Zlatan Ibrahimovic says World Cup not worth watching
What does “worth” mean?
A great champion and his frustration after a loss: read this article from BBC Sport.
Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic says the World Cup is not watching without him after their play-off loss.
The Paris St-Germain striker twice against Portugal on Tuesday but Cristiano Ronaldo’s took his side through 4-2 on aggregate.
Ibrahimovic, 32, said: “It was probably the last attempt to reach the World Cup with the national team for me.
“A World Cup without me is nothing to watch so it is not to wait for the World Cup.”
The play-off between Sweden and Portugal, who had both finished second in their qualifying groups, had been as a showdown between Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo – two of the best players in the world.
They scoring all six goals between them as Portugal won 4-2 on aggregate.
He told Uefa’s website: “Why did we lose? To be honest, they were better than us. We should be proud. We couldn’t have done better than we did”.
Worth usually follows the verb ‘to be’ and is always followed by either a noun, pronoun, or number, or by the ‘-ing’ form of a verb: The painting is probably worth thousands of pounds. ♦ It was a difficult journey, but it was worth it. ♦ The film was definitely worth seeing.
to score (v) to get a point in a game or sport
worthwhile (adj) if something is worthwhile, it is worth the time, money, or effort that you spend on it
hat-trick (n) three goals scored by the same person in one game of a sport such as football or hockey
be billed (v) as something to advertise or describe someone or something in a particular way
to end up (v) to be in a particular place or state after doing something or because of doing it
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