The six-yard box, also known as the goal area, is a rectangle that every soccer field has. The six-yard box’s main purpose is to limit where the ball can be placed by the goalkeeper when a goal kick is called and needs to be taken. It is located inside a bigger rectangle-shaped area, called the penalty area.
The size of the goal area in soccer, also known as the 6-yard box, is 6 yards x 20 yards. The shorter lines of the rectangle extend 6 yards onto the soccer field from the goal line and connect to a 20-yard line that runs parallel to the goal line. The goal area is 18.3 meters wide and 5.5 meters deep.
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Published: 05 December, 2018. Soccer fields feature two distinct boxes in front of the net. The large box is the penalty area -- a critical area where the defending team can be penalized with a penalty kick for certain fouls. A foul in the small inner box -- the goal area -- won't affect penalties, but will change the way that play is restarted in the area.
There is no “goal box,” but there is a goal area within the penalty area. The goal area has changed shape, size, and role several times during its history. Nowadays its primary roles are to provide a place for the goal kick to be taken and to act as a buffer zone for dropped balls and for opposing indirect free kicks within six yards of the goal.
The Penalty Box includes the Goal Box. Areas include the lines that define them (e.g., the ball is not out of bounds until it totally crosses the line; and the ball must totally cross the line between the goal posts to score). See "Center Circle", "Penalty Box" and other names of parts of the field in the Dictionary. Soccer Field Index.
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Soccer Field Dimensions (Adult) Soccer pitches are rectangular in size and the surface is made out of grass or artificial astroturf. FIFA states that the two touchlines forming the length of the pitch must be between 90 and 120 metres in length (100 - 130 yards). The two goal lines (where the goals are placed) form the width of the pitch and should be between 45 and 90 metres in length (50 - 100 yards).
You can clearly make out the line of the bulging six yard area. In 1902 the FA changed the Laws again, introducing the penalty spot and the 18 yard box, and the rectangular six yard box. The quirky curves of the six yard locus were consigned to footballing history.
Goal Area . The goal area is a smaler rectangle inside the “penalty area”, centered on the goal. The measurements of this box are 20 yards wide by 6 yards deep. This box marks the area from which a goal kick must be placed. Corner Kick. A one yard quarter circle is marked on each corner of the field to mark where a player must place the ball prior to a corner kick. The Goal. The adult soccer goal is 24 feet wide by 8 feet high.