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    Default A/One, In Hand Over

    They are currently fourth in Group D of the 2012 European Championships qualifying campaign, five points behind leaders France and a point behind Belarus and Albania but with a game in hand over their rivals.

    Why not one point?

    What does in hand over mean?

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    Default Re: A/One, In Hand Over

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    They are currently fourth in Group D of the 2012 European Championships qualifying campaign, five points behind leaders France and a point behind Belarus and Albania but with a game in hand over their rivals.

    Why not one point?

    What does in hand over mean?
    a point = one point

    "over" doesn't go with "game in hand" but with "their rivals"

    (with a game in hand) (over their rivals) = they have played fewer matches than their rivals

    Game in hand is a sports term. Click on link.

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    Default Re: A/One, In Hand Over

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    They are currently fourth in Group D of the 2012 European Championships qualifying campaign, five points behind leaders France and a point behind Belarus and Albania but with a game in hand over their rivals.

    Why not one point?

    What does in hand over mean?
    "A point" and "one point" are both fine and commonly used.
    "...a game in hand over their rivals" means that they have played one less game than them, giving them the chance to catch up in points.

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    Default Re: A/One, In Hand Over

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    They are currently fourth in Group D of the 2012 European Championships qualifying campaign, five points behind leaders France and a point behind Belarus and Albania but with a game in hand over their rivals.

    Why not one point?

    What does in hand over mean?
    Just a side note - Volcano1985, do not believe that Bosnia and Herzegovina has been suspended and cannot play any international matches as of April 1 - it's one of the many April Fools you can find in the media.

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