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Touchline

The white line along the edge of the pitch that defines the area of play. A throw in is awarded if the ball goes out over this line.

Goal Line

The white lines at the each end of the pitch. If the ball goes out across this line, either a corner or goal kick is awarded depending on who touched it last.

Goal Kick

Awarded when the ball crosses the oppositions goal line with the final touch coming from an attacker.

Corner Kick

Awarded when the ball crosses the oppositions goal line with the final touch coming from a defender.

Penalty Area

Also known as the 18 yard box. Goalkeepers are only allowed to use their hands within this area.

Penalty Spot

A mark 12 yards from the goal line where penalties are taken from.

Offside

A player is ruled to be offside when they're nearer to the opponent's goal line than the ball & the second to last opponent.

Yellow Card

Awarded to a player by the referee when they commit a foul judged to be more serious but not dangerous.

Red Card

Awarded to a player by the referee when they commit a foul judged to be dangerous. Also given for any fouls that deny a 'Serious Goalscoring Opportunity'.

Penalty Kick

Awarded when a defender fouls an attacker within the penalty area.

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