Yesterday, in London, England, there was a very important football match. The name of the match is the Community Shield. The Community Shield is an annual football match which is played the week before the start of the new English Premier League season. All the money from the game is donated to charities.
The two teams who play in this match are:
- The champions of the Premier League from the previous season.
- The winners of the FA cup from the previous season.
Last season (2014-2015), Chelsea won the Premier League and Arsenal won the FA cup, so yesterday’s match was between Chelsea and Arsenal. These are both clubs from London and they are big rivals.
The match took place at Wembley stadium, which is the national football stadium in England used for cup finals and other important matches.
Arsenal won the game 1-0 with an excellent goal from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the first half. This is the first time that the manager of Arsenal (Arsène Wenger) has beaten the manager of Chelsea (José Mourinho) in over 11 years. The managers don’t really like each other! At the end of the game, the managers did not shake hands. Some journalists believe that Arsène Wenger snubbed José Mourinho because Mourinho has often insulted Wenger in the past.
Next week, the English Premier League season starts and I am sure there will be more drama between these 2 managers during the new season!
Did you watch the match? Do you like English football? Tell me in the comments below. 🙂
annual (adjective) /ˈæn.ju.əl/
If an event is annual, it means that it happens every year.
Example: Christmas is an annual festival.
previous (adjective) /ˈpriː.vi.əs/
= Something that happens or exists BEFORE the one mentioned.
Example: My new car is red. My previous car was blue.
(the car I had before the new car was blue)
to snub somebody /snʌb/
= to ignore somebody. To NOT give somebody any attention. To act like the person is not there. To act like the person is not important.
For example: Mark is at a party and he sees a friend from school called David. David is talking to a girl. Mark says hello to David but David does not reply. David continues to talk to the girl. David has SNUBBED Mark.
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Yeah. I really like English Football, because everyone can win in league matches. For example: Chelsea can lose with the last team in the table. Another example: Leicester City-nothing to say. They are playing amazing!
no i do not see the football match that,s why i dont like it
Marco Silva says
I’m learnnig English and the articles are very goog. I like English football but I didn’t watch the match. Wenger and Mourinho are excellents managers.
SULPAN HARAHAP says
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what wonderful game of football..