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2023 Women's World Cup: Day 3 - To Strike

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The USA opened their World Cup campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win against Vietnam with their striker Sophia Smith scoring a brace. The BBC described the brace like this:

'Sophia Smith struck twice before half-time for the four-time world champions'.

To strike here means to score a goal - she struck two goals. Other words that we can use instead of strike include, hit a brace or scored twice.

 
Posted : 22/07/2023 4:03 pm
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We have covered the phrase 'brace' on our website.

https://languagecaster.com/english-for-football-phrase-week-41-to-score-a-brace/

 

 
Posted : 22/07/2023 4:04 pm
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A sweet strike

https://languagecaster.com/learn-english-through-football-a-sweet-strike/

 
Posted : 22/07/2023 4:05 pm