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meeting of the International Board was held in London on Monday, 2nd June 1890, all the delegates being present (Messrs. Park and Campbell represented Scotland).

It was resolved to add Law 16 to Law 1 and thus include goal-kicks in the last clause of Law 9.
Law 14 to stand unaltered.

The Irish Association's proposals were withdrawn but it was resolved to legislate at the next Annual Conference on the following rule, viz.
"If any player shall deliberately trip or hold an opposing player, or deliberately handle the ball within 12 yards of his own goal-line, the referee shall, on appeal, award the opposing side a penalty-kick, to be taken from any point 12 yards from the goal-line under the following conditions - All players, with the exception of the player taking the penalty kick and the opposing goalkeeper, shall stand behind the ball and at least 6 yards from it. The ball shall be in play when the kick is taken. A goal may be scored from the penalty-kick".

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