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In memory of the paradinha

Originally Published: May 31, 2010
By Andy Brassell | Special to ESPN.com

If you're getting ready for the World Cup, get ready for penalty shootouts, too. There will, however, be one notable absentee in the gamut of penalty-taking techniques on display. The International Football Association Board (IFAB), responsible for making the game's laws, met on May 18th at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, and signed off on an amendment to Law 14 (The Penalty Kick).

"Feinting in the run-up to take a penalty kick to confuse opponents is permitted," the amendment says. "However ...

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