Today’s World Cup phrase of the day is the expression consolation goal which is a goal that is scored by a team that cannot win the game. It usually comes at the end of the match when it is too late to make a comeback or when the opposing side has scored so many goals that it is impossible to win. In today’s second round match at the World Cup between Holland and Slovakia, the Slovaks scored a consolation goal in the 94th minute which was too late as the Dutch had already scored twice and went on to win 2-1. A consolation goal.
Example: Tunisia scored a consolation goal in the 92nd minute against Belgium as they were already 5-1 down.