Golden Goal (1992 or 1994?)
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Sun Jul 9 19:54:55 UTC 2006
OED has 1994 for "golden goal," but Wiki seems to have 1992. The Times
(London) is digitized, so maybe someone can check?
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The golden goal was a method used in _football (soccer)_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_(soccer)) to decide the result of games in elimination
matches which end in a draw after the end of ordinary time (90 minutes). Its
public origins can be traced to a letter published in the _Times_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Times) newspaper in _London_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London) on _April 16_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_16) , _1992_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992) [_citation needed_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_sources) ]. Two halves of fifteen-minute _extra time_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extra_time) are played. If any team scores a
goal during extra time, that team becomes the winner and the game ends at once.
The winning goal is known as the "golden goal." An equivalent phrase used in
North American sports terminology, particularly in _professional football_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL) and _ice hockey_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hockey) , is "_sudden death_
If there are no goals after both extra time periods, a _penalty shootout_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penalty_shootout_(football)) decides the game.
If the teams are still tied after a penalty shootout then the game goes to
sudden-death penalties, where each team takes one penalty each, until only one
team scores, resulting in winning the game. The term golden goal was
introduced by _FIFA_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA) in 1993 along with the
rule change because "sudden death" was perceived to have negative connotations.
The golden goal was not compulsory, and individual competitions using extra
time could choose whether to apply it during extra time. The first _European
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Football_Championship) played with the rule was in 1996; the first _World Cup_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup) played with the rule was in 1998.
golden goal, n.
1. An ultimate or much-longed-for aim or result (freq. one involving the
accumulation of wealth).
1831 C. I. JOHNSTONE Lives & Voy. Drake, Cavendish, & Dampier (1864) iii.
88 When the wind slackened [the ship] was towed on by the boats, each man
straining to reach the golden goal. 1844 Southern Lit. Messenger 10 246/1 Some
soul Who seeks, with trust in truth, Fame's golden goal. 1897 E. HODGES Cabots
& Discov. Amer. 19 They had not found the golden goal of Cathay. 1942
Sociometry 5 p. xxxviii, Universal predictive Universal predthe golden goal of all
natural science. 1978 Forbes (Nexis) 3 Apr. 79 The golden goal in the
business is to make money on underwriting alone. 1996 Pentimenta Winter 5/2 My
family..did not want to be perceived by the world as different. Sameness was the
golden goal that fueled all their interactions.
2. Sport (orig. and esp. Association Football). a. A particularly
outstanding or memorable goal.
Now rare, due the predominance of sense 2c.
1957 J. MILBURN Golden Goals i. 16 It was to prove counsel which brought
me golden goals at Wembley. 1986 Times 26 May 26/8 John Barnes..destined
always to be remembered for his golden goal in Brazil two years ago. 1997 People
(Electronic ed.) 27 Apr., The West Indian wizard hit the golden goal that
sealed the Super Reds' place in the big time. Danny Wilson's boys were clinging
on to a narrow one-goal lead..then supersub Marcelle hit the jackpot.
b. Brit. At certain Association Football grounds: a type of lottery won by
spectators holding tickets printed with the time (usually in minutes and
seconds) elapsed between the kick-off and the first goal (or occas. the first by
the home team). Usu. attrib., in golden goal lottery, ticket.
1976 A. NICKOLDS & S. HEY ‘Foul’ Bk. Football I. 85/2 At the interval, the
time of Liverpool's first goal is announced. This is part of the ‘Golden
Goal Ticket’ ceremony. 1991 Daily Tel. (Nexis) 4 Dec. 38 The PA announcer had
suggested just before the kick-off that ‘spot the ball’ tickets would be
more appropriate than the ‘golden goal’ lottery. 1993 Sunday Times (Nexis) 12
Dec., The Golden Goal, where you bought a ticket for 10p as you entered and
if your ticket had the exact time of the first goal on it you won £50. 1998
Northern Echo (Electronic ed.) 17 Nov., The League chairman's golden goal
ticket was 90.
c. In some competitions: a goal scored during extra time, which ends the
match and gives victory to the scoring side; the method of deciding drawn games
which involves playing for such a goal.
First introduced into international Association Football in the European
championships of 1996.
1994 Daily Mirror (Nexis) 19 July 31 FIFA general secretary Sepp Blatter
said yesterday that a system of sudden-death would be introduced in extra-time,
with a FIFAthe ‘golden goal’ending the match. 1994 Times (Nexis) 1 Dec.,
Huddersfield Town made a little bit of football history when they became the
first team to win a cup-tie with a ‘golden goal’ in sudden-death extra time.
1996 Independent 19 Aug. S20/6 Ali Raza, Pakistan's full back, made hockey
history in the final of the Volvo Masters Four Nations Junior Tournament in
Vught when he scored hockey's first ‘golden’ goal nine minutes into extra time.
2000 Tuam (Co. Galway) Herald & Western Advertiser 8 July 25/4 It is a bit
like the ‘golden goal’ but it was very tough on the [golf] team.
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