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LA letter in statistics which indicates a lossLast defenderThe last field player nearest to the goalLast-minute goalA goal scored just when a match is about to end Late tackleA risky challenge where a player tackles an opponent after the ball is already passed; punishable with a red cardLaws of the GameThe official term for the rules of football: FIFA has 17 Laws of the Game that are followed internationally LeagueA competition format in which the team that earns the most number of points at the end wins; in a league, a win rewarded with three points, a draw is worth one point, and none for a loss; also called, division, table, championship League CupOfficially, the Football League Cup: a knockout tournament played among professional teams in England and Wales; typically held from June to FebruaryLeft backA defensive player positioned on the left-hand side of his goalkeeperLeft wingerA midfield player who plays along the left-hand side of the pitchLeft-footed(a) A player who is more capable with his left foot;(b) A shot or pass made with the left footLiberoA player positioned behind the defensive life whose primary tasks are to protect the keeper and pick up loose balls; liberos are rarely used in modern football but were popular with the catenaccio system in the 1960sLibertadores CupFormally, Copa Santander Libertadores: an annual competition of South American football clubs; this tournament is one of the biggest club football tournaments in the world LinesmanA former term for the assistant football referee; in football games there are two linesmen who monitor offsides and throw-insand help the head referee in decision-makingLineswomanA former term for a female assistant referee LineupShort reference to the starting line up, the set of players that start a football match and are expected to play most of the matchLobA kick which launches the ball high in the air, often used to beat a keeper who goes far from the goal; also called loft or chipLoftAlternate term for a lob, a ball kicked so it goes high in the airLofted passA pass struck high in the air so it is beyond the reach of opposing players Long ballA long pass, such as ones made by a defender to a strikerLong ball gameA counter-attacking strategy in soccer characterized by long passes to the forwards Long shotA shot towards the goal that is taken from a long distance LossA team suffers a loss when its opponent scores more goal at the end of the match; a loss is awarded no point in competitions while a win is worth three Lost the dressing roomA term which describes a manager in a situation where he has lost the confidence of players and is about to be fired; “dressing room” is an idiom which refers to the players of a team LoutA troublesome and violent fan