Euro 2012 Newspaper Language: Karagounis avoids Greece exit and makes Russia pay

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 Karagounis avoids Greece exit and makes Russia pay.

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 Karagounis avoids Greece exit and makes Russia pay. You can also find many more examples of football phrases here, as well as football cliches here and our huge football glossary here.

[print_link]

Euro 2012 Headline of the Day: Karagounis avoids Greece exit and makes Russia pay

Today’s headline is from the Guardian newspaper and is all about the Group A match between Russia and Greece which saw a surprising win for the Greeks that eliminated the Russians. The captain of the Greek side is Girorgis Karagounis and he scored his side’s only goal to ensure progress to the quarter-final – they did not exit from the tournament. The newspaper makes reference to the fact that the Greek economy is in a poor state and that they are looking for financial help, they are making Russia pay. This phrase also means that the Greeks will make the Russians get into trouble for making mistakes – they will pay dearly for failing to win. In other words this headline can be re-written as ‘the captain of Greece keeps his side in the competition and helps to eliminate Russia’.

Welcome to the website that helps students interested in football improve their English language skills. Soccer fans can enhance these skills with lots of free language resources: a weekly podcast, football phrases, explanations of football vocabulary, football cliches, worksheets, quizzes and much more at languagecaster.com.

Google | Facebook | Twitter | Mail | Website

Join the discussion

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Languagecaster

Learn English Through FootballWelcome to the website that helps students interested in football improve their English language skills. Football fans can practise with lots of free language resources, including football-language podcasts and our huge football-language glossary.

Contact Us