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World Cup Word of the Day: Attacking Flair

attacking flairWorld Cup Word of the Day. Languagecaster aims to bring you a word or phrase each day that has been part of the World Cup 2014 story. Today, we focus on the noun phrase ‘attacking flair’.

World Cup Word of the Day: Attacking Flair

The noun ‘flair’ describes talent or exceptional skill and in football is almost always combined with the adjective ‘attacking’ to make the phrase attacking flair. This describes a team with a lot of talent going forwards, a team that has an exciting attack, a number of talented attack-minded players. Most matches at this World Cup have been full of attacking flair. Attacking flair.

  • Example: Neymar scored twice in a man-of-the-match display as Brazil rediscovered their attacking flair to overwhelm Cameroon and qualify for the World Cup knockout stage.
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