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first_whistle (noun)


  1. The Belgian side surged forward from the first whistle and went close after just five minutes when Mpenza played a high ball into the area and Christian Wilhelmsson narrowly failed to make contact. [79365 / p3]
  2. United set out their stall, fielding a young and unfamiliar side who looked keen to impress from the first whistle. [79361 / p3]
  3. Malta were on the defensive from [the Cypriot referee Costas Kapitanis's]REFEREE first whistle and their determined approach brought the game's first booking on 19 minutes when midfield player Gilbert Agius was cautioned. [75399 / p3]
  4. Despite beginning with the advantage, Trabzonspor were cautious from the first whistle and soon conceded the initiative. [79357 / p3]

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REFEREE [Referee]

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