In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Sportsaque inicial masculinepuntapié inicial masculinepatada de inicio femininewhat time is the kickoff? — ¿a qué hora empieza el partido?
- All players are asked to be on the field 20 minutes before kick-off of their matches.
- She was presenting the match ball before kick-off and as club captain I had my photo taken with her to help promote the evening.
- We had some rain before kick-off and the players are taking full advantage.
- The side losing the toss has the kick-off from the centre point between the goals.
- The match kick-off had to be put back 20 minutes while another coach arrived to take the players to the ground.
2informal(start)puesta en marcha femininefor a kickoff — para empezar
- We want to raise a million quid, and it's an impressively strong line-up for the kick-off event.
- The Strawberry Board of Directors say its been a hectic week getting everything set up for the kick-off of the festival.
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