Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Soccer's Field of Play a.k.a. the Pitch - Part 3

This entry is a continuation and the third part of two previous entries in this blog.

Goals

Goals must be placed on the center of each goal line:

They consist of two upright posts equidistant from the corner flagposts and joined at the top by a horizontal crossbar.
The distance between the posts is 8 yards and the distance from the lower edge of the crossbar to the ground is 8 feet.
Both goalposts and the crossbar have the same width and depth which do not exceed 5 inches. The goal lines are the same width as that of the goalposts and the crossbar. Nets may be attached to the goals and the ground behind the goal, provided that they are properly supported and do not interfere with the goalkeeper.
The goalposts and crossbars must be white.


Dimensions of the Soccer Field

The field of play must be rectangular. The length of the touchline must be greater than the length of the goal line.

Length: minimum 100 yards
maximum 130 yards

Width: minimum 50 yards
maximum 100 yards

International Matches

Length: minimum 110 yards
maximum 120 yards

Width: minimum 70 yards
maximum 80 yards

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