penalty area

noun Soccer.
the area, 44 yards (40 meters) wide and 18 yards (16 meters) deep, centered on the goal line and extending in front of the goal, where a foul by a defensive player results in a penalty kick for the offensive team.

Origin:
1900–05

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penalty area
 
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soccer a rectangular area in front of the goal, within which the goalkeeper may handle the ball and within which a penalty is awarded for a foul by the defending team

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All indirect free kicks awarded inside the penalty area will be taken from the nearest point outside the penalty area.
Those tools, in the civil money penalty area, need to be strengthened.
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