Book a place in
[print_link] | Subscribe: Weekly Football PhraseThis week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘booka place in. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.
This week’s English for football is to book a place in. Now, the verb ‘to book‘ means to reserve, or to keep, and so you can book a room in a hotel for example. In football, this phrase is used when a team wins in a tournament or a qualifying game. If the team wins the game then their place in the next round or match is guaranteed: it is reserved. So, this week saw Tottenham book a place in the Carling Cup Final by beating Arsenal 5-1. Can Mali book their place in the last stages of the African Cup of Nations by beating Nigeria?
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