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A soccer field is typically a rectangle between 100 and 130 yards long and 50 to 100 yards wide, with a halfway line, a center circle, two penalty areas, two goal areas and two goals. The penalty and goal areas are recta... More »

Not all soccer fields, or pitches, are the same size, even in professional settings; however, the preferred size for a professional soccer pitch is 105 by 68 metres (115 yards by 74 yards). Even still, many well-known ve... More »

A soccer field is called a "pitch" because the British definition of the word, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is "a playing field." Soccer was created in England, and while it has become popular among U.S. soccer fa... More »

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According to the official FIFA rules, the penalty spot in soccer is 11 meters or 12 yards away from the goal line. This fact is included in Law 1 of FIFA's 17 Laws of the Game. More »

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