[gss-content-box color=”gray”]Every day during the World Cup, the languagecaster team will be explaining a football phrase or cliché connected to this summer’s tournament. Click on the link below to hear the word or phrase and you can also read the transcript. You can find many more examples by going to our football clichés here and our huge football glossary here.[/gss-content-box]

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Day 3 and we’ve seen some great games already. South Korea had an impressive display against Greece and Argentina scored from a set play. Meanwhile, in Group B, England and the USA met in a game that may decide who tops their group. England were in control of the game after a goal from their captain Steven Gerrard, until a howler by Robert Green their goalkeeper. A howler, is a big mistake, an error that often means you give a goal away, or miss an easy chance. A howler is so bad, that it is almost funny. When a goalkeeper makes a howler, it is sometimes referred to as dropping a clanger. So, on day 2 of the World Cup, Robert Green makes a howler. I wonder which team will make the next one. A howler.

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