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Languagecaster Weekly Football Phrase: Rout

>Each week the languagecaster team will explain a football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport. On this week’s show we feature the word ‘rout’. Click on the link below to learn about the word or phrase, while you can also read the transcript. You can also find many more examples by going to our football cliches here and our huge football glossary here.

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This week’s languagecaster football phrase is ‘rout‘, which can be both a noun: a rout and a verb to rout and in football this word means to defeat heavily, to thrash. This week Barcelona became World Club champions after defeating Brazilian side Santos 4-0 – they routed the South American champions. The rout began and ended with Leo Messi who scored the first and fourth goals as Barcelona ran out easy winners. rout / to rout

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