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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  05/ABR/2006 10:17 AM
Assunto:  Football (soccer)

For "pontos corridos", I can't think of a sport in the USA that uses the system you describe.  But... I'm not into sports, so you can't take my word for it.


I also thought of “sudden death” for “mata-mata”, but it doesn’t seem to fit your description.  “Sudden death”, as you will see below, refers to ending games when there has been a tie at the end of the last time period.  (I wrote this before reading your recent posting in which you agree that "sudden death" is not "mata-mata".)

(From answers.com)
Football (soccer)
Sudden death has a controversial history in soccer, in which ties in important matches were traditionally resolved by replaying the entire match, which in the era of television and tight travel schedules is obviously impracticable, but esteemed by the sport's purists as the only equitable way to settle a tied match. For the most part, if the score is tied after the full 90 minutes, a draw results; however, if one team must be eliminated, some form of tie-breaking must occur. Originally, two 15-minute halves of extra time were held and if the teams remained equal at the end of the halves, kicks from the penalty mark were held, which is generally held in lower regard by purists and traditionalists than even sudden death. To try to decrease the chances of requiring kicks from the penalty mark, the IFAB, the world law making body of the sport, experimented with new rules. The golden goal rule, transformed the overtime periods into sudden death until the periods were over, where shootouts would occur. As this became unpopular, the silver goal rule was instituted, causing the game to end if the scores were not equal after the first 15 minute period as well as the second. The silver goal has also fallen into disrepute so Euro 2004 was the last event to use it; in the future the original tie-breaking methods will be used.

The main criticism of sudden death is the quickness of ending the game, and the pressure on coaches and players. To the coaches, it does not seem appropriate once the goal is scored, the game is over and the opponent cannot attempt to answer the goal within the remaining time, creating a game where extra pressure is placed as to not create any mistakes.

In NCAA collegiate play in the United States, however, sudden death, adopted in 1999 for all championship play in addition to regular season play, remains. In 2005, the Division II Women's Championship game ended in sudden death as a goal was scored three minutes into the overtime to end the championship match.

Sudden death is also prevalent in youth play, for the safety of players.


(From Merriam-Webster)

Main Entry: sudden death    Pronunciation Guide
Function: noun
3 a : a single full game played to break a tie b : competition to break a tie that terminates the moment one side scores or gains the lead in an overtime period or play-off

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Football (soccer)  –  José Roberto  04/ABR/2006, 9:48 PM
Football (soccer)  –  Lou  05/ABR/2006, 12:07 AM
Football (soccer)  –  José Roberto  05/ABR/2006, 12:17 AM
Football (soccer)  –  Dale/RS  05/ABR/2006, 6:48 AM
Football (soccer)  –  pat  05/ABR/2006, 8:24 AM
Football (soccer)  –  José Roberto  05/ABR/2006, 10:10 AM
 Football (soccer)  –  Dale/RS  05/ABR/2006, 10:17 AM
Football (soccer)  –  José Roberto  06/ABR/2006, 3:51 PM
Football (soccer)  –  pat  07/ABR/2006, 8:30 AM
Football (soccer)  –  José Roberto  07/ABR/2006, 8:41 AM

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