In many outdoor ball sports, goal line refers to the line which a team is attempting to advance the ball or puck towards. In particular, see
- Association football pitch for usage of the term in soccer
- ESPN Goal Line, television show that gives live looks at multiple college football games
- Goal line (American football) for usage in American and Canadian football
- Goal line (ice hockey) for usage in ice hockey.
- Goal line, for usage in rugby league football, also called try-line
Other articles related to "goal, goal line, line, lines":
... This is usually happens when the attacking team is close to the opposition's goal-line, and wants to occupy all the opposition's forwards in one area to give the backs more space ... They may also think they can force the scrum over the goal-line and score a "pushover" try ... A pushover try can occur the instant the ball touches the goal line ...
... in their shooting circle which does not prevent the probable scoring of a goal a defending player commits an intentional offence in their shooting ... by pointing both arms horizontally towards the respective goal ... awarded, a maximum of five defending players (including the goalkeeper) line up behind the back line either in the goal or within 5 metres of the nearest goal post ...
... In both rugby and American football all the major interior lines run transversely across the playing area ... field of play and a scoring zone in both sports is called the goal line (though sometimes it is incorrectly referred to as the try line in rugby union) ... of rugby is divided into halves by a half way line, an American football field has a 50 yard line which is sometimes referred to as the midfield line ...
... A ghost goal, also known as a phantom goal, is a term used in association football to describe a questionable decision, usually involving incertitude or controversy as to whether or not a ball crossed the goal ... A ghost goal can be awarded without the ball ever crossing the goal-line and, conversely, it can also be awarded when the ball crosses the goal-line unseen by the referee ...
... Defense used on the goal line or in short yardage situations where the entire defense lines up close to the line of scrimmage in an attempt to stop an expected running play ... It is usually used to counter a Goal Line offense ... receiving corps, some defenses may be forced to keep their defensive backs in goal-line situations, weakening their ability to stop the run ...
Famous quotes containing the words line and/or goal:
“One line typed twenty years ago
can be blazed on a wall in spraypaint
to glorify art as detachment
or torture of those we
did not love but also
did not want to kill.”
—Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)
“To enumerate the different trades by which the women in New York are endeavoringnot to livethat for many of them is as utterly unattainable a goal as the end of the rainbowbut simply to postpone as long as possible their appearance at the morgue or the cemeteryto attempt to do this would be useless.”
—Katharine Pearson Woods (18531923)