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English definition of “group”

group

noun [C] (SPORT)    /ɡruːp/
a number of football teams who play each other in a competition. The winners of the group move onto the next stage of the competion : The Danes were the surprise winners of their group. the group stages the first part of a football competition in which teams are divided into groups and play only the other teams in their group. The winners of each group move onto the next stage of the competition: The team failed to progress beyond the group stages of Euro 20012.
(Definition of group noun (SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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