During the Euro 2012 tournament the languagecaster team will explain a football headline that has appeared in the English-speaking press. Today’s headline is Gomez at the double for Germany. You can also find many more examples of football cliches here and our huge football glossary here.[print_link]
Euro 2012 Headline of the Day: Gomez at the double for Germany
Today’s headline is from the ESPN website and refers to yesterday’s game from Group B between Germany and the Netherlands in which the German striker Mario Gomez scored twice in Germany’s 2-1 victory. The phrase ‘at the double‘ means to be ready but here it refers to the fact that Gomez scored twice – a brace. In other words, Mario Gomez’ two goals helped Germany defeat the Dutch.