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perosee726
06-07-2009, 05:23 AM
What exactly are the Rules on the ranking the the table?
Lets say if Both Iran and North Korea end up having 11 points after 8 games. Which one of them would go to play off?

The first thing is goal differential or head to head?

Oftadeh
06-07-2009, 06:13 AM
Goal differential.

yekta
06-07-2009, 02:40 PM
Goal Difference

perosee726
06-07-2009, 03:41 PM
Do you guys know which of the two game will be played first in terms of timing: S.Kore vs Iran OR KSA vs N. Korea? Or are the two game are being played at the same time?

yekta
06-07-2009, 04:35 PM
Do you guys know which of the two game will be played first in terms of timing: S.Kore vs Iran OR KSA vs N. Korea? Or are the two game are being played at the same time?

Iran vs SKorea will be played at 7:00 AM (Eastern) but KSA vs DPK is at 2:00 PM (Eastern).

First I though the tiebreaker would be similar to 2006 WC but then realized that goal difference is the first tiebreaker not head to head.
In 2006 qualifications head to head was first(That's how Angola got to the WC not Nigeria).
It means we have to try to score as many goals as possible vs UAE.

perosee726
06-07-2009, 07:41 PM
Yekta jan, that is not good then, because if iran manages to just tie with s.korea, then its possible both N.Korea and S.Arabia knowing already the result of Iran vs s.korea will tie the game on purpose so that they would stay alive and Iran get eliminated. Then they both will end up having 12 pts (Assuming KSA ties with S. korea) and Iran 11 pts =(