2019 Women’s World Cup Language: Stoppage time
The first real surprise of the 2019 Women’s World Cup took place in Valenciennes when Italy scored a goal in the 95th minute to defeat Australia 2-1. The Italian side were playing their first World Cup since 1999 and fell behind to a Sam Kerr penalty in the first half but they bounced back by scoring two late goals. Their winning goal came in stoppage time which is another way of saying injury time, additional time or time added on and means time that the referee has added to the regulation 90 minutes, i.e. there have been stoppages during the game and so time needs to be made up. This has a different meaning from extra time which is used to describe the extra thirty minutes to decide a winner of a knock-out game when teams have drawn or tied.
- Injury time
- Stoppage time
- Extra time
- Check our forum question on the difference between extra time and injury time
2019 Women’s World Cup Language: Veterans
The word ‘veteran‘ is used to describe someone with lots of experience in one particular area and in today’s Group C game between Brazil and Jamaica two veterans from the Brazilian side demonstrated their value to the team. 34-year old striker Cristiane became not only the first hat-trick scorer of this tournament but she also now holds the record for being the oldest hat-trick scorer in a World Cup – that’s for either the men’s and women’s versions! The other record-holding veteran in that Brazilian side today was Formiga who was playing in her 7th World Cup (remember that this is only the 8th ever tournament) and at 41 years and 98 days became the oldest player to ever play in a Women’s World Cup match. Amazing!
There were three more group games today and the biggest surprise was Italy defeating Australia with a last-gasp winner – the winning goal came in the 95th minute. It was such a surprise that only one of our prediction players scored any points on this game – so well done to Fumiko who managed a perfect 3 points which moved her to joint top of the table after another perfect score in the Brazil versus Jamaica game. She has ten points along with Nina and Aki with Deryk, Tokyo Red and Learn English through football two points behind on 8.
There are two games tomorrow with Argentina playing one of the favourites Japan followed by dark horses Canada taking on Cameroon. To play the predictions game you can log in/register and then add your scores. More information about playing can be found here.