Interesting possibility in the World Cup

<![CDATA[I recently asked a football loving friend what would happen if the teams were tied at the end of the group stages. I mean completely tied (i.e. if there were no goals for instance). He didn't know. Well unfrtounately the answer is that acomittee draws lots to decide who goes through.

Well in an interesting twist if England beat Sweden 2-0 and Trinidad & Tobago beat Paraguay 1-0, then lots will be drawn to decide which of Sweden and Trinidad & Tobago go though. Group B after such a result would be:

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
England 9 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5
Sweden 4 3 1 1 1 1 2 -1
Trinidad and Tobago 4 3 1 1 1 1 2 -1
Paraguay 0 3 0 0 3 0 3 -3

If each of the teams in those matches scores the same number of goals in excess of those numbers the same result occurs (e.g. England 4-2 Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago 3-2 Paraguay.

Football, FIFA, World Cup, England, Sweden, Paraguay, Group B, Trinidad and Tobago]]>

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