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English definition of “penalty shootout”

penalty shootout

noun [C]     (also shootout)
a way of deciding who will win a football game in which both teams finished with the same number of goals, by each team taking turns to have a set number of kicks at the goalParts and stages of competitionsFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
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