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goal area

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Definition of goal area in English:

noun

Soccer
A rectangular area in front of the goal from within which goal kicks must be taken.
Example sentences
  • The keeper was in his goal area and must be protected.
  • The first delineates the goal area from which all outfield players are prohibited and the second is the free throw line.
  • He looked sharp on the ball, weaving and dribbling his way into the goal area, though, it must be said, he did go down rather easily under a challenge.

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