Football is a game for the masses. The beautiful game has been and will be entertaining the people with the style of play, trickery and finally, the star players.
Football is a game for the masses.
The beautiful game has been and will be entertaining the people with the style of play, trickery and finally, the star players.
When a game is at lockdown, it takes a special effort from a certain Cristiano Ronaldo or a Lionel Messi to break the duck and score a special goal.
And thus coming to the fact of an away goal rule, off late FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Friday called for an end to rule in clashes with two matches.
The President said that the rule favours clubs who play away in the second leg because extra time can give an extra opportunity to get a goal with double value.
In a column to the FIFA magazine he said, “It is time to rethink the system. The idea dates back to a time when away games were often an adventure, involving journeys that could be long and arduous. As well established as the rule is, it can be viewed critically today, because it favours the team playing away in the 2nd leg,” said the 78-year-old FIFA leader.
As far as the ‘away rule’ goes, it is notably used in the Champions League knockout stages and other European club competitions where it was introduced in 1965. So it goes like when two sides are level after two legs, the team which has scored more goals away from home go through the next round.
The system is no longer used in the semi-finals of promotion play-offs in the English League. But the Major League Soccer in the USA and the CONCACAF Champions League in the Americas only count goals scored in the 90 minutes of regulation time.
With that said, Sepp Blatter’s irresponsive idea can come to haunt him. Football is a game between two teams, eyeing to land the numero uno spot as well as earn a righteous victory. But there are some rules and regulations that shouldn’t be hampered with and thus, it’s about time Mr. Blatter obeyed those orders!