Alternative to Shootouts to Break Draws in Football (American soccer) Matches

Suggestion: Replace shootouts at the end of tournament matches for the counts of corner shoots minus the count of faults during the game. Corner shoots are added to one-hundred and faults are subtracted from that figure.

Description: When the official time finishes with a draw, many of the crucial matches in football tournaments (either the champion match or some of the games to define the teams that move to the next round) get defined through penalty shootouts. This recommendation is an alternative to the unfairness of the current approach: Some 10 or a few more shoots after many matches and game hours. This proposal recommends the use of two factors:
(1) the number corner shoots of each team (which somehow measures team dominance during the match), and
(2) the number of faults (which is a clear measure of dirty playing).  Item 1 would be added to 100; item 2 would be subtracted. The team with a higher figure is the winner. In the unlikely case of a draw, yes, the match should go to shootouts.

Drivers: FIFA and its affiliate associations


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