View Full Version : Penalty shootout
12-06-2006, 03:59 AM
Can a player make a substitution before a shoot-out despite a game being played for the full 120 minutes?
I mean, it could be quite useful. Although, I remember a European game several years ago I think where a keeper was replaced by another just a few minutes before the end of extra-time.
12-07-2006, 11:04 PM
Eligible players are only those finishing the game. You could have a sub who doesn't get a kick, or even where the final whistle goes immediately after he comes on.
Maybe there's a case for allowing anyone in the squad...even if they had been substituted or didn't play at all. That probably sounds daft, but is it any more daft than coming on for two seconds and being eligible?
An interesting question I once saw concerns where a player has been red carded during 90/120 minutes, meaning one team has fewer players eligible. If the shoot-out is level after 5 each and then the next five, the full eleven is then at a disadvantage because they have their eleventh choice penalty taker whereas the 'sinning' team can go back to one of their original first choices.
Granted that would be rare, but PKs have been known to go well beyond 5 each.
It'll probably happen one day. No doubt the player scoring from both of his penalties and, thus, winning the tie for his team will be the cause of the red card of the opponent when he was the one who should have been dismissed.
01-03-2007, 06:54 AM
From what I'm aware, BristolUK, the team with 11 players has to nominate someone not to take a penalty, so that both sides only have 10 eligible players.
Which, if I'm right, would probably mean 11 players all asking to be let off penalty duty. I can see it now...
"I'm not taking one, I've, er, hurt my leg"
"Well, I've gone blind in one eye so I can't take one."
"So? I've gone blind in both eyes."
"Yeah? Well, I'm English!!"
"Bloody hell!! Alright, you win!"
01-03-2007, 03:52 PM
lol man that was an awesome skit there, lol
but as to my opinion i see no problem with how the rules are already. if one team actually has subs left then if they want to bring on the player a couple of seconds before the 120 wistle blows no problem with me
03-08-2009, 06:33 PM
i think u should be able to use the remaining subs but that is rare because after 120 mins u have probably used all 3
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