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.
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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
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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.
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Translations

penalty area

penalty box n (Brit) (Ftbl) → area di rigore
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The Cardiff striker was referring to an incident during Saturday's 2-1 defeat at QPR in which he appeared to be brought down in the penalty area by the outstretched leg of Matt Connolly, only for official Kevin Friend to wave play on.
Boro's defenders have spent much of the week on the training ground gaining valuable heading practice ready for the anticipated flow of long balls into the penalty area fromthe Potters.
The revival was started by Rae when he poked home from close range after he and Porter caused confusion in the penalty area.
Ashley Chambers put Harriers into the lead, finishing off a neat move from a low Milan Butterfield cross to the edge of the penalty area.
The away side took the lead after just six minutes through David Kirkwood who prodded an effort into the far corner after a clearance was returned to the home penalty area.
Other notably changes include a drop ball if the ball strikes a match official and possession changes, banning attackers from joining a defensive wall and the removal of a requirement that the ball must leave the penalty area in a goal-kick situation.
Under the sport's current laws, saved spot-kicks offer the attacking team a second chance of netting inside the penalty area, with the taker able to snaffle up a close-range rebound.
Ipswich were caught upfield following an attack and the Bosnian player picked the ball up on the half way line and made his way towards the visitor's penalty area. His initial shot was blocked by former Shrewsbury defender Toto Nsiala but Besic collected the rebound to comfortably stride forward and beat the Town keeper Dean Gerken.
A Madrid corner-kick is cleared by Sevilla who get it immediately to Navas on the right who busts a gut to get into the penalty area.
But he was powerless to stop Segolame Boy from restoring Mapalastina's lead with a beautiful free-kick in the 63rd minute from the edge of the penalty area.
Mathias Jorgensen, receiving an assist from Thomas Delaney coupled with chaos inside Croatia's penalty area, kicked the ball to the near post near Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.
Neymar back-heeled the ball to Wilian at the top of the penalty area before Willian broke to the left and towards the goal line.