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Laws of the Game
The Method of Scoring
A goal is scored when the whole of the
ball passes over the goal line, between
the goalposts and under the crossbar,
provided that no infringement of the
Laws of the Game has been committed
previously by the team scoring the
The team scoring the greater number of
goals during a match is the winner. If both teams score an equal number
of goals, or if no goals are scored, the match is drawn.
For matches ending in a draw, competition rules may state provisions
involving extra time, or other procedures approved by the International
F.A. Board to determine the winner of a match.