corner kick


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

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The Barcelona defender scored his third header of the World Cup after a 93rd minute corner kick. Andrew Das, New York Times, "England Shakes Its Shootout Curse and Saves Its World Cup," 5 July 2018 Oasko's gritty determination to set up one goal and his 73rd-minute header from Keisuke Honda's corner kick lifted Japan to a surprising 2-1 victory over the Colombians on Tuesday. Brett Martel, Houston Chronicle, "Japan tops Colombia in latest World Cup surprise," 19 June 2018 Eden Hazard could only find the side netting with the best chance of the game after capitalising on a mix up between Penedo and Román Torres, while Mertens' shot from a quick corner kick ended in the same result., "Belgium 3-0 Panama: Romelu Lukaku Brace Helps Red Devils Break Panamanian Hearts," 18 June 2018 The Warriors turned away a handful of Golden Raiders threats to open the second half, but a goal off a corner kick made it, 2-0, in the 67th minute. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State soccer: Sheboygan North shuts out Muskego in Division 1 semifinal," 14 June 2018 The Blue Jays generated eight shots on goal and four corner kicks in the opening 40 minutes. Andrew Valenti,, "Jesuit 2, Barbe 0: Braden Brignac, Jacques Gaudet each score in playoff shutout," 2 Feb. 2018 Bastian Schweinsteiger tied the game at 3-3 with an inexcusably unmarked header off a corner kick deep in second-half stoppage time. Jonathan Tannenwald,, "David Accam, Cory Burke give Union wild 4-3 win at Chicago Fire," 11 July 2018 Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the semifinal’s only goal on a second-half corner kick. Brian Straus,, "Le Bleuprint: France Follows Familiar World Cup Path in Reaching Final," 10 July 2018 Jumping into a crowd to punch the ball away on a corner kick? Jon J. Kerr,, "Samantha Schmitz leads from the goal line for Barrington soccer," 17 Apr. 2018

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of corner kick was in 1882

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English Language Learners Definition of corner kick

soccer : a free kick from the corner of the field near the opponent's goal

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