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2010 World Cup Phrase of the Day: To Kick Out

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Today’s World Cup phrase of the day is the expression to kick out which means to expel or throw out. This phrase is in the news today as it emerges that the Nigerian government has decided to withdraw its football team from international football for two years due to its poor performances at the World Cup. As FIFA is totally against government intervention in football, it has threatened to kick Nigeria out of its organisation meaning that Nigeria would be unable to play in the Africa Cup of Nations or the World Cup. The Nigerians have until Monday to change their decision or else they will be kicked out of world football for the near future. To kick out.

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