red zone


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red zone

n. Football
An unmarked area between the 20-yard-line and the goal line at either end of the field, used especially in evaluating a team's ability to exploit or thwart scoring situations.

[From the association of the color red with danger or situations requiring attention.]
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Contingents of the police arrived at the spot and erected temporary barriers to prevent the protesters from moving towards the Red Zone.
Nearly a century later the Corporate Synod forces citizens in the Red Zone to accept mandatory genetic modifications.
The areas come into red zone including Mohmand Agency road to Ghandor Ada, Matta Road to FC Fort, Batagram Road to Old Kacheri and Peshawar Road to Wapda Grid.
While talking to newsmen, the IGP Sindh said that teachers are the most respected persons in the society but they should avoid protesting in the red zone which has been declared by the government and it is the duty of the police to protect the sensitive area.
KARACHI -- Police on Sunday fired water cannon and resorted to a baton charge to disperse Fix it campaigners to stop them from entering into the city's Red Zone area.
For the 340 people who have chosen to reject the crown offer and stay in the red zone their plight is even starker.
Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan assured Pakistanis that the Red Zone having sensitive official buildings would be cleared of protesters on Wednesday.
We're hoping to take advantage of the steep topography that Mars provides us at Knudsen Ridge to get to a better example of the red zone material," said Steve Squyres of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, principal investigator for the mission.
Phil Jones is injured and a lot of players are in the red zone," Van Gaal, for once not grilled on his future as United manager, told a news conference.
Finishing in the red zone will be an emphasis for the Ducks, who have struggled in that area at times this season.
Interestingly the red zone once comprised of the Sindh Secretariat, Sindh Assembly, Supreme Court, high court, Chief Minister House, Governor House and Police headquarters, all falling in the Saddar town is being stretched to Bilawal House in Clifton.
the Patriots emphasize situational football with particular attention paid to third down and the red zone.