Please tell me whether I am correct or not. I will write a conditional sentence. It has to do with Euro 2004 Championship. I watched the match France vs England, where France beat England 2-1. In that match, Beckham missed a penalty kick.
"If Beckham had not missed the penalty, England would have been able to beat France".
Thanks for your answer.
Your sentence is fine. I'd probably say "penalty kick" (It's the term we use here in the U.S., but it could be different elsewhere).
About penalty or penalty kick, I am not sure. I think anybody who is a native speaker from England can help me. Should I use penalty without adding "kick" in this case?
The only reason I say that is because a penalty is "A punishment, handicap, or loss of advantage imposed on a team or competitor for infraction of a rule. An infraction of a rule; a foul."(Dictionary.com). A "penalty kick" is what occurs if a penalty is committed within the box that surrounds the goal. I just think it sounds clearer if "kick" is included.
Thank you again. You're a very helpful person.
You can just say penalty. He didn't exactly miss though, did he? Barthez stopped it.
Yeah, just say penalty. I can't believe we were winning 1-0 at half time, and then in the 3 mins of injury time France managed to get 2 goals. I was speechless. Also, mjd, where else would a penalty occur when talking about football as Soni was?
What I was trying to say is that the "penalty" is the action (perhaps tripping or touching the ball with one's hands) that leads to the "penalty kick."
Yeah, I agree with you soni. I don't think the forum would have any taste without mjd*
Thanks for the compliment, Ricardo. However, it's not me that makes this forum a great place to learn, it's the many helpful and intelligent people who stop by on a daily basis as well its creators, Tom and Michal.
Yes, Bhartez stopped it. But, can I also he missed the penalty kick? I mean he failed to make a goal from the penalty kick.
My sentence above should have been written like this:
"....But, can I also SAY he missed the penalty kick?...." I should have put the word "say".
I think "missed" would apply if the shot missed the goal entirely; i.e. flew over the net or was wide of the net. If the goalkeeper, in this case Bhartez, made the save, I'd say "Bhartez blocked his [Beckham's] shot" OR "Bhartez made the save on the penalty kick."
However, one could also say that England missed a great opportunity to score a goal.
The fact is that Bhartez made the save on the penalty kick.