The Language of Football

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Few things unite football quite like its unique language. As the game spread across the world, sweeping through nations and vast continents, its lexicon diverged and grew, with no sport able to match the quirks, humour and impact of the beautiful game. 

We're testing our design, creativity and execution like never before in this one-off magazine examining the language of football. 

In this special edition - printed in A5 and designed to be a travel companion for when we (finally) get to see the global game again - we recruited a number of experts from around the world to share the best of their nation's football lingo. It's been a huge undertaking but we think you'll love the results.

It really is amongst our best work yet, featuring exquisite design, over 100 photos of the game's greatest players, each nation's finest kit illustrated, and so much more. It'll have you laughing and longing throughout.

Forming part of its own unique collection, we'll be releasing one treasured Language of Football volume a year, so now's the time to start your collection. In the first, you'll find 600 words and phrases on the following languages:

- Portuguese (Brazil)

- Spanish (Spain)

- Japanese

- Italian

- German (Germany)

- Spanish (Argentina)

- Dutch

- Russian (Russia)

- French (France)

- Portuguese (Portugal)

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