The Beautiful Game's Best Players Teach the Language of Football

A team of legendary FIFA World Cup players have been selected to teach the language of football through a series of illustrated infographics.

Kaplan International English have collaborated with to create a series of infographics using classic and contemporary World Cup players to translate international football vocabulary into English.

A number of international stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Franz Beckenbauer and Dennis Bergkamp have had their likenesses transformed into 8bit graphics to help describe words like “striker,” “captain” and “goal” and translate the vocabulary from the players’ native languages into English.

Click the image to visit the infographic page.

Some of the most memorable moments from World Cup history are featured on an international infographic that includes key football terms from a number of languages such as Arabic, Portuguese and Italian translated into English.

To complement this international graphic, a series of country-specific infographics have also been created using classic players and moments from the top footballing nations so fans from these countries can learn English more easily.

Martin Hofschroer, Kaplan’s Content Strategist, said: “Many Kaplan students are excited about the World Cup this summer. These infographics aim to teach football vocabulary in an accessible and innovative way.

“English speakers can discover how English words are translated into other languages. However, the really fun challenge is to see how many famous World Cup players and moments you can recognize!”

The identity of the World Cup players and moments are revealed underneath each infographic on their respective webpages.

The full list of infographics includes:

All Kaplan infographics are available in high-resolution. If you would like a print-quality copy, please get in touch via email.

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