At 90 minutes, extra time could be played 8-a-side. If a team has had one or more players dismissed, they play with 7.
How about in extra time each team loses one man and starts with 10 men then they have to lose a player every ten minutes......
Sounds a bit knackering that. 8 tired players running around on a full size pitch.At 90 minutes, extra time could be played 8-a-side. If a team has had one or more players dismissed, they play with 7.
I would allow complete interchangeability between the 8 on-field and 3 who have gone off so it’s not too exhausting for individuals (and so there is enough energy available for teams to keep attacking) - and maybe also allocate teams an extra 2 substitutes to add to any they didn’t use in the 90 minutes- again for player safety and to maintain energy level.
It’s against the rules of football to play with less than 7, so if a team goes down to 6 players, they lose.
Perhaps combine with golden goal. I would be amazed if that didn’t reduce the need for penalties to almost zero - and would be a fairer, more team-based solution.
Surely reducing team numbers has been trialled before. But maybe not this Regardless Format (copyright)! Could be worth a shot.
Penalty shootouts are class,one of the best things in tournament football