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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.

https://www.yoursoccerdose.com/11881859-colombia-vs-chile-copa-america/

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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