World Cup Word of the Day: Nil Nil
Most games this tournament have featured a lot of goals. The average so far is over 3 goals a game. However, sometimes no team wins. This is called a draw. When a team doesn’t score they have no goals. However, we usually say zero but instead nil. So, for example, Germany beat Portugal four nil (4-0). If neither team scores it is nil-nil (0-0). Today was the first nil-nil draw of the competition, with Iran and Nigeria playing out a nil-nil draw.
- Example: Iran and Nigeria played to a nil–nil draw, the first tie of the 2014 World Cup. (The Scotsman)
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