penalty area


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penalty area

n.
1. An area marked on a soccer field in front of each goal within which a violation of the rules by a defending player results in a penalty kick.
2. An area to the side of a playing field, as in lacrosse, in which penalized players wait out the time of their penalties.

penalty area

n
(Soccer) soccer a rectangular area in front of the goal, within which the goalkeeper may handle the ball and within which a penalty is awarded for a foul by the defending team

pen′alty ar`ea


n.
(in soccer) an area in front of the goal within which an infraction committed by a defensive player will lead to a penalty kick.
Translations

penalty area

penalty box n (Brit) (Ftbl) → area di rigore
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19 mins: Reading fail to clear a Leadbitter corner from the left and the ball drops for Bamford, whose powerful drive at goal from the edge of the penalty area is saved by Adam Federici.
At the other end, Hallam's Michael Blythen worked his way into the penalty area and fired a shot at goal, Adam Lawlor produced a good save and Sam Jerome produced a block on the rebound to turn it behind for a corner.
The home team were 1-0 ahead when Cardiff's Juan Cala tugged at Connor Wickham as he ran into the penalty area.
2 Yoan Gouffran mis-kicks inside the penalty area after a stirring run from Moussa Sissoko a 17 A wonderful save from Tim Krul at the feet of rampaging Romelu Lukaku 21 Papiss Cisse angles a drive over the bar under pressure from full-back Seamus Coleman 22 Wonderful individual goal from Ross Barkley opens the scoring for the visitors 27 A hopeful penalty appeal from Luuk de Jong, who tumbles unconvincingly in the area 52 Lukaku connects decisively with Gerard Deulofeu's fizzing cross to score second 61 Gouffran fires wide from inside the penalty area after Anita approach play 74 Lukaku shot is well-saved by Krul as Everton continue to press 78 Anita screws his shot wide of Tim Howard's goal after good work by Hatem Ben Arfa 87 Leon Osman completes the scoring with a fine effort
The Red Devils looked sloppy early on and Rio Ferdinand's poor clearance fell to Dominguez outside the penalty area.
Blues took the lead after 12 COVENTRY U21s 1 BLUES U21s 2 minutes when Allan drove into the penalty area, rounded the Coventry goalkeeper and fired the ball into the empty net.
But the Americans answered in the 60th minute, Jozy Altidore playing the ball to his right into the penalty area and Dempsey taking it one bounce and hammering a shot into the back of the net.
The edge of the penalty area is exactly six yards from the penalty spot.