Penalty shootouts

 

Sir, – Concerning the ongoing football festival in Russia, and the future staging of this circus in other countries, I suggest that penalty shootouts be staged before each match instead of after. Knowing in advance which side will win if there is no score might energise and spur on both teams to confirm or subvert the shootout result. – Yours, etc,

DAVID TAYLOR,

Balbriggan,

Co Dublin.