goal area vs. goalmouth

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Sexy Muffin, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Sexy Muffin

    Sexy Muffin Senior Member

    Dear English Only,

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

    Thank you.
  2. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    This thread from a few years ago answers this question.

    I can't confirm that its answer is correct, though. I'm not an expert on football (soccer) terminology.
  3. JulianStuart

    JulianStuart Senior Member

    Sonoma County CA
    English (UK then US)
    I accept the information in that thread. Goal area is a specific term - the quote is from the wiki.
    while goalmouth is not a technical term.
  4. Sexy Muffin

    Sexy Muffin Senior Member

    egmont and JulianStuart, thank you.

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