News Review: Italy's World Cup hopes destroyed

source: BBC Learning English       2017年11月14日
Italy has failed to qualify for the World Cup. Neil and Dan teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English.

The story
For the first time in 60 years, Italy have failed to qualify for the football World Cup finals.
The four-time winners of the competition were held to a nil-nil draw by Sweden in the second leg of their play off in Milan.

Key words and phrases
scathing: strongly criticising
goes ballistic: suddenly becomes very angry
goes begging: is free to be taken
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