penalty kick


Definition of penalty kick

1 : a free kick in rugby
2 : a free kick at the goal in soccer made from a point 12 yards in front of the goal and allowed for certain violations within a designated area around the goal

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Teammate Leandro Paredes added the other goal in the 33rd minute, converting a penalty kick after an apparent handball by a Mexico player. Terrence Thomas,, "Soccer titans put on show in Alamo City," 11 Sep. 2019 To Ocando, walking is akin to a player inching up to take a penalty kick. Drake Hills, azcentral, "Phoenix Rising FC helps sports lawyer from Venezuela embrace new home in Tempe," 27 Aug. 2019 Leonel Miranda converted a penalty kick in the 31st for the other Tijuana goal. Ivan Orozco, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Xolos’ Sanvezzo scores against former team, but Tijuana falls to Queretaro," 13 Aug. 2019 Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal in the championship game, kicking off a party that carried over to the tarmac in Newark. Jake Seiner,, "US Women’s World Cup champs arrive home ahead of parade," 9 July 2019 Brazil sealed victory when Richarlison, who had missed a few matches because of the mumps, converted a penalty kick in the 90th after Everton was fouled. Time, "Brazil Beats Peru to Win Its First Copa América Title Since 2007," 9 July 2019 LouCity had a chance to equalize in the first half, but Magnus Rasmussen sent a penalty kick over the crossbar in the 40th minute for a 1-0 halftime deficit. David Harten, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville City FC comes back to beat Nashville SC on late goal from Hoppenot," 6 July 2019 Alex Morgan celebrated her 30th birthday on Tuesday by scoring a decisive goal and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stopped a late penalty kick in a 2-1 United States victory over England in the Women's World Cup semifinal in Lyon, France. NBC News, "Alex Morgan and Alyssa Naeher lead U.S. women to 2-1 victory over England in World Cup semis," 2 July 2019 Rapinoe’s first penalty kick came in the seventh minute after Tobin Heath was brought down in the box by Spain’s Maria Leon. Kevin Baxter,, "Soccer! U.S.-France is the match everyone was waiting for," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of penalty kick

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of penalty kick

: a kick in soccer or rugby that a player makes when the other team has broken a rule

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