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  • n  (sports) the area immediately in front of the goal

  • But once Hakan Yakan converted a pass from Gelson Fernandes that nearly stopped dead in the goalmouth, in the 31st minute, there was no way the game was going to be stopped.
  • WORST MUFF In a goalmouth melee following an English corner, Denmark's Thomas Sorensen stopped Rio Ferdinand's shot with his chest, but then his flailing arms pushed the ball into .
  • Adidas is defending its soccer business the way the Italians do their goalmouth--tenaciously.
News & Articles

  • Opta Spotlight: How would the MLS table look if you included hitting woodwork in the scoring equation?
    Behold the woodwork, the impartial arbitrator that effectively determines the fate of a shot, deflection or any other ball that finds itself on a collision course with the fringe of the goalmouth.
    June 17, 2013 - MLS via Yahoo! Sports
  • NHL-Blackhawks take 1-0 lead in Game Two
    June 15 (Reuters) - Patrick Sharp scored from a wild goalmouth scramble to stake the Chicago Blackhawks to 1-0 first period lead over the Boston Bruins in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday. The Blackhawks, coming off a thrilling triple-overtime win in Game One, set a furious right off the opening faceoff and dominated the opening period outshooting the Bruins 19-4. Their hard work ...
    June 16, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Zico in USA Today
    If we weren't getting our opportunities, I'd be worried, but that's not the case,Japan coach Zico said. "We we're almost there at the goalmouth, but didn't get it in."
  • Marcus Allback in Bloomberg
    At first I thought about lobbing the ball over the keeper but without thinking I headed it across the goalmouth and the next thing I knew the whole stadium erupted,Allback told reporters. "We had so many chances."
  • Sepp Blatter in France24
    You cannot ensure it works when there are a bunch of players inside the goalmouth and you cannot see the ball, or when there is poor visibility,said Blatter. "FIFA are of the opinion that the systems are very costly, would not add anything...

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