World Cup Word of the Day: Ban
The word ban can be either a verb, ‘to ban‘ or a noun ‘a ban‘. A ban is a punishment when a player is told they cannot play for a set number of matches because they have broken the rules of the game. The verb is to ban a player, to tell the player they cannot play because of bad behaviour. If a player receives a straight red card, the player is normally banned for three matches. In Uruguay’s game against Italy, Luis Suárez ‘allegedly’ bit Chiellini. People think he should be banned for a long time.
- Example: Luis Suárez faces a lengthy ban after he appeared to bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s World Cup match.
- For example: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez looks almost certain to be banned from the World Cup.