It’s a weekend full of derbies across Europe, where rivals clash and fans are desperate for this week’s English for football phrase – bragging rights.

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Bragging Rights

This noun phrase is often used in derby games, or big matches between rivals. To brag means to boast, to be proud of something and tell people about it. A right is something you deserve either by law or by your performance in some task. Added together this phrase means the fans of the winning team will have bragging rights – they will be able to boast that their team is the best, their team defeated their rivals. Bragging rights

  • Example: Bony then powered home Hernandez’s delivery to earn bragging rights for Swansea (over Cardiff)
  • Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below and listening to the audio.
  • You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.
  • This post also features in our podcast show, along with a main report and our weekly predictions.
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