Definition of professional foul in English:

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professional foul


(Especially in soccer) a deliberate foul to deny an opponent an advantageous position.
Example sentences
  • Commentators excuse the action by calling it a professional foul, but the reality is that if the rules of the game are broken it is a foul and should be suitably punished.
  • Wiley deliberated long and hard, consulting his assistant to heighten the drama, but as professional fouls go it was as clear-cut as they come.
  • Rosen Kirilov gets booked for a professional foul on Freddie Ljungberg.

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