New mode for international football tournaments
The last two Soccer World Championships were 0-0 after 90 minutes.
The last two copa americas were 0-0 after 90 minutes.
The last European Championship was 0-0 after 90 minutes.
Since I am really sick of big football (i. e. soccer) tournament finals always being nill-nill after 90 minutes, I propose the following:
- Always have a game for third place. (In the World Championship, there is, but in the European Championship, there actually isn't.)
- If in the finals, there is no goal after 90 minutes, both finalists are disqualified, and the winner of the game for third place will be declared champion.
Consequences: Instead of having just one typically boring final, you get two exciting matches. #1 the game for third place will be meaningful, as the winner could still become champion. #2 the finals will be more interesting, as both teams will scramble and push hard to somehow score a goal, the longer the game progresses.
Note that the finalists will only be disqualified if there are no goals. A 1-1 after 90 minutes is fine, then the game will continue into overtime, as usual.