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Corner Kick

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In sports , there are a series of rules or regulations that must be followed in order to regulate the game, establishing at the same time the main characteristics that will define the sport. All the rules are different, some of them can be applied in one or more related sports disciplines, this is the case of the corner kick , a simple and necessary way to be able to resume a game on certain occasions.

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What is a corner kick?

The corner kick is one of the ways in which a game can be restarted . It is a service that must be taken after the ball completely crosses any goal line after it has been touched by one of the opposing team’s players.

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Corner kick characteristics

Some of its main characteristics are mentioned below:

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  • It is marked at the moment in which the ball passes the baseline.
  • The ball can leave the line in the air or on the ground .
  • The ball is touched by a player from the opposing team .
  • The goalkeeper can also take a corner kick.
  • It can be done with the feet or with the hands , placing the ball in the back and over the head before throwing it.

Origin of the corner kick

The origin of the phrase corner kick was in 1877 , specifically on March 28 when the word corner was used for the first time to determine a specific play during a game.

Story

From its first use, the word was gaining strength. Little by little he managed to reach England and was quickly adapted by the teams, in the same way he spread throughout the world and, when he reached countries that spoke Spanish, he changed to a corner kick . Years later, it was recognized as an essential part of football matches mainly, and the two words, corner and corner kick are used today.

Application in football

How to mark

In a soccer game, the corner kick is marked at the moment in which the ball completely crosses the goal line , which can be by air or by ground, after it has been touched by a player belonging to the opposite side .

How the ball is put into play

To put the ball back into play through a corner kick, the ball must first be placed in the corner , just next to the flag . The service must be done with the skin after the referee’s whistle blows . The way to put the ball back in the game can be done by means of the Olympic goal , short service or long service.

Rules

The rules to be followed to execute the corner kick are:

  • The flag cannot be removed.
  • Place the ball in the inner quadrant of the flag placed in the corner closest to the place where the ball went out.
  • The players of the opposing team must keep a distance of 9.15 meters from the corner area and may move until the ball is back in play.
  • The ball must be hit by the foot of the player .
  • The player taking the corner kick cannot touch the ball immediately after being hit, he must wait for another player to touch it.
  • If the player unintentionally hits an opponent with the ball when executing it, the referee must allow play to continue.

Mistakes

The main errors that can occur is that the players do not keep the proper distance ; the player taking the throw-in may not properly calculate the distance to kick the ball.

Corner kick in futsal

How to mark

In futsal , a corner kick can be scored at the moment in which the ball passes the baseline without taking into account the part that is included between the goal posts and the crossbar as long as it was last touched by a player from the opposing team.

How the ball is put into play

The ball is put into play in a corner kick, placing it in the corner of the court, subsequently, the player must kick the ball so that the players, previously placed 5 meters away, can start the game .

Rules

The main rules are as follows:

  • It must be executed with the foot by one of the players of the attacking team.
  • The ball must be placed in the corner quadrant .
  • The player who performs it cannot touch the ball immediately after taking the service.
  • The opponents must keep a distance of 5 meters from the quadrant .
  • The goal from the corner kick is allowed .

Mistakes

An error that can occur is that the player touches the ball again immediately after serving . The remove the flag from the corner when the ball is also considered an error hits.

Handball corner kick

How to mark

The corner kick in handball is scored when the ball passes the goal line , which has previously been touched by a defender .

How the ball is put into play

To put the ball in the game again, the player must be placed in the corner formed by the line of band and line goal . Subsequently the player will hit the ball with his hand.

Rules

To perform this type of serve, the player must be placed in the corner , in part outside the court without touching the inside then must perform the hit ball with his hand.

Mistakes

A common mistake that can occur in handball corner kicks includes that the handball was last touched by a defender and then the defender completely crossed the goal line . If the goal line is less than 16 meters, players cannot make the mistake of trying to score a point.

Importance

The corner kick is of great importance in a game for the team because this type of kick can represent one of the best opportunities to get the ball into the back of the net . It is considered by many soccer experts as one of the most positive techniques in a match because, in addition to motivating the players , it also gives them time to rearrange the team to try to score the goal.

Historic corners

Some examples of historical serves in the world are the following:

  • An impressive corner kick in a game between New York Red Bull and Zubar in 2015.
  • Corner kick made in the 79th minute between a soccer match whose rivals were Barcelona and England . Made by Trent Alexander-Arnold who assisted Divock Origi, who managed to score the goal that allowed the English to qualify for the final of one of the European tournaments.

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