European football governing body, UEFA, is set to introduce a new form of penalty shootouts in football.
UEFA is looking to replacing the conventional alternating spot-kicks with the new system similar to the tie-break in tennis.

It was tried out at the European Under-17 Championship, which began in Croatia on Wednesday. Teams take turns in a shootout, with the choice of who goes first decided by a coin toss.

For example, team A goes first, then team B, then team A again. This new system is referred to as ‘ABBA’ and sees team A followed by team B – before team B goes again.

Team A would then get two successive penalties, until there is a winner.