2019 Women’s World Cup: Day 5 – USA vs Thailand: Day 5 of the 2019 Women’s World Cup and it’s raining goals: thirteen of them in one game, for one side, as the USA thrash Thailand in Group F’s opening games. The World Champions have definitely laid down a marker with seven players scoring and a hatful for Alex Morgan, who bagged an incredible five goals. In the other group F match a more usual scoreline of 2-0 saw Sweden defeat Chile. Although the European side were also dominant if we look at shots on goal – 24 to Chiles 5 – and possession – 70% to 30%. This one sided pattern was played out in the New Zealand against Holland match, with a stubborn defensive line by the Kiwis finally being breached with a last gasp winner, nodded home by Jill Roord.
We’ll take a look at the phrases hatful and last gasp later in this post. The languagecaster predictions competition is also getting clearer as more games are played: with Nina the leader ahead of Fumiko and Tokyo red. If you have questions or comments you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Women’s World Cup Language: Hatful
The 13-0 win by the USA over Thailand is the biggest ever in World Cup history, men’s or women’s. They steamrollered, thrashed, the Thai team and scored a hatful of goals. A hatful, of course, means a lot. More than a brace, which is two, more than a hat trick, which is three. Actually, we probably need a new word to describe this many goals! They were simply unplayable, at one point scoring four goals in six, second half minutes. They were simply unplayable.
2019 Women’s World Cup Language: Last Gasp
It was heartache for a New Zealand side who had held out for the full 90 minutes, only to see Jill Rood of the Netherlands nod home a scrappy last gasp winner in injury time. Last gasp, means your last breath – usually before you die! – so, last gasp winner means a goal just before the end of the match. In fact, you might hear something like the goal was scored in the dying minutes, too. So, that’s two last gasp winners so far, the first being Italy’s surprise last gasp winner against Australia in Group C
Most of the predictors guessed the US would win their game against Thailand, but unsurprisingly, no-one went for a 13-0 win. The other two games went as the form book suggested too, so again, most people picked up points in those games. So, well done to Nina, who leads, for predicting all the winners and a perfect score for the Sweden vs Chile game – 5 points. That leaves the table with Nina on top with 16, followed by Tokyo Red and Fumika on 14 each and another group on 13 points – Paul, Dagmar, Aki and Damian – Learn English Through Football!
There are three games on day 6 with Nigeria and South Korea facing off in Grenobles, and interesting looking Germany versus Spain match up in Valenciennes, and a test for the home team France, as they take on Norway in Nice.