A few handy words for speaking "futebol"
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) To impress friends with your knowledge of futebol, here's a few words and phrases Brazilians use to discuss their jogo bonito, the beautiful game:
Fominha - player who selfishly keeps or hogs ball. Derived from verb for hunger.
Frango - embarrassingly easy ball goalkeeper shouldn't have let in. Derived from word for chicken, idea being that ball was as elusive as a running chicken. A bad goalkeeper is a ''frangueiro,'' roughly meaning ''chicken taker.''
Gol de placa - extraordinarily beautiful goal.
Fregues - meaning customer, applied to teams that keep coming back for another beating. They're good customers.
Drible da vaca - literally ''cow's dribble,'' when player kicks ball past opponent, runs round him and collects ball on other side.
Bola quadrada - bad pass, literally ''square ball.''