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Euro 2024 Football Phrase Day 7: Rocket

Euro 24 Football Language Phrase (Day 7): Rocket

Euro24In this football language post we look at the word, ‘rocket‘ from the England versus Denmark Group C match at the 2024 Euros. Don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary and we also have a page full of football cliches. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at:

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England and Denmark played out a 1-1 draw in their Group C match that left England top of the group on four points; two points ahead of the Danes. England took the lead through their captain Harry Kane but the Danish side equalised 15 minutes later when Morten Hjulmand scored with a long-range shot from outside the penalty area (the box). We have already seen quite a few long-range goals in this tournament (See Day 4 when Damon described the word ‘screamer‘) and this was another wonderful shot or strike. The Guardian newspaper called it a rocket as it moved so fast that the keeper had no chance at all. Other words to describe this type of hard shot include thunderbolt, stunner and screamer.

  • Example: Hjulmand rocket earns Denmark draw as England struggle after Kane opener (, June 20 2024)
  • Example: England quickly lost their momentum and Morten Hjulmand’s long-range rocket gave Denmark a deserved point. ( June 20 2024)

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