30 July 2006

Matildas lose in yet another penalty shoot out

In the final of the women's soccer Asian Cup China has defeated Australia (the Matildas) in yet another penalty shoot out. While the game seems to have been played in a good spirit, unlike the semi-final between China and North Korea , IMO once again the way the result was achieved shows the limitations of the inherently low-scoring sport which is soccer/football. Surely someone can come up with a better idea? What about suspending the off-side rule if extra time is played?

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