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    A World Cup match which I watched live

    I'd like to tell you about a World Cup match which I watched live at a stadium in London.

    Can I use "live" as an adverb after the verb "watch" meaning that I was physically present at the stadium and watched that sports event?

    And one more thing:
    It was the World Cup semi-finals.

    Is it correct?

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    Re: A World Cup match which I watched live

    If you watch something live, you normally watch it on TV as it is happening.

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    Re: A World Cup match which I watched live

    So it's better to skip "live" in my sentence.

    When we talk about national teams, are both versions correct?
    1. The Spain national football team.
    2. The Spanish national football team.

    And can we say:
    1. The Spain team won.
    2. The Spanish team won.

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    Re: A World Cup match which I watched live

    We normally say just 'Spain'.

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    Re: A World Cup match which I watched live

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    If you watch something live, you normally watch it on TV as it is happening.
    And if you were present at the match, you watched it 'in person'.

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    Re: A World Cup match which I watched live

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    We normally say just 'Spain'.

    Spain won. They were very happy.

    Is it a correct pronoun?

    Could you tell me about the correctness of the sentences with "Spanish/Spain team"

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    Re: A World Cup match which I watched live

    We say:
    It was held at a stadium in London.
    or
    It was held in a stadium in London.

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    Re: A World Cup match which I watched live

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    Spain won. They were very happy.

    Is it a correct pronoun?

    Could you tell me about the correctness of the sentences with "Spanish/Spain team"
    'They were very happy' is correct.

    As a side note, I've noticed that when they refer to a whole team, they use the plural: Manchester United were unhappy with the referee's decision.

    As for the difference between "Spanish team" and "Spain team", consider these examples:

    1) The Spanish team created more chances than the Italian (team).
    2) They consider the Spain team the best team of the last decade.

    There is a slight difference, I believe.

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    Re: A World Cup match which I watched live

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    If you watch something live, you normally watch it on TV as it is happening.

    You can watch the French Open live this Saturday.

    Reading this someone understands that I mean "watch on tv", right?

    Is it possible to say:
    You can watch a live French Open tournament this Saturday.

    Can I skip "tournament" and just say:
    You can watch live French Open this Saturday.

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    Re: A World Cup match which I watched live

    You can watch the French Open live this Saturday.

    Sometimes you might need to search the Internet to get answers to your questions. Use the following pattern:

    "French Open" site:uk
    "French Open" site:us
    "French Open" site:au
    "French Open" site:nz
    "French Open" site:ca

    If you enter a string like that into the Google search box, you'll be presented with a number of sites run, respectively, in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada - the English speaking countries. I resort to this technique every time I have doubts about using a certain collocation. You can type "French Open" into the Google search box the way it's shown above to see whether the definite article has to be used.

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