This is kicking or heading the ball away from the goal. A clear is used to eliminate a threat from an oncoming opponent. It is often done in a situation where a defender is scrambling to prevent a goal from being scored; therefore, a clear is often completed with the intent to get the ball as far away as possible as opposed to passing it directly to another player in a controlled manner.
Examples Of Clear
1. It looked as though the other team would score, but at the last second Hayes was able to clear it from the goal.
2. It’s two-on-one in the box, so Jones is doing everything she can to clear the ball.
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