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Euro 2012 Football Phrase: A tap-in

During the Euro 2012 tournament the languagecaster team will be looking at some of the words and phrases that emerge from the competition. Today we explain the phrase ‘a tap-in‘. You can understand more about the word or phrase by listening to the mp3 and reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples by going to our  football cliches here and our huge football glossary here.

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Today’s Euro 2012 football word is ‘a tap-in‘ which is used in football to describe a goal scored from a short distance away from the goal line. It also usually suggests that it is an easy chance, that the player scoring should not miss. In yesterday’s 1-0 victory against the Ukraine, England’s Wayne Rooney scored with a tap-in after the goalkeeper made a howler. A tap-in.

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