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Penalty Area

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What Is The Definition Of Penalty Area In Soccer?

1. This is the area, also known as the “box”, that is in front of each goal. Rectangular in shape, the dimensions of the penalty area are 44 yards by 18 yards (or 40.2 meters by 16.5 meters). Within the penalty area is the penalty spot (area where a direct free-kick is taken), which is located directly in center of the goal and is 12 yards from the goal line.

Examples Of How Penalty Area Is Used In Commentary

1. Because the defender blocked the offensive player’s shot with his arm from within the penalty area, the offensive player will be rewarded a penalty kick.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Soccer

Also Known As:

1. Box
2. 18-yard box

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