In this football language post we look at the newspaper headline from the Guardian newspaper,’Brazil have liftoff thanks to Richarlison‘ after the Brazilian striker’s wonder goal against Serbia in the 2022 World Cup. You can see more newspaper headlines here and don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at: email@example.com.
Newspaper Headlines: Brazil have liftoff thanks to Richarlison
The Guardian newspaper reports on Brazilian striker Richarlison’s second goal in the victory over Serbia by using the noun ‘liftoff‘. This word is used to describe the action when a helicopter or rocket leaves the ground and flies in the air. It also means that something has started well and so this double meaning refers to the fact that Brazil have started their World Cup campaign with an important (and impressive) win and that Richarlison’s goal was scored in mid-air – the image beside the headline wonderfully demonstrates the striker volleying the ball home.
Maybe we could re-write the headline in the following way: Brazil have started their World Cup campaign well thanks to an amazing goal from Richarlison.
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