uprightWhat is the meaning of the phrase ‘upright’ in football?

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Another word for the post in football is the upright. These are the two vertical parts of the goal frame (not the crossbar across the top of the goal). You might hear a TV commentator say that the ball has hit the upright which means that it has hit the post.  The upright.

  • Example: The striker’s shot beat the goalkeeper but came back off the upright and the game remained scoreless.

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