Weekly Football Phrase: (be) In the Running

This week’s English for Football is to be in the running. If you say a team is in the running, you mean that they have a chance of winning…

This week, languagecaster.com introduces the football phrase ‘be in the running‘. You can understand 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.
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This week’s English for Football is to be in the running. If you say a team is in the running, you mean that they have a chance of winning the league, they are one of the teams fighting it out for the title. You can also say a team is in the running for a spot in the Champions League: meaning , the team has a chance of qualifying for the Champions League. We also use it to refer to managers looking for new jobs. If there is a vacancy, or soon will be, at a team, the press will often start talking about who is in the running for the job. This week, Chelsea manager Rafa Bentitez criticised Chelsea fans and his bosses and most people think he will leave the job soon. Several papers are reporting that Malaga coach Pellegrini is in the running for the job at Chelsea. Be in the running

 

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