This post explains spot kickthe football term ‘spot kick’.

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Spot kick

A spot kick is another way of saying a penalty. In the penalty area there is a place 12 yards away from the goal line which is known as the penalty spot and this is where players have to take the penalty from. Verbs that usually collocate with spot kick include ‘award a spot-kick‘ – when a referee gives a penalty and ‘convert the spot-kick‘ which means to score from the penalty.
Example: The referee awarded a spot-kick to Bayern Munich after consulting with the VAR.

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