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Question Number: 30435

Law 1- The Field 5/20/2016

RE: Adult

Jeff lynch of Durham, Durham asks...

Is the 18 yard box . White lines included in the claim for a penalty . Or is it a free kick

Answer provided by Referee Jason Wright

Hi Jeff,

Lines always form part of the area they enclose. So the Penalty Area lines themselves form part of the Penalty Area.



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Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Jeff
The lines form part of the areas of which they are boundaries. So the penalty area lines are part of the penalty area. A ball on or touching the penalty area line is deemed to be inside the penalty area. A foul that happens on the line is deemed to have happened inside the penalty area.



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