Law X - Method of Scoring

         

1. GOAL SCORED
Except as otherwise provided by these Laws, a goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goal posts and under the cross bar.

2. WINNING TEAM
The team scoring more goals shall be the winner. If both teams score an equal number of goals, or if no goals are scored, the game shall be a draw.

 

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BALL POSITION
A goal may not be allowed if the whole of the ball has not crossed the goal line.

OUTSIDE AGENT
If the ball is stopped by an outside agent (i.e., dog, spectator), play shall be stopped.
A. Then shall be restarted appropriately in accordance with Law VIII-7, where the ball came into contact with the interference.
B. A goal may not be allowed if the ball touches an outside agent before entering the goal.
C. The referee is not an outside agent.

REFEREE DECISION
The referee may not award a goal unless in a position to observe and be certain that the ball has completely crossed the goal-line, or an assistant referee in such a position and signals that fact to the referee.

 

 

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