2019 Women’s World Cup Quarter-final: USA vs France

2019 Women's World Cup Quarter-final USA vs France2019 Women’s World Cup Quarter-final – USA vs France: The second quarter-final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup took place today in Paris and the hosts France were beaten by the holders USA in a thrilling game. The USA scored early through their captain Megan Rapinhoe and then hit the French side on the counter-attack to wrap up the victory and set up a semi-final meeting with England in Lyon on Tuesday. In today’s post we look at some language that emerged from that France vs USA game, including the phrase ‘clinical finishing‘. We also take a look at our predictions battle and look ahead to tomorrow’s two quarter-final games. If you have any suggestions or language questions then contact us at admin@languagecaster.com.

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.

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2019 Women’s World Cup Predictions

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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