Rules of the Game: during a penalty kick, the players other than the kicker must be inside the field of play but outside the penalty area and at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the penalty mark.Rules 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 The first African nation to qualify for the World Cup was Egypt in 1934. The second was Morocco in 1970.The first African nation to qualify for the World Cup was Egypt in 1934. The second was Morocco in 1970.Columbus Crew Stadium, which opened in 1999, was the first stadium in the US built specifically for a MLS team. It has a seating capacity of 22,500.