Rules of the Game: The penalty area is composed of two lines drawn at right angles to the goal line, 16.5 m (18 yards) from the inside of each goalpost. These lines extend into the field of play for a distance of 16.5 m (18 yards) and are joined by a lineRules of the Game: Within each penalty area, a penalty mark is made 12 yards (11 m) from the midpoint between the goalposts and equidistant to them. An arc of a circle with a radius of 10 yards (9.15 m) from each penalty mark is drawn outside the penalty Rules of the Game: The center mark of a field is indicated at the midpoint of the halfway line. A circle with a radius of 9.15 m (10 yds) is marked around it.The rules of the game were first written down in 1863 by the newly formed Football Association in England.The FA Cup in England is the world's oldest soccer competition, having first taken place in 1871.
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