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Contenders/To be in Contention
This week’s football expression is the noun ‘contenders‘ which describes a group of teams that are in with a chance of winning something, for example, a game or a competition. The phrase ‘to be in contention‘ is also used to describe this situation – Napoli are in contention to win the Serie A title this season, which means that Napoli have a good chance of winning the Italian league. Which teams are contenders for the title in your region? Which teams are in contention for the title? Contenders / To be in contention.
- Example: There are eight contenders trying to qualify for the 2016 European Championships in France.
- Example: Every season my team is in contention to win the title though we usually fall short and come fourth or fifth.