Best match of the tournament!
I'm watching the Italy versus Germany semi-final on the BBC Sport website. There are just five minutes to go before the end of extra time...and still the score is 0 - 0. The English commentators are saying 'wonderful', 'engrossing', 'classic football' etc.
You mention the 'kick-off', (the beginning of the match), Antonio. I think you need a verb here, after 'will'...'the match will kick off in five minutes...'. The verb is just 'kick off' (without the hyphen joining the two parts of the noun). My dictionary spells the noun as a single word 'kickoff', but I notice the BBC Sport website uses the same spelling as you, 'kick-off'. Other compund words on the website with 'kick' are 'free-kick' and 'goal-kick'. In fact, hyphens are becoming less used in English and for most compound nouns, except very common ones like 'bathroom', it's OK to separate the words, as in 'kick off'. it's an area of confusion for English people though!
Wow!!!!!!!!!!! Italy have scored twice in the last two minutes! Amazing! I have just listened to a bit of the post-match discussion on the TV and the commentators are saying that this was the best match of the whole tournament.
Congratulations! It MUST be possible for Italy to win the World Cup now..............
At the end of your post you talk about having dinner at half time, so that you don't 'lose an important action'. You could use the phrase,' miss out on the action' or 'miss out on any of the action'...'I don't want to miss out on any of the action'.
Well......I look forward to hearing your reaction to the best match of the tournament tomorrow!
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