Beginning next season in J League, all matches tied after 90 minutes of play will end as a tie. For the first 10 seasons of its existence, J-League has used the "V-goal" (or golden goal) format, in which up to 30 minutes of extra time would be played until one side scored. The winner of the v-goal period got 2 points instead of the normal 3, and if the match was tied after 120 minutes, both sides received 1 point. Two reasons for dropping this format were cited, 1) to reduce fatigue and risk of injury for players and 2) to make planning easier for supporters (or more likely, TV networks). Honestly, I don't know how this change will affect the game itself, but I'm sure Matsu or someone else has something to say about it. It was a nice experiment while it lasted though. I suppose the league's founders were hoping the format would catch on around the world, and at that time, when Japan's economy was at its peak, such thinking wasn't considered too far fetched.