goal kick


Definition of goal kick 

: a free kick in soccer awarded to a defensive player when the ball is driven out of bounds over the end line by an opposing player

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Extra time looming now, and Subasic is taking his time with the goal kick. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Croatia Digs Deeper, Burying England’s World Cup Dreams," 12 July 2018 On the ensuing sequence off his goal kick, Isco fired home a low chance from the center of the box–off another assist from Asensio–doubling the lead in the 27th minute. Avi Creditor, SI.com, "WATCH: Isco Hat Trick Leads Spain's 6-1 Rout Over Messi-Less Argentina," 27 Mar. 2018 Nick Rimando's goal kick was intercepted and Elis was left open in front of goal to head home Romell Quioto's cross. Houston Chronicle, "Dynamo fall to Kyle Beckerman, Real Salt Lake," 30 May 2018 If the appearance of amorous songs of tribute for Osorio felt remarkable, so, too, did the sudden absence of another chant — the homophobic taunt that Mexico fans have traditionally cried out in unison whenever opponents take goal kicks. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "Love Story: Mexico Wins Again and Its Fans Roar for the Coach," 24 June 2018 The visitors nearly took the lead two minutes later from a corner when Van Dijk's header looked to be heading on target before Mane inadvertently diverted it behind for a goal kick to Palace. SI.com, "Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool: Late Salah Strike Rescues Win for Reds Against Stubborn Eagles," 31 Mar. 2018 As Keylor Navas went to take a goal kick, Mohamed Salah slowly subsided, sinking with a desperate sadness to the ground. Jonathan Wilson, SI.com, "Real Madrid's Champions League Triumph Defined By Bale's Heroics, Salah's Injury," 26 May 2018 The second: the return — on Gay Pride Night, no less — of an anti-gay Spanish-language chant by fans each time FC Dallas keeper Jesse Gonzalez attempted a goal kick. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Galaxy aims to reverse two trends in the last MLS game before its World Cup break," 8 June 2018 Despite being given an excellent opportunity to double their lead, Lingard was unable to connect with a sumptuous Ashley Young cross to the back post, with the ball bouncing out for a goal kick. SI.com, "Tunisia 1-2 England: Injury Time Harry Kane Header Sees Off Tunisia in England's World Cup Opener," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of goal kick

1881, in the meaning defined above

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