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(to be) Crowned Champions

It is the business end of the season when teams are battling to win cups and titles – they are hoping to be crowned champions. To wear a crown is to be a king or queen, or in sport, a champion. While crown is a noun, it can also be used as a verb – to crown, and in this phrase it is used passively, to be crowned. To be crowned champions, therefore, means to win the title in the league or a competition. (to be) Crowned Champions

  • Example: PSV were crowned as the 2015 Eredivisie champions after defeating Heerenveen 4-1 to win their 22nd Dutch title.
  • Example: Germany were crowned champions of the world for the fourth time in Brazil 2014.

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