The Golden Purpose rule at all times managed to divide opinion when it existed.
Launched within the 1990s by governing physique FIFA, it was hoped that the ruling would promote attacking soccer in extra-time – however ended up doing the other.
What was the Golden Purpose rule?
The system was easy – rating the primary purpose in extra-time and win the sport.
FIFA started trialling the system in youth matches as early as 1993, earlier than it was introduced into senior worldwide clashes on the Olympics and Confederations Cup.
It determined the 1996 European Championship as Germany beat the Czech Republic because of Oliver Bierhoff’s purpose.
France 98 was the primary World Cup to make use of it, and the hosts had been the benefactors within the last-16 towards Paraguay.
Beneath the cosh and with the South People trying prone to spoil the celebration, Laurent Blanc popped up with the dramatic winner.
And two years later David Trezeguet received Euro 2000 with a Golden Purpose towards Italy.
The 2002 World Cup noticed three golden objectives with Senegal beating Sweden and South Korea beating Italy within the Spherical of 16 with the rule.
Senegal then misplaced to Turkey within the quarter-finals of the identical event.
However the rule simply wasn’t working the way in which it was designed and sides had been more and more getting extra defensive in extra-time, terrified of conceding moderately than being inspired to assault.
When was it abolished?
FIFA tried the silver purpose in 2003 in its place, which might see sides main after the first-half of extra-time successful the sport.
That was poorly acquired too they usually had been compelled to desert the experiment.
Following Euro 2004, the entire concept was scrapped.