FIFA boss Sepp Blatter is thinking about re-introducing the golden goal rule.
"I really did see some great things at the 2010 World Cup. Football has become such a strategic game, with teams moving as a unit. It can be an impressive sight; gone are the days of simple tactics where you attacked then defended," said Blatter to fifa.com.
"But in the first few matches of the group stage in South Africa, we witnessed some teams that went out to avoid defeat, that were playing for a draw from the outset. This is a topic that I would like to discuss at upcoming Football and Technical Committee meetings.
"We have to try to find a way to encourage free-flowing football in tournaments like the World Cup, with teams playing to win.
"We plan to take the opportunity to look at the concept of extra time as well. Often we see teams set themselves up even more defensively in extra time, in an attempt to avoid conceding a goal at all costs. To prevent this, we could go directly to a penalty shoot-out at full time, or reintroduce the golden goal rule.
"We’ll see what emerges from the Committee meetings."