Rectangular surface covered with natural or synthetic grass on which a soccer match is played; a game has two 45-minute halves.
Small post with a flag on top; it marks the intersection of the goal line and the touch line.
Zone where the ball is placed when there is a corner kick, which is awarded when a defender puts the ball behind the goal line.
Zone in which the goalkeeper is allowed to pick up the ball with the hands; an infraction committed against a forward inside this zone results in a penalty kick.
penalty area marking
The three white lines demarcating the penalty area.
Zone next to the penalty area; when there is a penalty, players must be positioned outside this zone and the penalty area.
Small post with a flag on top that marks the halfway line.
Cage made up of a net mounted on a frame; a team scores a point each time it succeeds in placing the ball in the opposing goal.
Point located 12 yd from the goal line; the ball is placed here when a player takes a penalty kick.
Zone in which goal kicks are performed.
Circle drawn at midfield; during kickoffs, only the players on the team with ball possession are allowed into this circle.
Line along the sides of the playing field; when the ball crosses this line, it is put back into play at the same place.
Area reserved for coaches, technical staff and substitute players; a team cannot make more than three substitutions per game.
Line dividing the field into two zones, one for each team; the teams switch zones at halftime.
Point in the middle of the halfway line where the ball is placed before a kickoff at the start of a half or after a goal has been scored.
Official who signals offsides and penalties not seen by the referee or when the ball is out of play.
Official responsible for applying the rules; this individual keeps time, signals penalties, issues warnings (yellow card) and ejects players (red card).