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Loss – A defeat; the opposite of a victory. In football if a team loses we can say that they have suffered a loss and if they lose three games in a row we can say that they have had three losses in a row.

  • Example: It will be interesting to see how Chelsea react to the Champions League loss to Manchester United.
  • Example: Bayern Munich have only suffered one loss this season.
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Football GlossaryEpisode 428