World Cup Word of the Day: Ban

banWorld Cup Word of the Day. Languagecaster aims to bring you a word or phrase each day that has been part of the World Cup 2014 story. Today, we focus on the word ‘ban‘.

World Cup Word of the Day: Ban

The word ban can be either a verb, ‘to ban‘ or a noun ‘a ban‘. A ban is a punishment when a player is told they cannot play for a set number of matches because they have broken the rules of the game. The verb is to ban a player, to tell the player they cannot play because of bad behaviour. If a player receives a straight red card, the player is normally banned for three matches. In Uruguay’s game against Italy, Luis Suárez ‘allegedly’ bit Chiellini. People think he should be banned for a long time.

  • Example:  Luis Suárez faces a lengthy ban after he appeared to bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s World Cup match.
  • For example: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez looks almost certain to be banned from the World Cup.
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