goal area vs. goalmouth

Sexy Muffin

Senior Member
Dear English Only,

In football (soccer), are 'goal area' and 'goalmouth' the same thing or not?

Thank you.
  • JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    I accept the information in that thread. Goal area is a specific term - the quote is from the wiki.
    The goal area (colloquially the "six-yard box"), consists of the area formed by the goal-line, two lines starting on the goal-line 5.5 m (6 yds) from the goalposts and extending 5.5 m (6 yds) into the pitch from the goal-line, and a line joining these.
    while goalmouth is not a technical term.
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