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Does a sudden death liven up the game? Rules, incentives, and strategy in football

Does a sudden death liven up the game? Rules, incentives, and strategy in football
Does a sudden death liven up the game? Rules, incentives, and strategy in football
In an effort to stimulate more attractive football, the international football association FIFA, has recently introduced the "sudden death" or "golden goal" rule for games going into extra time play. This paper analyses under which conditions, if any, the introduction of the sudden death rule improves the attractiveness of the football game. Our results indicate that the new rule will not change the behavior of equally powerful teams.
soccer, game theory, golden goal rule
0938-2259
411-421
Banerjee, Anurag N.
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Swinnen, Johan F.M.
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Banerjee, Anurag N.
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Swinnen, Johan F.M.
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Banerjee, Anurag N. and Swinnen, Johan F.M. (2003) Does a sudden death liven up the game? Rules, incentives, and strategy in football. Economic Theory, 23 (2), 411-421. (doi:10.1007/s00199-003-0402-3).

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In an effort to stimulate more attractive football, the international football association FIFA, has recently introduced the "sudden death" or "golden goal" rule for games going into extra time play. This paper analyses under which conditions, if any, the introduction of the sudden death rule improves the attractiveness of the football game. Our results indicate that the new rule will not change the behavior of equally powerful teams.

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: soccer, game theory, golden goal rule

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Local EPrints ID: 33385
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33385
ISSN: 0938-2259
PURE UUID: 5412ffd2-9d15-4a96-aa73-c13ad1dd1b88

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Date deposited: 15 May 2006
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 19:07

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Author: Anurag N. Banerjee
Author: Johan F.M. Swinnen

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