Width (goal line) Minimum: 50 yards (45 meters) Maximum: 100 yards (90 meters) This means, in theory, soccer could be played on a square pitch of 100 yards by 100 yards. More likely, it’s a ...
All levels of organized soccer use the same types of markings, on field sizes of varying sizes. Markings on the field tell the players and referees when the ball is in bounds or out, and where the goalie can use her hands. Once you know what all those straight and curved lines mean, you can map the field visually and use the rules to your advantage.
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- The width, also called the goal line, has to be a minimum 64 m and maximum 75 m. The halfway line is equal to the goal line as it runs parallel to it. Goal area: The goal area is a rectangular zone inside the penalty box. It extends 5.5 m inside the field from the goalposts. This 5.5 m line goes parallel to the touchline.
The boundary of the field is drawn with lines. The lines on sides, or the long side of the field, are called the touch lines or side lines. The lines at the end of the field are called the goal lines or end lines. The Center At the middle of the field is the center line which cuts the field in half. At the very center of the field is the center circle.
The soccer field is made up of a number of different lines and areas, including touch lines, soccer goal lines, center line, goal areas, penalty areas etc. All of these lines and areas need to carefully placed and marked according to the regulations in effect.
The lines are considered to be part of the area (s) that the lines define. These areas are: Two equal halves of the field (the midfield line is considered part of each half of the field. A center circle, 10 yards in diameter from a center spot. The goals are marked by posts and a crossbar above a section of the end line.
The centre-circle and halfway line were familiar enough, but the penalty are was denoted by a dotted line eighteen yards from the goal and going across the width of the pitch. The twelve yard line was put in place, with penalty takers able to strike the ball from anywhere along that line.
The pitch is rectangular in shape. The longer sides are called touchlines, and the shorter sides are called the goal lines. The two goal lines must be between 45 and 90 m (50 and 100 yd) wide, and be the same length. The two touchlines must be between 90 and 120 m (100 and 130 yd) long, and be the same length.