Football is just one of many events at the Olympics. It can be easy to overlook too - we've just had the Euros, after all.
While some of us spend all our days simply watching football of any level, others watch any sport that's on TV. As a nation, Britain is perhaps unique in that while football is the clear national game, there are huge interests in so many different sports. England is, after all, the only nation to win the football, cricket and rugby World Cup.
So we thought we'd ask you on Twitter which lessons football should be taking from other games. Sin bins? Decision challenges? Walk-on music? Cheerleaders?
We got some great suggestions. Others we're not quite sold on...
Sin Bin as in rugby. 10 mins off pitch. Yellow card sometimes not enough.. Would stop cynical fowls such as Chiellini on Saka (risk of being down to 10 men would be too high).July 21, 2021
Perhaps the most popular answer we received was the idea of a sin bin. We're not sure if referees need another possible variable to their jobs but it would certainly be fun to see...
Royal Rumble instead of extra time https://t.co/DNhtHIMY0IJuly 21, 2021
This is something we need for the Champions League. Just to see Sergio Ramos in his rightful environment.
three points for a goal from outside the box https://t.co/eJr74siq0UJuly 21, 2021
We're pretty sure Matt Le Tissier would have more Premier League "points" than Alan Shearer if this was the law.
Kayaking.July 21, 2021
We can see it now. Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw team up to dispossess Mohamed Salah on Liverpool's right-wing by sandwiching their boats between him and nicking the ball before he hits the rapids.
Run up penalties like in hockeyJuly 21, 2021
This one actually made it to the MLS. It was it unbelievably weird to watch.
Big screen kissing like the yanks do at baseball 😂July 21, 2021
This could make trips to the football with your mates particularly awkward.
Drinking in your seat.July 21, 2021
Only if your club are good. It could be a very slippery slope if you're downing pints to cheer yourself up.
Baseball batsJuly 21, 2021
We're not sure what kind of implementation of this rule we like most. The players can hit the ball with them? They can hit each other with them? Or they just have to play football completely as they did before, just holding baseball bats? Either way, we're here for it.
From Darts: all participants being 45+ with a massive beer gutJuly 21, 2021
See also: Mike Dean shouting "Let's play Premier League!" before a game.
The clock actually stopping when the ball isn't in play would be fantastic.July 21, 2021
In theory, yes. But in Ajax's 2020 Europa League match against Getafe, the ball was in play for just 42 minutes and 36 seconds. Some of us actually want to go home...
Snooker cues to be used to pass the ball instead of feetJuly 21, 2021
Kids out on the streets doing trick shots with their snooker cues, wanting to emulate the likes of Stephen Hendry and Jadon Sancho.
Biathlon. If even after full time in knockout matches, in extra time the coaches can snipe opposition players from the bench with sedative darts. 5 shots each. https://t.co/b6xYulAMUOJuly 21, 2021
This would make fierce derbies all the more watchable.
From rugby, i'd take the respect the players show to the officials.July 21, 2021
Another popular answer, here. For everyone who likes fair play in football, however, there's something to be said for an absolute pantomime villain arguing with every decision an official makes...
Trampolines like Slamball. I want to see Ronaldo leap 20 foot in the air to meet a corner. pic.twitter.com/WmzeYwMnrfJuly 21, 2021
This would be fantastic. FIFA, you know what to do.
As per tennis, ball-boys sprinting across the middle of the pitch when the ball goes dead.July 21, 2021
Imagine your captain getting outpaced by a ballboy. That's a sight we have to see.
Player that have been subbed off can be subbed on again like basketball https://t.co/5cxEZSfHdiJuly 22, 2021
If Cristiano Ronaldo ever got injured, he would demand to go back on just to take a penalty.
Instead of penalties we have boxing chess. One player each side and six rounds of three minutes each alternating between boxing and chess https://t.co/cvM6eLSD6bJuly 21, 2021
Answers on a postcard for which player you'd want your club to sign just for this.
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