球队,比如意大利、智利和喀麦隆,却没有取得世界杯的参赛资格。

The 16 finishers of the group stages will now enter the second and final stage of the World Cup – the

In the first round, the winner of each group will face the runner-up of another group and the winners of those matches will then go through to the

quarter finals.在第一轮比赛中,每组的获胜者将对阵另一组的亚军,比赛的获胜者将进入四分之一决赛。

In this nail-biting phase, teams are knocked out (= removed from the tournament after a defeat).在这个紧张的阶段,球队被淘汰出局。

也许你会支持弱者(球队最不可能赢),或者是第一次出征的国家之一,巴拿马或者冰岛。不管你支持谁,欣赏一届精彩绝伦的世界杯吧!

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