Women's World Cup Extra Time Rules: What Happens If There's A Draw In The Knockout Stage?


If a knockout stage game ends in a draw, there’s a brief intermission and then the games will go into two 15-minute halves of extra time. If no team scores then the game would go into penalty kicks, as explained by FIFA rules:

“In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time shall be played. Extra time shall consist of two 15-minute periods, with an interval of five minutes at the end of normal playing time, but not between the two periods of extra time. The players shall remain on the pitch during both of these intervals.

If the score is still level at the end of extra time, kicks from the penalty mark shall be taken to determine the winner, in accordance with the procedure specified in the Laws of the Game.”

Women’s World Cup games can end in a tie during the group stage but not in the knockout stage and in the potential penalty kicks, each team starts with five attempts.

USA would be eliminated from the World Cup if they lose against France on Friday’s Quarterfinals game. The teams will meet in a much-anticipated clash at 3:00 PM ET at Parc des Princes.

The U.S. just beat Spain 2-1 in the Round of 16, with Megan Rapinoe converting two penalty kicks in a game that saw them in some serious trouble for the first time in the tournament. France on the other hand eliminated Brazil 2-1 when Amandine Henry scored in extra time.

Sweden vs. Canada 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup
(Courtesy of 5Dimes)

Canada advances -130

Sweden advances +110