The box marked out directly in front of the goal is know as the goal area or 6 yard box. The soccer rules state that if the attacking team is last to touch the ball before it crosses the goal line, the defending team is awarded a goal kick to re start play. This kick is to be taken within the goal box, on the same side half of the box the ball went out. Any team member from the defending team may take the kick, and the defending team may have 2 players within the penalty area. The soccer rules state that no player from the defending team is allowed to be within the penalty area until the kick has been taken and the ball has left the penalty area, if the ball fails to leave the penalty area when kicked or if a player from either tame touched the ball before it leaves the penalty area, the goal kick will be taken again. Then a goal kick is taken, a player in an offside position that receives the ball directly from the goal kicker, (untouched by either player from both teams) is not offside.