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Back in the contest

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I hear the commentator say "in the contest" when they score. What does it mean?

Arsenal are back in the contest.

Posted : 02/10/2022 2:09 pm
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The contest refers to the match between the two sides. So, to be back in the contest means that a team now has a chance in the game. Imagine a team is losing by two goals but then score to make it 1-2 - they are now back in the contest (the match) they now have a chance of getting something from the match (a point or maybe three).

Posted : 15/10/2022 4:23 pm


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