All to play for
This phrase is used when there is still a lot of issues to be decided in football. For example, both teams have a chance of winning a match or there is an exciting finish to a game or the league because it is so close. It is often used before an important match such as a final as both teams battle for the title.
- Example: When Chelsea beat Manchester United with only 4 games remaining it was all to play for as there were only three points between the teams.
- Example: It was all to play for on the final day of the Spanish season with three teams in with a chance of winning the title
- Example: Pulisic gives Chelsea an edge but it’s all to play for (Belfast Telegraph, April 2021)
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