2019 Women’s World Cup Language: To go in off
Now in yesterday’s bronze-medal match the Swedish side defeated England 2-1 in Nice. The Swedes went two-nil up in the first 20 minutes and then England pulled one back when Fran Kirby scored with a shot that went in off the post. This means that the ball hit the post first but then crossed the line into the net. Sometimes the ball will hit the post and bounce back out but on this occasion the goal stood as the ball had gone in off the post.
Example: ‘…away from her marker and then the beautifully weighted, subtly curling, left-foot shot which went in off a post‘ (Guardian, July 6th 2019).
Only one game yesterday and it was a good one for second-place Aki in our predictions competition as she closed the gap to jlacey at the top to two points which means she still has a chance to win the 2019 Women’s World Cup predictions title. Deryk was the only player to predict a perfect 2-1 win for the Swedish side and this moved him up to seventh place overall. One game left – the final of the Women’s World Cup between the Netherlands and the USA so get your predictions in on time!
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