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Euro 24 Football Language Phrase Day 1: Kickstart their campaign

Euro 24 Football Language Phrase: Kickstart their campaign

Euro24In this football language post we explain the term ‘Kickstart their campaign’ which was used to describe Germany’s performance in the opening game of the 2024 European Championship. 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: admin@languagecaster.com.

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Kickstart their campaign: Hosts Germany had a wonderful win in the opening game of the 2024 European Championship when they thrashed Scotland 5-1. We use the phrase kickstart when talking about starting a motorbike for example – we need to kick a lever to help it start. To kickstart then means to get something going; maybe something is not going so well but then it kickstarts into action and performs better. Before the 2024 Euros there had been some questions and doubts about the German national team but after their victory against Scotland in their opening game these doubts were forgotten. Not only was the result a good one but they way they played made fans feel optimistic about their chances in this tournament. The word ‘campaign‘ refers to the rest of the tournament and so to kickstart their campaign means they started their tournament well.

  • Example: Germany kickstart Euro 2024 in style and pile on the pain for 10-man Scotland (Guardian.co.uk (June 14 2024)
  • Example: Three things we learned as Germany embarrassed Scotland to kickstart their EURO 2024 campaign with a victory (Onefootball.com)

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