2019 Women’s World Cup: Third-place play-off – Sweden vs England

Third-place play-off – Sweden vs England: In today’s post we look at some language that emerged from the third-place play-off between Sweden and England.

Third-place play-off - Sweden vs England2019 Women’s World Cup Third-place play-off – Sweden vs England: The two losing semi-finalists met in the the third-place play-off in Nice with Sweden winning 2-1 over England who saw another goal disallowed by VAR. In today’s post we look at some language that emerged from the third-place play-off between Sweden and England. We also take a look at our predictions battle and look ahead to the final (and the third place play-off). If you have any suggestions or language questions then contact us at admin@languagecaster.com.

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).

2019 Women’s World Cup Predictions

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!

To play the predictions game, it’s not too late, you can log in/register and then add your scores. More information about playing can be found here. There will be a small prize for the winner!

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