[FIFA] To combat the defensive approach teams take in the group stage at the World Cup, FIFA President Sepp Blatter
suggested the answer might be eliminating ties and deciding all drawn matches by penalty kicks.
"We are considering doing away with ties in the first round ... and also ending overtime," he said in an interview with the German weekly Focus. "If there is no winner at the end of 90 minutes of play, we would proceed directly to penalty kicks."
He said another possibility was to use the golden goal -- by which the team that scores first in overtime wins.
The golden goal was used at the 1998 World Cup.