Definition of quarter-final in English:



  • A match or round of a knockout competition that precedes the semi-final.

    ‘the Scottish Cup quarter-final between Hearts and Dundee’
    as modifier ‘Carrick are in contention for a quarter-final place’
    • ‘Germany will next play the US in the quarter-final of the World Cup finals on Friday.’
    • ‘Meanwhile Britain's Ross Edgar was knocked out of the quarter-finals of the men's sprints.’
    • ‘The Spanish league is too close to call, and in the Champions League quarter-finals Real meet Bayern.’
    • ‘The good news for Idle is they meet Baildon again in the quarter-finals of the competition.’
    • ‘The top four teams in each group advance to the quarter-finals where the tournament turns into a straight knockout.’
    • ‘We played home and away quarter-finals and then just two matches: semi-final and final.’
    • ‘The Portuguese and the French are due to meet in the quarter-finals and the winner is likely to come from that match.’
    • ‘Chinese women have made the semi-finals in hockey and the quarter-finals in volleyball.’
    • ‘My goal against Argentina in the quarter-finals of the World Cup proves I'm able to cope on the highest stage.’
    • ‘To be honest, though, we have done our job in getting top of the group and whoever we play is going to be a tough game in the quarter-finals.’
    • ‘Brazil haven't scored yet and the USA are in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.’
    • ‘Good afternoon and welcome to the last of the World Cup quarter-finals between Senegal and Turkey.’
    • ‘Not many coaches have led a team into the quarter-finals of a World Cup, so I'm satisfied.’
    • ‘If we win and end up in second position we get a home game in the quarter-finals.’
    • ‘No-one is more guilty of that than the men who were knocked out in the quarter-finals by the eventual winners.’
    • ‘Ballack also scored the winning goal in the quarter-final against the United States.’
    • ‘Even should they lose in the quarter-finals, it is that match, not the France game, that will be remembered.’
    • ‘On a night when his team needed goals to reach the quarter-finals, their lack of a deadeye striker cost them dear.’
    • ‘It's not the first few rounds of the cup, it's the quarter-final and the teams have been whittled down to the last eight.’
    • ‘Normally, you would never go into a quarter-final of any competition without a warm-up game.’
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