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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Frei reacted quickly, diving to his left and knocking the ball out for a corner kick to maintain a 2-1 advantage, and Sounders FC ended up winning by that score. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei had ‘save of the year’," 13 Nov. 2018 El Tri equalized in the 50th minute on a corner kick goal by Ricardo Pelaez. Fidel Martinez,, "20 years ago, Mexico and South Korea faced off at the World Cup. Here's what happened," 22 June 2018 After Knoepfle headed in Ruane's corner kick to make it 3-0, Crispo scored twice more. Steve Millar, Daily Southtown, "One year after missing season with knee injury, Erin Crispo's crisp start carries Lemont past Oak Forest," 5 Apr. 2018 In her first match against Washington, Eckerstrom had an overall solid outing, but failed to control a ball off a corner kick, which led to the Spirit finding their lone goal in the match. Jamie Goldberg,, "Portland Thorns goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom striving to make the most of opportunity on the field," 2 May 2018 Zinedine Zidane, a son of Algerians, headed in a pair of first-half corner kicks against heavily favored Brazil. Ronald Blum, Fox News, "Vive le France! And a lot of other nations, too," 15 July 2018 Kane managed to get the header past Farouk Ben Mustapha after the corner kick from Harry Maguire. Chris Chavez,, "WATCH: Harry Kane’s Stoppage-Time Header Gives England Win Over Tunisia," 18 June 2018 Emily Bringgold scored the other goal for SU off a header on a corner kick as both teams are now 1-1. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Jessie Ray has two goals and an assist as Seattle U women top Eastern Washington 3-0," 20 Aug. 2018 Croatia retaliated with a set-piece goal of its own on a corner kick. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The Biggest Takeaways From the 2018 World Cup," 16 July 2018

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First Known Use of corner kick

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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