Weekly Football Phrase: First-choice keeper

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This week’s English for Football phrase is ‘first-choice keeper‘. The word keeper is a shortened form of goalkeeper, and first choice means the team’s best player in that position, the one the coach chooses ahead of others. The second-choice keeper will be on the bench and will only be used as a substitute. This week the European Championship qualifiers start and England’s first-choice keeper is Joe Hart of Manchester City. First-choice keeper.

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