goal difference Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of "goal difference" - English Dictionary

goal differencenoun [U]

the amount by which the total number of goals a football team scores is greater than the total number of goals scored against it, used as a way of deciding the position of teams with the same number of points: After their 2-0 win on Saturday, City lead the title race on goal difference.
(Definition of goal difference from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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