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Every day during the World Cup, the languagecaster team will be explaining a football phrase or cliché connected to this summer’s tournament. Click on the link below to hear the word or phrase and you can also read the transcript. You can find many more examples by going to our football clichés here and our huge football glossary here.[/gss-content-box]
Today’s World Cup phrase of the day is delivery which in football means a pass that usually comes from a set-piece. You will often hear commentators or fans talking about a side needing to have good delivery from set-plays in order to trouble an opponent, while the opposite of this is poor delivery. In today’s Group A game between hosts South Africa and Uruguay the South American striker Diego Forlan gave an excellent display, scoring two goals and producing high-quality deliveries that troubled the ‘Bafana Bafana’ defence throughout the match. Delivery.