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English term for "field of play"
Endline / Goaline
Short sidelines of the field, that have the goals on them. This is also considered the WIDTH of the field.
Touchline
Long sidelines; run perpendicular to endlines. Also known as the LENGTH of the field.
Marking back
Defender who specializes in guarding opposing teams attackers.
Man Marking
when a defending player guards a specific player.
Defender
a specific position on the field that entails but is not exclusive to attempting to keep the other team from scoring.
Goal keeper
only position on the field that can use hands, and only within a specific area (known as the goalbox). that goalkeeper wears a different color uniform from the rest of the team to signify that he is the only player able to use hands. Once outside the goal box the goal keeper becomes a regular layer, able only to use his feet.
A defender who plays behind the rest of the defense.
Sweeper
Players who play between the defense and attack. The main job is to link with the attack and keep possession of the ball.
Midfielder
Head of the offense. Main job is to score goals.
Striker / Forward
When the ball exits the field of play via the touchline, this occurs. The player uses two hands to throw the ball in over his head while keeping both feet on the ground
Throw in
Occurs when the ball exits the field of play over the goaline, but not going into the goal, by the attacking team. The goal keeper places the ball on the edge of the six yard box and kicks the ball out of the goal box
Goal kick
44 yards wide x 18 yards long box where the goal keeper can use his hands
Goal box
20 yard x 6 yard box inside the goal box that starts on the goaline. Where goal kicks are taken from.
Six yard box
Occurs when the ball exits the field of play, over the end line, off a defender. The ball is taken to either attacking corner and placed within one yard of the corner (denoted by a quarter circle). The attacker passes the ball and normal play resumes.
Corner kick
Kick off
the ball is placed at the center of the field and is played by a designated team. This occurs at the beginning of a game, after halftime, or after a goal.
Yellow card
First warning before an ejection occurs. Is given after a serious offense, or multiple offenses.
Red card
Notice of ejection from game. Player receives a one for a serious infraction of the rules or continual infractions. Can be given without receiving a yellow card previously.
When a foul is committed by the defending team inside their own goalbox. The ball is placed 12 yards (penalty spot) from the goal, and an attacking player takes a shot against the goalkeeper. All other players must remain outside the goal box until the ball has been kicked.
Penalty kick
When an attacking player is beyond the last two defenders without the ball, and the ball is played to him (usually, one of the players is the goalkeeper). A free kick is taken at the spot of infringement.
Offsides
Square
A lateral pass to a teammate
A pass to a teammate directly behind the player with the ball.
Drop
Switch / Cross
Passing the ball across the field, from one side to the other.
Man on
When a player has a defender that is closing in on him.
When the player with the ball has no defenders near him and has an opportunity to move with the ball.
Time