miss out onWhat is the meaning of the phrase ‘(to) Miss out on’ in football?

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(to) Miss out on

To miss out on something means that a person is not going to be able to do something or participate in something despite the fact that he or she thought they would. This week was the deadline for European teams to name their squads for this summer’s Euro 2016 and many players who thought they were going to have been named in the squad have not been chosen – they have missed out on going to the Euros. (to) Miss out on.

  • Example: Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater missed out on going to Euro 2016 with England
  • Example: German striker Marco Reus missed out on the German squad for the Euros due to injury
    • Find out 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.

    Subscribe: Weekly Football Phrase

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