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Football club in sore distress! (6)


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'football' is the definition.
(I know that football can be written as soccer)

'club in sore distress' is the wordplay.
'club' becomes 'cc' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'distress' indicates an anagram.
'sore' is an anagram of 'soer'.
'cc' put within 'soer' is 'SOCCER'.

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(Other definitions for soccer that I've seen before include "Roy Keane's game" , "Informally, game" , "Association football" , "... players playing this (colloquially)" , "Football for Americans?" .)

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