World Cup Word of the Day: Attacking Flair
The noun ‘flair’ describes talent or exceptional skill and in football is almost always combined with the adjective ‘attacking’ to make the phrase attacking flair. This describes a team with a lot of talent going forwards, a team that has an exciting attack, a number of talented attack-minded players. Most matches at this World Cup have been full of attacking flair. Attacking flair.
- Example: Neymar scored twice in a man-of-the-match display as Brazil rediscovered their attacking flair to overwhelm Cameroon and qualify for the World Cup knockout stage.