Goal

A goal in football creates a score for a successful team. When a goal crosses the goal line, in between the goal post and the crossbar, without any offense, it is considered as a score or a goal. The referee signals for successful goals. The play restarts after the ball is dropped. In cases when the goalkeeper throws the ball directly to the opponent’s goal, a goal kick is then awarded.

Winning in Football Games

The team that gets the most number of goals is the winning team for a football match. If both teams fail to score a goal during the whole of the match or if they score the same number of goals, the match becomes a draw. In these cases, the best option to decide which of the team wins a draw match is to follow the away goals rule, two extra times not exceeding 15 minutes each, also known as a game extension, or to have kicks from the penalty mark. One or a combination of these methods can be used to determine tie matches. Kicks from the penalty mark are usually taken after the end of a match, not unless stated or relevant with any existing laws of the game.

Kicks on the Penalty Mark

To select a winner in a tie football game using kicks on the penalty line, ground conditions and safety will be initially accessed. The referee tosses a coin to be able to determine which side the kick will be taken. Another toss is taken to be able to decide which team will take the first kick. The winning team for the toss can choose to kick first or to kick last. Kicks can only be taken by players currently playing in the match or players that are temporarily off the field due to an injury or those adjusting their equipment. A substitute for the goal player is also allowed if the initial goal player is unable to continue. The relieved goalkeeper is also not allowed to take a kick. Teams are responsible for selecting the order of the eligible players for the kick, without having to inform the referee.

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