This week, brings you the football phrase ‘to clinch’. You can understand more about the word or phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples  soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.

This week’s English for Football expression is the phrase to clinch which means to grab or in football to win, to attain. We use this expression when talking about winning prizes, awards, competitions and cups. So, as we approach the end of the season in Europe, we can see that teams like Barcelona, Manchester United and Inter Milan have all clinched their respective league titles. Last week, Steven Gerrard clinched the Player of the Year Award, while next week Burnley are hoping to clinch promotion to the Premier League in the play-off against Sheffield United. To clinch.

Example: Premier League permutations: Hull to drop after Chelsea clinch title? (Sky May 2017)

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