high challenge

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high challenge (plural high challenges)

  1. (soccer) tackle that is high up the targeted player's shin/legs
    • ANOTHER PENALTY: Frickson Erazo with a high challenge in the area on the onrushing Lizio and Aguilar blows up for a spot kick. [1]
    • 2018 June 26, “Guerrero, Carrillo Score as Peru Spoils Australia Knockout Stage Bid”, in Sports Illustrated:
      In the ninth minute, Mile Jedinak was booked for a high challenge on Christian Cueva, who was looking to break in the middle of the park.
    • 2016 July 5, Ryan Brister, “MLS Week 17 Recap, Highlights: NYCFC take derby, more”, in Empire Of Soccer:
      Chris Duvall was handed a straight red for a high challenge on Andrea Pirlo.
    • 2018 June 17, “Gareth Southgate's England squad arrive in Volgograd ahead of World Cup opener against Tunisia”, in Daily Mail:
      It occurred after Roldan mistakenly booked Cameroon's Sebastien Siani for a high challenge on Germany's Emre Can which had been committed by team-mate Ernest Mabouka.
    • 2018 July 2, “As it happened: Brazil v Mexico, World Cup last 16”, in The 42:
      Álvarez is deservedly booked for a high challenge on Neymar.