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Today’s World Cup phrase of the day is the expression to be out of their hands. This expression is not restricted to football but when it is used it means that a team has no control over its destiny but instead has to rely on other teams to help them. In the World Cup, only two teams progress to the knock-out stage from the groups and after last night’s Group A’s defeat to Mexico, the French team cannot qualify if Mexico and Uruguay draw their game next week, meaning that qualification is out of their hands. To be out of their hands.

 

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