Write a Report on a Football Match You have Witnessed [With PDF]


Reports writing on football matches is one of the most common comprehension tests relevant for various examinations around the subcontinent. These types of topics can be classified into two types of reporting categories:

  1. Magazine Report
  2. Newspaper Report

In this article, I will show you how to write reports on a football match you have witnessed based on both these categories. The particular category will be mentioned prior to every report. So without further introduction, let’s jump directly into the article.

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Example 1 [Magazine Report]


Reported by: Ajay Kumar Behera


An exhilarating football match was held between first-year students and second-year students of the Bhawanipur Society Education College, Mumbai on 10th October 2020 at 10:00 hours.

For the first time in the last twelve years, the first-year students won the match over their seniors. In the end, the final scoreline stood at 3-1 goal even after extra time.

The match attracted many spectators, the principal of the school, Shri Rabindra Kundu along with many other local dignitaries, distinguished guests, and guardians. They all were present in the stadium to witness the thrilling football match. The match was full of vigour and excitement. All the members of both the teams gave the best of their efforts and displayed their excellent skills and performance.

The captains of the teams were Rahul Kumar Sethi and Shubham Chakraborty for the junior and the senior teams respectively.

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The senior team led in the first half of the match by 0-1, the last goal being hit by Shubham. In the next half of the match, the junior team held the grip and took over by taking the score to 2-1. Both the teams were coordinating their best to give tough competition to the opponent team.

Example 2 [Magazine Report]


By: Sunil Kumar Sahoo

The National School Football league was scheduled to begin this year from the 10th of October 2020 on our school football ground.

More than ten schools consisting of nearly seventy young, passionate footballers participated in this national level competition to show their talents and passion for the game. The program was organised under the guidance of Shri V.K. Pradhan.

The schools that won three qualifier round matches were qualified for the finals event.

The final match took place between St. Xavier’s High School, Guntur and Loyola Public School, Amaravati on 11th of October 2020 at 8:00. The match was held in the main playground of the school.

The match began with a lot of thrills as Xavierians took the lead by hitting a straight goal at the very beginning. But Mohit, from Loyola school, took the score to 1-1 with an equaliser. All the spectators were cheering for both teams. Both the teams provided a wide array of players with ripened talent and inevitable passion. Ashish was the only player to score more than one goal. He scored two, one just at the start of his second spell and the other in the end that resulted in the scoreline getting to 3-1.

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Example 3 [Newspaper reporting]


By: Suzan Fernandez

Liverpool; July 23rd, 2020: In a recent football match between Liverpool and FC Midtjylland, both the teams got draw as per as the score of 2-2.

Mohamed Salah consistently remained the top scorer as he hit two goals in the first half of the match. Despite the previously injured players in the Liverpool team, their performance in this match improved considerably. Salah became the club’s record scorer beating the former player, Steven Gerrard.  Midtjylland had their first goal through Alexander Scholz’s penalty when Liverpool’s goalkeeper Anders fouled the striker.

Steve Nicol said that the injuries of Liverpool were a blessing in disguise. Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp applauded his team for the exceptional performance delivered by all the players of the team.

In the second half of the match, Alexander Scholz took another grip over the game against the Japanese midfielder Takumi Minamoto, but his effort ruled out as the goal was not awarded following a VAR review.

The Danes drew level in the 79th minute of the thrilling match. The huge crowd of thousands of spectators cheered for both teams.

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Example 4 [Newspaper reporting]


By Ridhima Ghosh

Madrid; October 9th, 2020: A friendly match was played between FC Barcelona and Juventus on the 9th of October 2020 at International Stadium, Madrid at 10:00 hours.

The exhilarating football match was witnessed by thousands of spectators. The crowds were constantly cheering both the teams throughout the match.

Juventus beat Barcelona by a scoreline of 3-0 in which Cristiano Ronaldo and Weston McKinnie scored two and one goal respectively. Ale Moreno, of team Barcelona, claimed Juventus win over Barcelona was a “practice game”.

Defender Danilo flashed an effort against a stunning volley by McKinnie but failed as the Portuguese champion took up two goals and gripped full control over the game.

Clement Lenglet got a penalty for handball after eight minutes of the restart of the game.

Leonardo Bonucci successfully stroked a goal, but unfortunately, as per VAR review, he had been offside as the Catalan player bundled the ball in from close range. The Barcelona team suffered back-to-back defeats under the stewardship of Koeman.

So there you have it: Report on a football match you have witnessed. I hope you found this article helpful. Do let me know if you have any queries by leaving a quick comment just below the article.