|07-07-2010, 04:33 AM||#22|
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Märsta, Sweden
Re: Are you ready for some Futbol?
Originally Posted by FireVenturiWell, you end it in a tie because of how the outcome of games are rewarded. You get 2 points for a win and each team get 1 point for a draw. If you loose you get 0 points.
If you for example have the look at the group play in the World Cup each team will consist of 4 teams playing 3 games each.
Brazil - Germany * Germany wins
Brazil - Italy * Draw
Brazil - England * Brazil Wins
Germany - England * Germany Wins
Germany - Italy * Draw
Italy - England * Italy Wins
The final standing would be:
Germany and Italy would advance to the next round since they have the most points and therefore you might not need to win a certain game. This adds a strategic wrinkle to the game since it allows team to go out and for example defend a 0-0 result in order to secure 1 point and advance to the next round.
If Germany and Brazil would have played a draw in my example 3 teams would end up with the same points and then you would look at goals scored and such.
Hope this helps.
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