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Today’s World Cup Phrase of the Day is scapegoat. A scapegoat is someone that is blamed for an other’s mistake. Originally used to refer to a goat that was sacrificed to pay for people’s sins. Yesterday, England were hammered by a technically superior German team that was full of imagination, verve and self-belief. However, many in the English tabloid press are blaming the referee and his linesman for not allowing an England goal that would have made the scores 2-2. The media are making the officials scapegoats for England’s poor performance. The fact is that England lost because they were not good enough. The English media should stop looking for scapegoats.