Sudden Death


Sudden Death

Sudden Victory Overtime ist im Sport die Spielentscheidung durch das erste gefallene Tor bzw. die ersten erzielten Punkte in einer Spielverlängerung, beispielsweise beim Eishockey oder beim American Football. Gebräuchlicher ist die Bezeichnung Sudden Death (engl.: plötzlicher Tod). Da die Bezeichnung „Tod“ allgemein eine negative Färbung hat und im Englischen Sudden Death auch für den plötzlichen Kindstod steht, wurde diese Bezeichnung aber durch den Begriff Sudden Victory Overtime ersetzt.

Die Regelung wurde 1994 zeitweilig von der FIFA und der UEFA in das Fußball-Regelwerk unter der Bezeichnung Golden Goal übernommen. Inzwischen ist diese Regel wieder abgeschafft worden.

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