Golden Goal (1992 or 1994?)

Chris F. Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Sun Jul 9 20:10:46 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-07-09 at 15:54 -0400, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> OED has 1994 for "golden goal," but Wiki seems to have 1992. The Times =20
> (London) is digitized, so maybe someone can check?

As the Golden Goal rule was introduced by FIFA in 1993, OED can
certainly be antedated.

I remember the controversy about what to call it in German, as one of
the obvious options, "(der) goldene(r) Schuß" already meant death via an
injected heroin overdose.

Chris Waigl
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