Laws of the Game

2020/21

2. Winning team

The team scoring the greater number of goals is the winner. If both teams score no goals or an equal number of goals, the match is drawn.

When competition rules require a winning team after a drawn match or home-and-away tie, the only permitted procedures to determine the winning team are:

  • away goals rule

  • two equal periods of extra time not exceeding 5 minutes each

  • kicks from the penalty mark

A combination of the above procedures may be used