2019 Women’s World Cup Language: Clinical finishing
One of the big differences between the two sides in the quarter-final match between the USA and France was the fact that the holders took their chances while the hosts squandered many of theirs – France missed their chances and the Americans scored theirs. We use the word ‘finishing‘ to describe how a team scores their goals – a ‘good finish‘ suggests that a player has scored in a nice way. If a team, such as France this evening, suffer from ‘poor finishing‘ it means that they did not take their chances. The USA, on the other hand, finished well and we can use the adjective ‘clinical‘ to describe this which means that a team is more efficient with their chances – they do not need as many opportunities to score as their opponents.
Jlacey and Aki continue their battle at the top – there is only one point between them in this two-horse race – 57 – 56. Surprisingly only one person predicted the correct score – well done John Singer who went for 2-1 to the USA and that three points moved him up into seventh place and only one point behind the languagecaster team! There are six games remaining in the tournament so there are 18 points available and it is still all to play for.
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