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Old 06-26-2010, 12:56 AM   #21
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Re: Are you ready for some Futbol?

Ok I watched it was a great game. Saturday at 10:00 USA USA USA.
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:33 AM   #22
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Re: Are you ready for some Futbol?

Originally Posted by FireVenturi View Post
Im trying to get into it, Im pretty much much a Football and Basketball guy. This sport is hard to get into, someone help me understand why they end the games in a tie? Couldnt they penalty kick it like they do in later round games?
Well, 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.

Example:

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 5p
Italy 4p
Brazil 3p
England 0p

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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