Weekly Football PhraseOn this week’s English for football phrase, languagecaster brings you the expression ‘crunch game‘. 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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Crunch Game

This week’s English for football phrase is the expression crunch game which refers to a match that is important for both teams taking part – there is a lot at stake. A crunch game can be decisive in that a team might need to win to progress to the next round of a competition, to avoid relegation or to win a title.  This weekend many of the teams at the foot of the English Premier league table are playing against each other and defeat against a direct rival could prove to be critical: they really are crunch gamesCrunch game.

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