Football Guide

Football Glossary, Letter Q

Football terms alphabetical index


Winning of four different titles during the same year, as achieved by Scottish club Celtic in 1967

Qualifying draw

A lottery which determines which teams will face each other in the group stage of the World Cup, held two years before the competition

Qualifying or qualification match

(a) The series of international matches held in between World Cup years, to determine which 32 teams will advance to the World Cup 
(b) Matches played to determine which teams can join a tournament


The third to the last stage in competitions, where eight teams compete to determine which advances to the next stage, the semi-final