Common vocabulary and expression used in French Football, all the words you need to know. le football (le foot) = football / soccer (le) ballon rond = soccer (lit. Gender, French, English. v, tirer, to kick. le, coup du ciseau, scissor kick. le, coup de pied, kick. le, tir frappé, mis-kick (of ball). v, shooter / tirer, to shoot, to strike.