What the markings of football (soccer) pitch mean

Euros 2020 is underway and bringing a form of unity and celebration like never before given the current covid-19 climate.

To get really involved in the beautiful game, understand what the commentators, referees and pundits are talking about, a great starting point is knowing some of the basics – what those markings are, on a football pitch.

11-a-side football pitch with its FIFA standard markings

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