History of
the Laws of the Game


The "golden goal"  and

the return to the penalty spot

2000s Rule Book

Can find small changes in the rules .

when moving players for a goal kick, you are now not allowed to move them closer than 1cm to an opposing figure, rather than the previous 12mm.

The "golden goal" rule for extra time is given as an option, and the penalty shoot-out is now taken from the penalty spot, rather than the five spots on the shooting line.