FIFA 2010 World Cup Extra Time Rules, Updates



There are some rules in this FIFA 2010 World Cup for the Extra time play off which goes some thing like this:

Two fifteen-minute halves of extra time are played. If any team scores a goal during extra time, that team becomes the winner and the game ends at once.

If there are no goals after both periods of extra time, a penalty shootout decides the game. If the teams are still tied after a penalty shootout then the game goes to sudden-death penalties, where each team takes one penalty each, until only one team scores, resulting in that team winning the game.
  • After 90 minutes of play, if BOTH teams are still tied, two 15 minute periods will be played. The 2nd 15 minute is NOT required if a team is ahead after the 1st 15 minutes of play.
  • There is NO Golden goal rule in this tournament. This means that the 1st team that scores DOES NOT mean that they are the outright winner. Both teams must play the entire allotted time.
  • If BOTH teams are still tied after the two 15 minute periods, penalty kicks are used to determine the outcome of the game.
Paraguay vs Japan game is on its way and we guess it will in extra time so these rules would be implemented as tie cannot take place in the round of 16 match.

1 comments:

Anonymous { June 29, 2010 at 9:26 AM }
You have a mistake in:
"Two fifteen-minute halves of extra time are played. If any team scores a goal during extra time, that team becomes the winner and the game ends at once."

This implies Golden Goal is in effect, which in fact it is not.

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