Big news coming out of Berlin as Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, announced that the soccer governing body is thinking about eliminating ties in all games of the World Cup.
In the history of the the international tournament, first-round games have always ended in a tie if both sides were level. This would be a huge step for the sport and would make the first round of the tournament much more interesting. I don’t know about you but I find it frustrating watching 90 minutes of a match and not have a winner. While Blatter didn’t get into specifics he hinted that the change could involve going directly to a shootout after 90 minutes of regulation or add a golden goal overtime.
Instead of giving one point to both teams the two sides would battle it out for all three points. which are so important in the group stage of the tournament. Personally I think this would be amazing move for the tournament.