French base but fantôme

Dictionary entry: but fantôme


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Spanish - Spain, Galician
Le terme but fantôme est utilisé en football pour décrire une décision discutable d'accorder ou de refuser un but alors qu'il existe une incertitude sur le fait que la balle ait franchi intégralement la ligne de but.

The term phantom goal is used in football to describe a questionable decision to grant or deny a goal when there is uncertainty that the ball has crossed the entire goal line.
but fantôme nm(fútbol) (sports)ghost goal, phantom goal n
Controversy for the ghost / phantom goal not conceded the other day.

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  • DrD

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    Dictionary Editor
    England English
    Hello roisosal,

    Thank you for this suggestion. I can't add the translation, as but fantôme does not exist on the French side. I'll pass this to our FR base to see if they would like to add it.

    @Lacuzon ?


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    French - France

    D'accord pour un ajout mais pas seulement pour un but, cela pourrait être pour un point (tennis, volley, ping-pong...). J'ajoute un sens au mot fantôme.
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