One of the most dramatic moments in many sports, especially soccer, is the shootout. The shootout is used to determine the winner of the games that cannot end in a tie. Used as a last resort tie breaker, the shootout intensifies the game for the players and the crowd.
In this article, we're going to cover the basics of the shootout, when it takes place and the concepts:
The shootout is used as a tie-breaker in important games and tournaments, such as the World Cup and Championship games in tournaments. Aside from the rules that determine when a shootout takes place, there are rules on how the shootout is conducted. Let's learn about them below.
The Shootout, also commonly referred to as Penalties or Penalty Shootout, is the tie-breaker used by several competitions to determine the winner of a match that cannot end in a tie. Normally, this means championships or elimination tournaments games will end with a shootout if the score is tied after regulation and extra time.
The shootout winner is determined by whoever scored the most points after five rounds of shots on goal. The kickers are determined by the managers, who will communicate from the sidelines who is to kick next for their team.
If still tied after five shootout rounds, another round is added until a team has more goals at the conclusion of a round.
Here are the steps of the shootout: