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Jun 02

Penalty Arc

Few people seem to know what the semi-circle attached to the goal area on the soccer pitch is. The semi-circle is called a penalty arc. Players must stand outside of the arc when a penalty kick is taken. That is, it serves the rather mundane function of ensuring players are at least 10 yards away from the kicker when a penalty kick is taken.

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