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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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 Some Mexican supporters shouted the slur when German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was readying for a goal kick in the Group F match on Sunday. Fox News, "FIFA opens disciplinary case against Mexico over fans' alleged anti-gay chant at World Cup match," 18 June 2018 Some Mexican supporters chanted the slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared to take a goal kick in the 24th minute of Sunday's game at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. James Ellingworth, chicagotribune.com, "FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings vs. Mexico after fans chant anti-gay slur," 18 June 2018 Mexican fans were heard chanting the derogatory slurwhen Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared a goal kick in the 24th minute of the game in Moscow on Sunday. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "FIFA opens investigation after anti-gay slur chanted by Mexican fans at World Cup," 18 June 2018

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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