THE OFFICIAL FOOTBALL FIELD DIMENSIONS

THE OFFICIAL FOOTBALL FIELD DIMENSIONS

Football, or soccer as the Americans call it, is the most famous sport in the whole world. It is the most played sport internationally, with over 3 billion fans from America to Asia. Manchester United, a British football team, is the biggest sport franchise in the world, its value amounting to almost $2 billion.

The biggest football event, FIFA World Cup, happens every four years. This sporting event is being joined by national men’s football teams from 32 different countries. The first FIFA event was held on 1930. The latest one was held in South Africa last 2010. This football event had been broadcast on 204 countries worldwide. The next FIFA World Cups are set to take place in Brazil in 2014, in Russia in 2018, and in Qatar in 2022. Brazil is one of the most famous teams; they have also played in every single FIFA event since the beginning.

The entire football field’s length measure 100 yards long and is 60 yards wide (measures 110 x 75 in meters). The field is divided at the middle by the midfield line.

The goal area is a box measuring 20 yards long and 6 yards wide inside the penalty area. Goal kicks should be placed inside this enclosed area centred on the goal.

The goal of a football field for a senior men’s league has the dimensions 24 feet width, standing at 8 feet high.

Located in the center of the football field is a 10 yard circle. At the beginning of the game, the defenders take positions out of this encircled portion.

The penalty area, or the ‘penalty box’, is a rectangular box, measuring 44 yards long and 18 yards wide, is located at the centre of the goals. If a foul has been committed along this area of the football field, a penalty kick may be given.

Located 12 yards from the end line, the penalty mark is found inside the penalty area where the penalty kicks are being made.

Located on four corners of the field, this quarter circle measuring 1 yard in radius marks the area where the player puts the ball before he can make a corner kick.

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