corner kick

noun

Definition of corner kick

: a free kick from a corner of a soccer field awarded to an attacker when a defender plays the ball out-of-bounds over the end line

Examples of corner kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Vikings wasted no time getting the equalizer when Izaguirre headed in a corner kick from Ben Kolarek 47 seconds into the second half. Craig Clary, baltimoresun.com, 20 Oct. 2021 Three minutes into the game, a physical play in the box led to a corner kick for Westminster. Eric Bem, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 8 Oct. 2021 Set pieces again proved to be the undoing in the 88th minute, with Douglas Martinez sealing the game for Republic on a header off a corner kick. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 12 May 2022 Moutinho cut Montreal’s lead to 2-1 in the 72nd minute after heading a ball off a corner kick by Mauricio Pereyra. Mike Gramajo, Orlando Sentinel, 7 May 2022 Off a corner kick from Maci Bernier, Rylen Bourguet streaked into the box unmarked and headed home to send the match to extra time. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 22 Feb. 2022 The Mexican striker connected on a tight corner kick from Javier Lopez, beating LAFC goalkeeper Jamal Blackman at close range. Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2021 FC Cincinnati was seconds from closing out a scoreless draw with Minnesota when the visitors were awarded a corner kick that FCC players contended should have been a goal kick. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 24 Oct. 2020 Grissom scored first, 25 minutes into the match, before Huntsville’s Kate Wegler headed home a crossing corner kick from Natalie Chapuran to knot the score. al, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of corner kick

1882, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

25 Jun 2022

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“Corner kick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corner%20kick. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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