Mamma Mia! Uefa's new ABBA penalty shootout format was called into action last night

Spain overcame Germany using the new system.

IN WHAT WAS certainly a case of the winner takes it all, Spain overcame Germany in the semi-finals of the Uefa U17 European Championships, a match decided by Uefa’s new ABBA penalty shootout system.

Instead of the traditional system of A followed by B until a winner is decided, the new format is actually ABBA with the team taking the second penalty also taking the third and the team taking the fourth also taking the fifth, etc.

Last night, Spain went first and scored before Erik Majetschak missed. However, because of the new format, the Germans had a chance to make amends immediately and scored to put the pressure back on Spain.

Lars Lukas Mai eventually hit the crossbar which allowed Spain reach the final where they’ll play Ireland’s conquerors, England.

Watch: There are some absolute crackers in the LOI goal of the month competition

Man United predict record €650 million revenue for 2017

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.