The knockout nature of the game leads to it being referred to in some parts of Britain as FA, after the FA Cup, or [Knockout Wembley(http://www.knockoutwembley.com)] , after Wembley Stadium, the traditional home of the FA Cup final. Other names include Baggage Game Knockout, World Cup, World Cup Willie and Tackle and Shoot. KnockoutWembley.com organise 1-day football singles tournaments throughout the UK with the aim of making this traditional game available in all major towns and cities. 'Knockout Wembley' encompasses all common rules of 'world cup' with the added bonus of sudden-death penalty shoot-outs. [Knockout Wembley]: One Goalkeeper, who also acts as referee as required, stands in the goal to stop the football getting in, as in normal FA rules football. The rest of the players try to score in the goal. Each player competes against each other and must score a goal to progress to the next 10 minute round. Once a player has qualified they sit out until the end of the 10 minute round. After 10 minutes, those not scored will take 1 sudden-death penalty (score = next round, miss=out). Each round continues for 10 minutes or until only one player has failed to score a goal and are therefore eliminated. The rest of the players start a next round which progresses in the same way. The last player left wins.
After each round, the next round commences immediately until the tournament is won. If you wish to rest then you can wait until the end of the round and gamble on scoring a penalty. The final will consist of the last 3 standing.
This derivation is often more physically demanding than the original game and encourages dribbling with the ball and keeping possession. For these reasons, Cubbies is a popular training game with amateur football clubs in England.
Cubbies is popular with school boys as the number of players is not important. The game has never been seen as a serious competitive sport. Attempts were made in the early nineties in Liverpool and mid nineties in the East Midlands to create tournaments for school children but the game's sometimes anarchic nature made adjudicating too difficult and plans were promptly dropped.
Another, equally popular variation, extremely similar to Cubbies, is Three-and-in. In this game, players play individually rather than in pairs or groups, and the aim is to score three goals. Upon doing so, the winning player becomes the goalkeeper, and the scores are reset.