“Match” in the news

Example collocations

final match
first match
friendly match
match against
match between

Publications and example sentences

The China Post
· Before Floyd death, activists saw progress on police reforms  
Police initially said they arrested Floyd because he matched the description of a man suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a grocery store and that he resisted arrest.  Copy example sentence
Financial Express
· Cricket post-COVID-19: England Cricket Board in talks with ICC to allow 'coronavirus substitutes'  
ECB director of events Steve Elworthy was quoted in British media on Friday saying he hoped an agreement would be reached in time for those test matches, which the ECB plans to hold in “bio-secure” venues in July.  Copy example sentence
· West Indies approve 'bio-secure' Test tour of England  
England are also scheduled to host matches against Pakistan, Ireland and Australia this year.  Copy example sentence
Financial Express
· Cricket post-covid: West Indies cricket board approves 'bio-secure' England tour  
“CWI has also received and reviewed detailed plans for players and staff to be kept in a bio-secure environment for the duration of the tour, with all matches being played ‘behind closed doors’.”  Copy example sentence
The Age
· Tigers claw way back in second half to sink Sharks  
This was not a good match up for the Tigers.  Copy example sentence
BBC Sport
· Cricket West Indies: England Test tour in July agreed 'in principle'  
The matches are to be played behind closed doors in a bio-secure environment at Hampshire's Ageas Bowl and Lancashire's Old Trafford.  Copy example sentence
The Independent
· Inside cricket’s bio-secure bubble as England prepare to take to the field like never before  
With 55 cricketers back training as of 1 June, the England and Wales Cricket Board have begun fine-tuning what behind-closed-doors matches at bio-secure venues will look like.  Copy example sentence
The New York Times
· Is Pickleball the Perfect Pandemic Pastime?  
In Margaritaville, many residents passionate about both pickleball and social distancing are wearing gloves and masks during each match, touching paddles instead of shaking hands, and keeping contact with the ball at a minimum.  Copy example sentence
The Independent
· Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho expecting lower ‘quality and intensity’ when Premier League returns  
“We say ready but you look at the Bundesliga and we can feel a difference in quality and intensity between the first match and the third match.  Copy example sentence
Financial Express
· Sony confirms PlayStation 5 will have exclusive games; all new PS4 games must be forward compatible  
Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will support nearly all of the 100 best-selling PS4 games, but then again, it’s no match for what the Xbox Series X will be able to pull — thousands of games across four console generations, is what Microsoft is promising.  Copy example sentence