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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On a corner kick, the 6-foot-3 forward won a header over 6-2 center back Ike Opara, who couldn’t adequately box out MLS’ fifth all-time leading scorer. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Minnesota United loses third straight game, 1-0 to Colorado Rapids," 8 June 2019 Eight minutes after the goal was disallowed, Renard scored off a corner kick. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Believe the hype. France shows why it's a World Cup favorite with dominant win," 7 June 2019 However, those types of games can also devolve into dull, defensive affairs where both teams defend in large numbers and wait patiently for an opportunity on a corner kick. Mark Goodman, The Denver Post, "Backpass: Wins are fixing the Rapids’ serious attendance problem in Commerce City," 7 June 2019 The play of the first half came in the 31st minute when Ochoa leapt to tip away a corner kick rebound shot from Berg. Kyle Hightower,, "Sweden rout Mexico, both advance to Round of 16," 27 June 2018 In the fourth, Dockal made a simple and smart play: a square pass to a wide-open Picault, who then fed Alejandro Bedoya, who won a corner kick. Jonathan Tannenwald,, "Borek Dockal shows what he can do for the Union, especially if his teammates help," 30 Apr. 2018 In Marseille, where PSG is already despised, Neymar could barely take corner kicks because he was pelted with so many projectiles from the stands. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "A Billion Dollars Later, PSG Wonders Where It’s Heading," 26 Nov. 2018 In the second half at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, Die Mannschaft took 17 shots, had six corner kicks and six shots blocked and still couldn't cancel out Hirving Lozano's first-half winner. John Leicester,, "Is this the best-ever World Cup?," 29 June 2018 That makes every free kick and corner kick a scoring opportunity. Kevin Baxter,, "Argentina is easy favorite, but who else will advance from Group D," 7 June 2018

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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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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