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Class 9 NCERT Solutions English Chapter 7(C) - Hockey and Football

Hockey and Football Exercise 155

Solution 3




Spherical in shape, circumference between 224 and 235 millimetres, weight between 156 and 163 grams. Material of the ball should be hard, smooth and white in colour.

Spherical , round, leather-covered, inflated rubber bladder

27-28 inches in circumference and 397-454 grams in weight.

Playing Area:

Rectangular in shape,100 yards long and 60 yards wide.

Rectangular grass or artificial turf within a clearly defined area. length of the pitch is in the range of 100-110 m and the width is in the range of 64-75 m


Divided into two periods of thirty-five minutes each with a break in between.

Divided into two periods of 45 minutes each known as halves with a half time break of 15 minutes.


Two umpires control the game by administering the rules. Responsible for keeping time.

Game controlled by a referee along with two linesmen. Referee responsible for keeping time.


Free hit awarded for any foul committed outside the penalty area. Penalty corner awarded if foul is committed or the ball is hit outside goal-line.

Free kick or penalty kick is awarded for fouls committed.

Penalty Area:

A semi circular area 14.63m from the goal

A rectangular area 40.2m wide and extending 16.5 m into the field where the goal keeper operates.