octavofinal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From octavo- +‎ final, after quarterfinal.

Noun[edit]

octavofinal (plural octavofinals)

  1. (sports, US) A match or game between two of the last sixteen competitors in a given tournament or sporting competition.
    • 2010, Jeff Z Klein, "Goal: World Cup Blog", New York Times, 23 Jun 2010:
      The Americans finish top of the group. They’ll meet Ghana, Germany, Serbia or Australia in the octavofinals as the knockout phase begins. … But first, the celebration!