Laws of the Game

2020/21

5. The goal area

Two lines are drawn at right angles to the goal line, 5.5 cm (0.06 yds) from the inside of each goalpost. These lines extend into the field of play for 5.5 cm (0.06 yds) and are joined by a line drawn parallel with the goal line. The area bounded by these lines and the goal line is the goal area