Basketball has its court and soccer has its own field. Every game has its own place where it is to be played. Depending on the setting, soccer layouts or playing field for that matter varies in sizes or dimensions.
Here a certain field types and its specifications will be talked about. Three of the most common field types will be tackled here one by one.
International Matches Field
Obviously, this kind of field is the widest. This is where international matches as the name suggests were being played. The size of this field may range from 110 to 120 yards in length and between 70 to 80 yards in width.
Standard Matches Field
There is no exact required field dimension here as long as it does not go below 100 to 130 yards in length and its width does not go below 50 to 100 yards.
AYSO or Beginner Field
This bracket consists of very young players. That is why this field type needs to be proportionately small also. There is no specific size for this field as long as it is proportioned the similar way.
All the field types consists of the very same thing namely, the touch lines which serves as the lengthwise boundary of the field, goal lines which were shorter and marks the field edges. After marking the exact center of the field, a 10 yard circle is made around it. Another line cutting the field that can be found 18 yards away from each goal post towards the center of the field as in the case of an international match field is called a penalty area. This can be readily identifiable because it forms a big rectangle on each side of the field. Another line cutting across the field center is called a halfway line. Each goal post must be painted white. The line that can be seen inside the penalty area and the goal post is called the goal box. The field is not complete without the flagpost on every corner of the field and a quarter-circle towards the field that is drawn 1 yard away from every flagpost.
Specifications for all the playing field types may vary but the field size don't really matter as long as it is complete with all its required soccer layouts.
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