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 crowd teemed with excitement as Dynamo forward Romell Quioto situated the ball for a corner kick from the right side of the field then launched the ball into the box. Glynn A. Hill, Houston Chronicle, "Dynamo roll to shutout of Minnesota United," 8 July 2018 Maguire opened the scoring in the 30th minute, heading in a corner kick from Ashley Young. Kevin Baxter,, "England reaches semifinals after beating Sweden, 2-0," 7 July 2018 Deep into stoppage time with England ahead 1-0, Mina headed the ball off of a corner kick by Juan Cuadrado. Jenna West,, "WATCH: Yerry Mina Sends Colombia-England Into Extra Time With 93rd-Minute Header," 3 July 2018 Suarez scored the winning goal in his 100th international appearance for Uruguay, knocking in a corner kick from Carlos Sanchez in the 23rd minute to give the two-time champions a 1-0 victory over the Saudis on Wednesday. Derek Gatopoulos,, "Luis Suarez scores to put Uruguay in World Cup knockout round with 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia," 20 June 2018 De Bruyne and Hazard have generated a few chances, and Belgium almost scored off a couple of corner kicks. Rory Smith, New York Times, "France, With Flash to Spare, Reaches the World Cup Final," 11 July 2018 Sure, penalties and corner kicks come from having the ball and attacking. Brian Straus,, "Quarterfinal Stage a Narrative Tipping Point for World Cup Contenders," 5 July 2018 Switzerland tied the match in the 50th minute with Steven Zuber heading in a corner kick. Jesse Yomtov, USA TODAY, "World Cup 2018: Switzerland rallies back to hold Brazil to a draw," 17 June 2018 Dom Dwyer headed home a cross from Sacha Kljestan in the 60th minute and center back Lamine Sane followed suit in the 63rd minute with a header of his own off corner kick of Yoshi Yotún. Jordan Culver, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City rallies to defeat Real Salt Lake, wins sixth consecutive game," 6 May 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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