goal line


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goal line

n.
1. Sports A line located at either end and typically running the width of a playing area, on which a goal is positioned.
2. Football A line at either end of the playing field over which the ball must be carried or passed to a receiver to score a touchdown.

goal line

n
(Team Sports, other than specified) sport the line marking each end of the pitch, on which the goals stand

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n. Sports.
the line that bounds a goal, esp. the front line.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goal line - a line marking each end of the playing field or pitchgoal line - a line marking each end of the playing field or pitch; where the goals stand
line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
Translations
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goal line

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Not just for goal line decisions but also for penalties, off-sides, red cards, and so on.
line technology will be used to determine whether or not entire ball has crossed over the goal line in a match.
Had an extra linesman at least been near the goal line he would surely have indicated a goal as the ball was slow moving at the time.
Charter will begin offering ESPN Goal Line on Charter's Sports Tier and Digi Tier 2 levels of service with the start of the college football season on August 31.
However, goal-line technology is not favoured by European soccer's governing body Uefa, which instead prefers to employ two extra linesmen, one on each goal line.
He later posted: "Get the sense even my old friend Michel Platini might start favouring goal line technology, now the lack of it, has helped England.
A replay of the shot showed that the ball clearly crossed the goal line before Terry kicked the ball out of harm's way.
In March, football's lawmakers the International Football Association Board (IFAB) approved two companies Hawk-Eye and GoalRef to take part in the second phase of goal line technology testing.
WHEN will Michel Platini ever realise that goal line technology simply HAS to be introduced?
Should IFAB select Hawk-Eye or any other goal line technology, incidents such as Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God', Thierry Henry's 'Main de Dieu', and Frank Lampard's disallowed goal against Germany in this year's World Cup could become things of the past.
I also believe the introduction of technology should go no further than the goal line because that's a black and white decision - is it a goal or not?