The Playing Environment
Football always draws attentions and cheering because of the mixed up skills involved in the game. Each and every player will be good with some kind of attribute where they may surpass everyone with it. In a single game we’ll be able to see many mind blowing skill sets and abilities. If you’re short or tall, bald or bushy, strong or weak, each will be special in one or other way in the game.
The football field (Also known as football pitch) is 105m long and 68m wide grass turf covered plane surface.
As shown in the pitch is covered with different lines and markings. Each of these lines indicates different meanings. Let’s take a look at those.
Touch line which is also known as side line is considered as the boundary for everyone. After the game starts no one is allowed to go beyond the line without the permission of the referee. In the game also these line have very much importance. In the game the ball should not pass the line. If it goes beyond the line, if the ball cross the line whoever touched the ball last is responsible for that ball crossing and the opposite team will get a throw in where the opponent team will throw the ball from that spot to where ever he want. Mostly the throw in will be threw to the team mate for regaining the possession of the ball.
Half line is drawn along the centre of the ground to represent each half of the teams. It’s the place where the game starts (Also known as Kick Off) and mainly the concept of half-line comes when the Offside rule happens in the game. We’ll talk about Off side when we take on rules part.
Corner line and corners kicks are integral part of the game. Corner line is placed behind each teams half. To be clearer it’s the boundary line behind the goal keeper position. As we talked earlier when the ball crosses the boundary line the team responsible for that will be given a warning where the opposite team will throw the ball but in corner line the rule is different. When the ball crosses the corner line, if the ball is touched at last by the team favouring that half then it’ll be a corner kick where the opposite team will kick the ball from the corner which results in a goal scoring opportunity. If the ball is crossed by the opposite team’s touch, it’ll be considered as a goal kick where the goal keeper will kick the ball In favour of his team.
This is one of the aggressive and entreating area on the field. Penalty box is a box like area which is divided near to both of the goal posts. Penalty box is the area where the goal keeper can freely touch and take the ball with the hands. This place is little aggressive because if you fouled the opposite team inside the penalty box, they will get a free penalty kick from the penalty spot which is an open chance for scoring the goal.
It’s a dot we see just in front of the goal post. This spot indicates the spot where you have to place the ball before taking the penalty. You’re not supposed to move the ball from that position. This spot is also used for the penalty shout out.
Free Kick spot
This is just an imaginary spot which can vary according to situations. Free kick spot is decided when one player commit a foul on his opponent. On such issues the spot where that foul happened will be considered as free kick spot and a free kick will be awarded to the team which is been fouled on. This spot can be anywhere on the pitch except the penalty box. If foul is committed inside the penalty box, it’ll be a penalty kick or free kick if the foul is committed by the opposite team. Free kick spot will be marked by an automatically diminishing spray (Spray acts like a snow spray but more intense).