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This week’s weekly English for football phrase is ‘to play off the park’. First of all, ‘park‘ means pitch, the area that the game or match takes place on. It refers to village and town parks, where children, teenagers and young adults meet to play informal games of football. If you ‘play someone off the park‘ it means you are so good the other team or player cannot play you, they have to leave the game, they cannot compete. Often, when more famous sides meet smaller, less skillful teams, they play them off the park. Recently, in the World Cup qualifiers, England played minnows, San Marino, and played them off the park – beating them 8-0. To play off the park.