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Question Number: 33489

Other 6/29/2019

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Unfamiliar ground markings on Copa America field.

Am wondering why there is a noticeable line running parallel approximately a meter out from the goal line in the goal area of the Arena Corinthians used in the Copa.

Can be seen at both ends.

Answer provided by Referee Jason Wright

Hi Russell,

To me this just looks like a field marking for a different field layout that they've made an effort to remove - usually by painting green.
Either that or the groundskeeper was having a really bad day when they first marked the field!

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Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Russell
I suspect it may be an old line that there was an effort to mark it out with green paint.
There is a minimum field of play size for international games so the existing field size may not have met those dimensions particularly if the pitch is not used frequently for internationals.

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