Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Where We Stand

The USA has already clinched a place in the knock-out phase of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, but there is still one Group B berth on the line on the final match day.. here is what we know:

  • The U.S. can clinch the top place in the group with a win or a tie against China OR a France tie or loss to Argentina
  • Should France win and the USA lose, the tie breakers would come into play to determine who would be the top team... here are the tiebreakers:
    -Goal Differential (currently: USA +6, France -1)
    -Goals Scored (currently USA 6, France 2)
    -Head to Head (USA 3, France 0) *this is as far as it could possibly go
For the second quarterfinal berth out of Group B:
  • France has the edge with three points heading into Wednesday's game after their win over China
  • Argentina and China both have one point, but... Argentina can take second place with a win over France. China can vault into second with a win, a French loss and some tiebreakers with Argentina.
By Thursday, we'll have it all sorted out!

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