Take penalties before playing the match and skip the extra time after a draw


6 ideas / 9 votes


  • date posted:
  • June 28th, 2012
  • geographical impact:
  • Worldwide
  • category: The game
    • The rules
    • Scoring
    • Penalties / Suspensions / Punishments

Description of this idea

Extra time almost never results in better football or a goal being scored. Skip the extra time, and just take the penalties before the game has started. So if the game ends in a draw, you know who has won. Simple.

Inspiration for this idea

Al matches that end with extra time and tired players. For example the game Spain - Portugal in the semi final of the Euro 2012 tournament