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cricman
June 19, 2006, 08:01 PM
Look at group B for a sec<!--start right --> <table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" width="100%"><tbody><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="9">Group B</td></tr><tr class="colhead" align="right"><td width="36%">
</td><td width="8%">GP</td><td width="8%">W</td><td width="8%">D</td><td width="8%">L</td><td width="8%">GS</td><td width="8%">GA</td><td width="8%">GD</td><td width="8%">P</td></tr> <tr align="right" bgcolor="#b8dba6"> <td align="left">England (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=448&cc=5901)</td> <td>2</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>6</td> </tr> <tr align="right" bgcolor="#d6ebcc"> <td align="left">Sweden (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=466&cc=5901)</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>4</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="right"> <td align="left">Trinidad & Tobago (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=2627&cc=5901)</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>-2</td> <td>1</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="right"> <td align="left">Paraguay (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=210&cc=5901)</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>-2</td> <td>0</td></tr></tbody></table>
Now Tommorow If Trinidad & Tobogo defeat Paraguay 2-0 and England beat Sweeden 2-1, or any other combination of scores that make them have the same # of goals scored and points, T&T and Sweeden will have to draw straws to determine who will advance to the KO stage. thats alot of If's but it's not to farfetched.

Rabz
June 19, 2006, 10:16 PM
good question..if there is absolutely no way to differentiate two teams.. how do you determine who goes to the next round ??

do u toss a coin ??

James90
June 20, 2006, 03:18 AM
The two teams tied when they played each other last, yeah? Well I'm as bewildered as the rest of you.

abdulw11
June 20, 2006, 05:35 AM
I hope it comes to this...would love to see what happens then :D

thebest
June 20, 2006, 07:34 AM
it may not happen in this group but may happen in the group of france. A french 2-1 win, coupled with a goalless tie in Korea - Switzerland match would mean Korea and france are equal in evry aspect

thebest
June 20, 2006, 10:00 AM
I just read (http://http://sport.independent.co.uk/football/internationals/article1090890.ece) it. But I could not understand difference between point 1 and 4.
Teams finishing level on points will be ranked on: 1 Goal difference; 2 Total goals scored; 3 Most points won in matches between teams finishing level; 4 Goal difference from games between teams finishing level; 5 Total goals scored in those three games; 6 Draw of lots.

AsifTheManRahman
June 20, 2006, 10:05 AM
5 is kinda stupid too, if i understand it properly. so in the end how many goals you concede doesnt matter? it's all about how many you score? so a team with a GF/GA ratio of 5/5 is better off than on with a ratio of 2/2?

Mr-Cricket
June 20, 2006, 10:07 AM
Points 3 & 4 are silly. In this example, if T&T and Sweden both finish equal on points, 3+4 would have same result (1 point, 0 GD). Even if one side had beaten the other, one of those two points are simply unnecessary.

And what on earth is "Draw of lots"?

Mr-Cricket
June 20, 2006, 10:08 AM
5 is kinda stupid too, if i understand it properly. so in the end how many goals you concede doesnt matter? it's all about how many you score? so a team with a GF/GA ratio of 5/5 is better off than on with a ratio of 2/2?
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