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Soccer penalty box

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What is the penalty box in soccer?

The penalty box is the large rectangle extended around the goal at either end of the pitch. This is the area where the goalkeeper is allowed to use his hands, and any fouls committed by the defending team will result in a penalty kick.

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What is the penalty box used for?

Penalty kicks, also called penalties, are taken within the penalty box. The penalty box is an area that surrounds the goal, sometimes referred to as the 18-yard box. This is because the lines that make up the box are 18 yards to either side of the goal and away from it.

What are the lines and parts of the penalty box?

There are a number of parts of the penalty box to be aware of when it comes to penalty kicks:


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