The penalty area  

The penalty area shall be marked out at each end of the pitch as follows:

Quarter circles, with a 6-m radius, shall be drawn centred on the outside of each goal post. The quarter circles shall be drawn from the goal line to meet two imaginary lines 6 m in length drawn at right angles to the goal line from the outside of the goalpost. The upper part of each quarter circle shall be joined by a 3.16-m line running parallel to the goal line between the goalposts.

The curved line marking the outer limit of the penalty area is known as the penalty area line.

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