During the Copa América the languagecaster team will explain a football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport. Click on the link below to hear the word or phrase, while you can also read the transcript below that. You can also find many more examples by going to our football cliches here and our huge football glossary here.
Listen here: To Cancel Out.mp3
Today’s English for football phrase is ‘to cancel out’ which means to eliminate or to wipe out and in football is used to describe a situation when one teams scores an equaliser – it cancels out an earlier goal. In yesterday’s Copa América clash between Chile and Uruguay, Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez scored an equaliser after Uruguay had taken an earlier lead – his goal cancelled out the Uruguayan strike. To cancel out.