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football (chiefly British) a game in which two teams of eleven players attempt to advance a ball into an opposing goal by kicking or striking it with body parts other than the hands and arms; soccer. [2/4 definitions]
forward in sports such as soccer and basketball, a player whose position on offense is usu. closest to the opposing team's goal. [1/13 definitions]
goalkeeper the player who is responsible for defending his or her team's goal in soccer, hockey, lacrosse, and the like.
goalpost in other games such as soccer and hockey, either of the two upright posts at the front of the goal. [1/2 definitions]
goaltender on a team, a defensive position assigned to protect the goal, esp. in soccer, hockey, or lacrosse.
halfback in soccer and other field sports, an offensive player stationed behind the forward line. [1/2 definitions]
matchup the assigning of one player to defend against another player, as in basketball, soccer, or football. [1/2 definitions]
Mia Hamm U.S. professional soccer player and Olympic gold medalist, who at the age of 19 became the youngest woman to win a World Cup championship; born Mariel Margaret Hamm (b.1972).
midfield the area of a playing field in sports such as football or soccer about halfway between the goals. [1/2 definitions]
net1 something made of such a fabric, as in various sports such as tennis, basketball, hockey, and soccer. [1/6 definitions]
penalty kick in soccer, a free kick from a point 12 feet in front of the goal and with only the goalie defending, awarded to one team to penalize a violation by the other team. [1/2 definitions]
save1 the goalkeeper's turning away a shot on the goal, esp. in hockey or soccer. [1/10 definitions]
soccer ball the round ball used in the game of soccer.
touchline in rugby or soccer, either of the sidelines of the playing field.
World Cup the Football World Cup, an international soccer tournament held every four years in which national teams compete for the world championship, represented by a large trophy cup. [1/2 definitions]