06 Oct Caf Rules on Equal Points
Of course, for teams that were tied on points in the final group standings, the rules of the matchbreaker came into play. Here is the short list of tiebreakers, when two teams even finished selectively, as stated in the official rules of the competition (page 31): Gambia shocked Tunisia to draw with Mali with seven points, but with Gambia and Mali drawing 1-1 in their head-to-head race, the second tiebreaker (overall goal difference) came and favoured Mali with a single goal. Senegal and Morocco have already won their groups, H and I respectively, and will qualify for the third and final round, but some of the remaining groups are ENG. Algeria and Burkina Faso are tied in Group A with 10 points. Tunisia leads Group B with 10 points, Equatorial Guinea follows with 7 points. Nigeria leads Group C with 9 points, Cape Verde just behind with 7 points. In Group D, the giants Ivory Coast and Cameroon compete for the last qualifying place. Côte d`Ivoire has 10 points and Cameroon is just behind with 9 points. In Group E, Mali leads with 10 points, while Uganda is not far behind with 8 points. In Group F, Egypt leads a slim chance with 10 points, Libya 6 and Gabon with 4 points. Group G has South Africa with 10 points and Ghana with 9 points.
The last group still to win, Group J, is very chaotic. The 4 teams have a chance, Tanzania and Benin both have 7 points, DR Congo has 5 points and Madagascar has 3 points. How do competitions in Africa apply the head-to-head or goal difference rule when teams are at points level? Morocco qualified as the first team after twice fighting back to a deficit to separate Gabon 2-2 in the group final. It took a late goal from Ashraf Hakimi to equalise and deserve the draw it took to climb up as the best team in the group. But with four points in the group stage, Cape Verde also progressed as one of the top four third-placed teams. They will face the tournament favorites, Senegal, in the round of 16. So what happens when teams reach the same number of points in the group? We have all the answers for you. 1Source: Reuters 60.2.4. If, after applying criteria 60.2.1 to 60.2.3, two teams are still the same, 60.2.1 to 60.2.3. The criteria will again be applied to matches between the two teams concerned in order to determine the final ranking of the two teams. Where this method does not allow classification, the criteria set out in points 60.2.5 to 60.2.7 shall be applied in the order indicated; Guinea lost and could not take advantage of Senegal`s drop in points on the last day. However, Guinea still finished second because they had the tiebreaker against Malawi (1-0 victory in the group stage).
For example, in the Uefa Champions League, when the teams in the qualifying group are at the points level, the head-to-head record is used, which means that if team A beats team B at home and walks away, team A will finish ahead of team B in the table. â60.1 In the event of a tie between two teams at the end of the group matches, the teams will be ranked according to the following criteria in the order indicated below: As you say “a tournament”, be aware that different competitions use different rules for the tie-break. If you mention FIFA, tournaments organised directly by FIFA use the rules described by Dor Cohen; For example, the official rules of the 2014 FIFA World Cup stipulate in Rule 49, paragraph 5: In the Confederations Cup, teams are also ranked by points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). In accordance with the above case, both teams had the same point, the same goal for, the same goal against, then each competition has rules that must be set by the organizers of the competition and must be clearly defined before the start of the competition so that all teams are aware of them. In the event of a tie, the following tiebreakers will be awarded under (Regulation III. 20 & 21): Unlike the Premier League – which uses goal difference when teams are tied on points – the Champions League separates teams between teams by head-to-head points between the two matches. Burkina Faso joined them in the round of 16 after even scoring points with Cape Verde but winning the first tiebreaker (the most points in matches between teams) by beating Cape Verde 1-0. In the group stage of the African Nations Championship, the teams are ranked by points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and in case of a tie, the following tie-break criteria are applied in the order indicated to determine the ranking (Article 74 of the Regulations): the teams were ranked by points (3 points for a victory, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). In the event of a tie, the tiebreakers were applied in the following order (Rule 14): â¢ â â â 60.1.1 The greatest number of points scored in the match between the two teams concerned; If the teams are tied on points in different CAF competitions, what happens to get a winner of such a scenario? Between 2009 and 2020, CAF increased the amount of prizes that was to be distributed among the top 16 clubs.   The top 12 teams mentioned above were joined by the top four teams ranked third in the round of 16. Here is the final table with the four that progressed: Similar to Group A, the places in Group B ended unchanged after the last day due to the combination of results: Senegal-Malawi finished 0-0 and Zimbabwe beat Guinea 2-1. Of course, Nigeria was already the first-ranked team as they had the tiebreaker (1-0 win over Egypt) over the Pharaohs, but they still finished the job with a perfect record.
With two draws at the end of Group A, none of the positions changed on the final day.