The 2nd half in football is the second of two halves in a football game. The 2nd half consists of two quarters of game time. At the start of the 2nd half the coin toss options from the start of the game will take effect. For example, if the winning team chose to defer they get their first choice from choosing which goal to defend or to kick or receive. If the score is tied at the end of the 2nd half extra quarters of game time called overtime can be played to decide the winning team.