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Blatter calls for an end to penalty shootouts

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Sepp Blatter has described penalty shootouts a "tragedy" and is hoping an alternative solution can be found.

Both the African Nations Cup and Champions League finals this year were decided on penalties, and the World Cup final has twice - in 1994 and 2006 - gone to a shootout.

FIFA president Blatter has now called on Franz Beckenbauer, head of the Football Task Force 2014 that has been charged with recommending rule changes, to come up with another means of deciding matches.

"Football can be a tragedy when you go to penalty kicks," Blatter told the FIFA Congress in Budapest. "Football should not go to one-to-one. When it goes to penalty kicks, football loses its essence.

"Perhaps Franz Beckenbauer with his Football 2014 group can show us a solution - perhaps not today but in the future."

Beckenbauer, an honorary president at Bayern Munich, had said Chelsea were deserving Champions League winners in the wake of their shootout victory over his former club at the Allianz Arena.

"Why are the English to blame when Bayern are not able to convert their dominance? Luck was on Chelsea's side this time and that is why they are deserved Champions League winners," he said. "Nonetheless, Bayern was the better team for most parts of the game."

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lost the plot

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The sooner this silly old c*nt dies the better.

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He's a prick, I bet had Bayern won on pens this statement wouldn't have been made.

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Silly old man.

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Do you remember those one on one situations you get with the keeper. They use to do it in the mls would be the best thing. But to be honest just leave how it is.

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^^ that would be pretty cool and takes a bit more skill than a penalty

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Do you remember those one on one situations you get with the keeper. They use to do it in the mls would be the best thing. But to be honest just leave how it is.

Actually a sick idea

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Penalties should stay

The ultimate challenge of mental fortitude in the game

Yes it takes away from the team aspect of the game but it emphasises the individual aspect

Blatter is just trying to belittle Chelsea's win

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You mean what they do in NHL, go from the halfway line one on one with the GK

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He's a prick, I bet had Bayern won on pens this statement wouldn't have been made.

The Bingo.

Salty guy.

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He's a prick, I bet had Bayern won on pens this statement wouldn't have been made.

The Bingo.

Salty guy.

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You mean what they do in NHL, go from the halfway line one on one with the GK

Not sure what they do in NHL but you must remember them old nes football games if you drew a match you would have to run with the ball and beat the keeper. But like how fifa starts and there was a time limit pretty sure u had to take on a defender also who's aim was to get the ball past the half way line.

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That one they did in the MLS failed big time.

It needs to be left as it is, penalties bring so much drama, tension, suspense and emotion. It has the chances of being a real roller coaster ride.

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He's so salty whenever an English club achieves anything.

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Football calls for an end to Blatter

Guy talks too much man

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what a cocksucking faggot thing to say

penalties are a decisive and righteous popcorn moment for the family

clearly hinting at some kind of boxing style points system so the evil fifa overlords can control results as they wish

f*ck blatter

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He's a prick, I bet had Bayern won on pens this statement wouldn't have been made.

C/s he's a prat.

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Why is this c*nt still in charge. Should have been fired years ago! Fucking dinosaur.

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Still want to end it now Sepp after that play off final?

:lol:

Keeper skied it at the end.

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saw this on BBC News

one of the options was for judges to decide which team played better if theres a draw

now, i only watch the big matches, but even i plainfaced the TV for a while

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