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What happens if two teams finish joint-1st with the same goal difference?
Goals scored (most wins)
then I think head-to-head results. If still even at this point toss of a coin.
Goal diference, fair enough.
If that is the same then goals scored, fair enough.
If both goal difference and goals scored are equal, is it not a bit pointless checking to see if goals against will separate the two?
I'm not clever though.
I can't even spell France.
results against each other
and so on until i THINK they toss a coin
"the knowledge" on the guardian/sport/football website is good for things like this
was the whole 1989 Liverpool v Arsenal thing where it went to goals scored after points and goal difference was the same. Not sure about elsewhere in the world.
But it rarely ever even goes to goal difference.
Jamie Rednkapp's verdict: "Top top arm action there from Fergie. What do you expect from a Spaniard though? They've never used their arms at this level before."
He subtly sows his sentences with instances of xenophobia - see: Norwegian referee after Chelsea Barca game.
... which I don't remember getting much mention at the time (jingoistic English press couldn't conceive it happening presumably).
Had the England-Egypt group game in Italia 90 ended up 1-1, then every team in the group would have had *exactly* the same stats:
I think I'm right in saying that, given the rules at the time, the teams continuing in the World Cup - and indeed the one going home - would have been decided by a drawing of lots. Incredible!
Since then the rules have been shifted to incorporate best qualifying record or something similar. Imagine the outcry though if England had gone home by lottery...
Imagine how different life could have been though...
- no Gazza tears
- no David Platt heroics
- and Cameroon would have won the World Cup
never would have won it. Germany or Argentina would have beaten them.
... and then Spurs would have Roger Milla instead of Klinsmann.
Cameroon played better than England but were undone by their lack of discipline.
Germany would have beaten them soundly IMO.
it went down to a play off against Milan even though I'd scored more goals. Maybe not the case in the Premiership though.
If still equal after this, they share the place. If the championship / Europe / relegation is at stake then they have a play-off at a neutral venue.
Different competitions have different rules though. Pretty sure that the world cup / Euro rules involve drawing lots at some point.
(also, Bob Wilson's middle name is Primrose)
was decided on a coin toss after the game ended in a draw. Italy won and went on to win the tournament. Pretty crazy really.