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Soccer goals

In soccer, a goal has double meaning. On the one hand, it is the electronic system, which allows spectators know the result of the match, actually the goals scored and on the other hand, it is the element, which facilitates scoring goals and which is defended by the goalkeeper. They are located in the middle of every goal liner. They are made of two posts, which are upright. The posts are placed at equal distance from flag posts located in corners. Flag posts are joined by a crossbar at their top. The posts edges, measured from the inside be 8 yards apart, whereas at 8 feet above the ground you can see the crossbar, actually its lower edge. Behind goals, nets can be seen. Soccer laws do not necessarily require the presence of nets there.
The color of goal posts as well as the color of cross bars has to be white. It must be made of metal or wood. There are not precise rules concerning the shape of crossbars or goal posts, but they must be shaped so that players will not hurt themselves badly if they happen to fall over them.
Between the two goal posts there is a line called the goal line. When the ball totally crosses that line, it is said that a point or a goal has been scored. It does not matter which player scores the goal. If it is scored in your own goal, the point favors the opponent team. To continue with there are two boxes, which are rectangular and they can be found in front of both soccer goals.
There is an area called the goal one. Players have the right to kick the ball within this area. Furthermore, there is another area not far from goals called penalty area.
This penalty area is also called the 16 square. This area is made of the goal line; two lines starting from the goal line (at a distance of 16.5 m from the goal posts) and it advances 16.5 meters towards the centre of the pitch; the line, which joins the two lines, previously explained. This area performs more functions. The most important function is to limit the area up to which the goalkeeper can touch the ball with his hand. Besides, in the case of a fault from a player in the defendant team upon an opponent ready to attack within this area will be penalized, usually with a direct free kick known as penalty.


January 15, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Euro 2008

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