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What is the meaning of "flight" or "launch" in football?

Man City 2-0 Everton (78 mins)
Everton have been much improved in the last 20 minutes. Alex Iwobi flights a delicate chipped pass in from the right that finds an underlapping Seamus Coleman in a dangerous position. Coleman attempts to beat Ederson, but cannot beat Ederson

Liverpool 2-2 Man City
Kyle Walker launches a free kick well over after a set piece routine doesn't quite come together for Manchester City.

80 min: Emerson drops a shoulder and drives down the right. His cross is deflected by Cavani, who is putting in one heck a shift. Son takes, launching deep. The ball drops to Alli, who takes a fresh-air swipe.

Posted : 21/11/2021 10:29 pm
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Both of these terms refer to hitting a ball into the air.

In the first one, to flight the ball suggests that the player hits it high into the opponents' area and that the ball/pass was not hit so hard (a soft or delicate chip). In the second example, to launch a ball means to hit it high and hard - launching the free kick well over the wall means Walker hit the ball high and hard over the wall.

Posted : 11/12/2021 4:20 pm
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Thanks a lot for the explanation, Damian

Posted : 12/12/2021 10:18 am

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