|Drogba's penalty shoots down Bayern|
Today he asked Franz Beckenbauer, who heads Fifa's football task force charged with considering rule changes, to look at alternatives to shoot-outs.
The German football veteran is well-placed for the task; he's honorary president of Bayern Munich, the team which lost the Champions League final on penalties to Chelsea last weekend.
I rather enjoy penalty shoot-outs if 30 minutes of extra time haven't broken a tied result. But I can see the drawbacks.
After 90 minutes play, there is an incentive for the weaker side to play out extra time by packing its penalty box in the hope of winning the lottery which is a penalty shoot out.
I suggest a workable solution to shoot-outs is to count corner kicks once 30 minutes of extra time has elapsed and the score remains a draw.
Raising the status of corner kicks would favour the team which has played the most attacking football.
In the unlikely event corner kicks are tied, the teams could resume playing until a 'golden goal' is scored.