Every day during the World Cup, the languagecaster team explain 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 phrase page here football clichés here and our huge football glossary here.
Today’s World Cup phrase of the day is the expression rout which means a heavy defeat. This word can be used as a noun, the rout of England by Germany or a verb, Germany routed England 4-1. In the quarter-final of the World Cup, Germany heavily defeated Argentina 4-0, they routed them. The rout of the South American side caused huge surprise around the world and may lead to coach Diego Maradona resigning from his post, he may step down. Rout.