Euro 2021: What occurs if groups are tied? Additional time, penalty kicks, substitution guidelines

We’re within the single-elimination knockout rounds of Euro 2021 and we have already had a fair proportion of matches that had been deadlocked after 90 minutes.

In reality, half the matches of the Euro 2021 Spherical of 16 resulted in ties after regulation. And so did one of many quarterfinals and one of many semifinals.

The official match guidelines for the European Championship ( web page 20 ) define what occurs after these 90 minutes of regulation in the case the rating continues to be tied:

  1. Additional time:  Two 15-minute intervals of additional time performed of their entirety;
  2. Penalty kicks: If there’s nonetheless no winner after additional time, a penalty-kick shootout shall be used to find out a winner.

These are the six Euro 2021 matches which have gone into additional time, with three of them going all the best way to penalty kicks:

  • Spherical of 16: Italy beat Austria 2-1 in additional time after the 90 minutes of regulation completed 0-0
  • Spherical of 16: Croatia and Spain took their 3-3 regulation tie into additional time, the place Spain scored twice extra to win it 5-3
  • Spherical of 16: France and Switzerland had been tied 3-3 in regulation and after a scoreless additional time, the Swiss gained on PKs 5-4
  • Spherical of 16: Ukraine and Sweden went into additional time tied 1-1, and it was Ukraine scoring within the 121st minute to win it 2-1
  • Quarterfinal: Switzerland and Spain took a 1-1 tie into additional time after which PKs, the place the Spaniards gained the shootout 3-1
  • Semifinal: Italy and Spain had been locked 1-1 into additional time and wanted PKs: Italy gained 4-2 within the shootout to advance to the ultimate.

Additional-time substitutes rule

Every staff is permitted 5 substitutions in each match of the competitors and a sixth substitution for use completely throughout additional time.

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These subs should happen throughout a most of three in-game substitution home windows if the match ends in regulation, or 4 in-game substitution home windows if the sport goes to additional time.

Groups can even make substitutions on the shut of the assorted intervals, which is not going to depend in opposition to the above in-game substitution home windows: 

  • Halftime of regulation
  • Finish of regulation
  • Halftime of extra-time interval

What occurred at Euro 2016?

Within the final version of the European Championships, 5 of the 15 matches within the knockout stage wanted additional time and three of these 5 matches went to a penalty-kick shootout.

The Euro 2016 ultimate between Portugal and France was determined by a 109th-minute extra-time purpose by Portugal’s Eder.

Poland (Spherical of 16), Portugal (quarterfinals) and Germany (quarterfinals) gained the PK shootouts in that 2016 match’s knockout phases in opposition to Switzerland, Poland and Italy, respectively.

Additional time in Euro finals 

Six of the 15 all-time European Championship finals have been determined in additional time, with just one ending in a penalty-kick shootout: when Czechoslovakia took the crown over West Germany in 1976.

The 1996 and 2000 Euro finals had been determined by a sudden-death “golden purpose” in additional time. Again then, the principles decided that the primary purpose scored in additional time was the game-winner, bringing an finish to the match. The golden purpose rule was faraway from the Legal guidelines of the Recreation in 2004.

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