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    To clip in football

    What does it mean the verb "to clip" in football terminology, as in The goalkeeper´s acrobatic effort was heading nowhere until it clipped the the shin of the attacker to drop into the net, or Diané twice went close as he clipped the post from a Farnerud cross and headed straight at the goalkeeper? Thank you

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    Re: To clip in football

    To clip is to hit, not very hard and usually accidentally and indirectly, so if it clips the post it'll hit the side or corner rather than straight on.

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