My Japanese friends like to say "last one play" in a futsal soccer game which means this game will be over if the ball becomes dead.

"Last one play" sounds a bit strange to me, but English is my second language.

Does "last one play" sound strange to a native English speaker?
What is the right expression to say it?

  • Many sports use sudden death to determine a winner, but that's a little different from the game ending the next time there is a dead ball. – pyobum Feb 24 '15 at 1:38
  • One might say, "The next dead ball ends the game," or something similar. – pyobum Feb 24 '15 at 1:39
  • "last play" sounds good – user6951 Feb 24 '15 at 3:36
  • what is "futsal"? Are you speaking of a regular soccer match, or a special version? I thought soccer matches run until time is used up, not until dead ball. – Brian Hitchcock Feb 24 '15 at 9:28
  • @BrianHitchcock You are right if it is a real game, but my friends and I just play for fun. This is not a real futsal soccer rule. – Xin Feb 24 '15 at 23:48

You can simply use "last play" or "final play". A sports announcer might say "And the teams square off for the final play of the game."

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