2019 Women’s World Cup: Day 1 – France vs South Korea

2019 Women’s World Cup: Day 1 – France vs South Korea: The 2019 Women’s World Cup has kicked off in France today with the hosts facing South Korea in Paris in the opening match. Here at languagecaster.com we will be posting some news, discussing some football language and looking at our predictions every day during the 2019 Women’s World Cup – a great way to not only follow the 2019 World Cup but also to help learners with their football English.

2019 Women's World Cup: Day 1 2019 Women’s World Cup: Day 1 – France vs South Korea: The 2019 Women’s World Cup has kicked off in France today with the hosts facing South Korea in Paris in the opening match. Here at languagecaster.com we will be posting news, discussing some football language and looking at our predictions every day during the 2019 Women’s World Cup – a great way to not only follow the 2019 World Cup but also to help learners with their football English. If you have questions or comments, email us at: admin@languagecaster.com.

2019 Women’s World Cup Language: To be all over a team

If one team dominates another team in a game we can say that they are all over them. So, in this evening’s opening World Cup game France were all over Korea, particularly in the first half as they scored three times and had another ruled out by VAR. The French dominated the ball which means they did not allow the Korean side to enjoy any possession and they eased to a comfortable win – they were all over the Korean side. A similar phrase is ‘to blow away‘ which describes a situation in a game when one team quickly scores lots of goals with no reply – they blew their opponents away. Another common phrase used to describe this type of performance is to have or to take a deserved lead – so we can say that the French team took a deserved 3-0 lead at half-time.

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2019 Women’s World Cup Predictions

Only one game today and this saw the hosts ease to a 4-0 victory over a poor South Korean side. Remarkably 19 of the 21 players currently registered to play in the 2019 Women’s World Cup predictions competition correctly said that France would win but no one predicted the correct score. This means 19 players share the lead with one point after the first game. Tomorrow sees three games with one of the favourites for the tournament and two-time winners, Germany, taking on China in Group B, while in the same group Spain and South Africa face each other. The third game tomorrow involves the other two sides from Group A – Norway and Nigeria.

To play the predictions game you can log in/register and then add your scores. More information about playing can be found here.

Next Matches

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Current Ranking – Day 1

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