Soccer Golden Goal

What is golden goal in soccer?

The golden goal is a goal that is made during a sudden death situation resulting in a team winning the soccer match. It is also a sudden death format common across many sports, that states that the first team to score goals in extra time is the winner.

Golden Goal Rules

Some fans may be familiar with the "golden goal" rule that existed for several editions of the FIFA World Cup. If the golden goal rule is in effect, the match ends immediately, as soon as one team scores the deciding goal. The golden goal rule is no longer used at the World Cup, so teams play out both 15-minute periods of time even if one team goes ahead during that time.