Definition of goal difference in English:

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goal difference


[mass noun] Soccer
The difference between the number of goals scored for and against a team in a series of matches, sometimes used in deciding the team’s position in a table.
Example sentences
  • Well clearly the team with the worst goal difference in the division needs some addressing at the back, first and foremost.
  • So, it is as you were in the table, with Wigan leading the way on goal difference only from Sunderland, with Ipswich a further three points behind.
  • The two sides both have 84 points but Wigan's superior goal difference means they need only to match Ipswich's result to go up.

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