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ABBA penalties format in Carabao Cup

8 August 2017

Norwich City fans are reminded that should Tuesday night's Carabao Cup first round meeting with Swindon Town go to penalties, the newly-introduced ABBA format will be used.

Should the scores be level at the end of 90 minutes, extra-time will be played.

Should the scores remain level at the end of extra-time, the game will move into a penalty shoot-out.

At this point, the format will break from tradition, instead adopting a similar approach to the one used in tie-breaks of tennis matches.

As illustrated in this weekend's Community Shield meeting between Chelsea and Arsenal, the first team up will take one penalty before the second team up takes two.

The first team will then take two penalties, before the second team takes two more. 

This AB BA AB BA approach will continue until there is a winner.


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