Penalty kicks were an active part of Euro Cup 2012. In fact, PK Shootouts have been a typical part of all the major FIFA tournaments for more than 25 years.
It’s hard to remember a tournament that didn’t have at least one penalty shootout to decide things.
But is this really the best way to end games?
And, what about the old ‘Golden Goal’? The one in overtime that ends the match no matter what.
Would playing on until a goal is scored be a purer, better way to end things?
Vote below and comment with your thoughts.
Howard Alperin is Managing Editor of AmericanizeSoccer.com