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Football Glossary: Disallowed Goal

(a) Disallowed Goal

A goal that has not been allowed due to a foul, an offside decision or another illegal action. Another expression is ‘To have a goal chalked off‘.

  • Example: Diego Maradona’s goal against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final should have been disallowed for handball.
  • Example: Mexico had two disallowed goals in their opening match of the 2014 World Cup

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