How do penalties work in soccer?

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When players foul in their own penalty area, a penalty is given to the opposing team. The ball is put on a spot twelve yards away from goal and one player from the opposing team will try to score. Also, in some tournaments, if a game is drawn, penalties will be taken from both teams. The team which scores more penalties is the winner.

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A foul is any action forbidden by Law 12, Fouls and Misconduct. This includes striking or attempting to strike an opponent, tripping or attempting to trip an opponent, kicking or attempting to kick an opponent, jumping at an opponent, charging an opponent, spitting at an opponent or other person, holding an opponent or handling the ball. If any of these offenses are committed by the attacking team within the defending team's penalty area, the foul becomes a penalty kick. Other infractions, such as impeding the progress of an opponent, offside, and playing in a dangerous manner are not strictly fouls, but still carry penalties (not penalty kicks) of their own.

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