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Random draw by FIFA

Deadly Nuts's picture
June 20, 2014 at 6:06pm
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Do you guys think there is a legit chance that the second place team in Group G could be chosen by a random draw by FIFA?

Current Table:

Team Diff. Goals For PTS
Germany +4 4 3
USA +1 2 3
Ghana -1 1 0
Portugal -4 0 0

 

FIFA Rulebook:

The ranking of each team in each group shall be determined as follows:

a) greatest number of points obtained in all the group matches;

b) goal difference in the group matches;

c) greatest number of goals scored in the group matches.

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their ranking will be determined as follows:

d) greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;

e) goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;

f) greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;

g) drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee. 

 

Things that would need to happen for the USA and Portugal to end up matching each other in points, goal differential and goals for:

  • USA and Portugal draw their game (Any score, let's say 1-1)

How the table would look (just say that Germany beats Ghana 3-0):

Team Diff. Goals For PTS
Germany +7 7 6
USA +1 3 4
Portugal -4 1 1
Ghana -4 1 0
  • The USA loses to Germany 3-0 and Portugal beats Ghana 2-0.

How the final table would look:

Team Diff. Goals For PTS
Germany +10 10 9
Portugal (tie for 2nd) -2 3 4
USA (tie for 2nd) -2 3 4
Ghana -6 1 0

Would you like our chances in a "random" FIFA draw?

 

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