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Please correct me if I am wrong but when did "head to head" scores overule goal difference? Greece went through yesterday even though Russia's goal difference was better?

 

Seems very stupid to me as I thought FIFA want to encourage attacking football i.e. scoring goals. Russia played well in the first two games and have nothing to show for it.

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If Russia couldn't get out the shitest group ive ever seen in a major tourney then that got what they deserved.

 

They would have gone through if the rules hadn't been changed.

 

Thing that confused me was last night was that with Greece 1-0 up Russia were going to qualify first with Greece going through second. Cue Czech scoring and tgey go through top with Russia in third :wtf:

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They would have gone through if the rules hadn't been changed.

 

Thing that confused me was last night was that with Greece 1-0 up Russia were going to qualify first with Greece going through second. Cue Czech scoring and tgey go through top with Russia in third :wtf:

 

That confused me as well. Furthermore according to BBC World news if Denmark had won 2-1 against Germany - Germany would have been knocked out with Portgual beating Holland. Yet Portgual lost to Germany on a head to head. Can anyone explain this??????

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They would have gone through if the rules hadn't been changed.

 

Thing that confused me was last night was that with Greece 1-0 up Russia were going to qualify first with Greece going through second. Cue Czech scoring and tgey go through top with Russia in third :wtf:

 

 

Easily explained. Czechs drawing meant Greece, Czech and Russia all on 4 points so their combined goal difference for the games between them was the counting factor. Goals for and against Poland not counted.

 

Once Czechs scored they moved clear on 6 points meaning it was head to head with the two teams on 4 points.

 

Head to head is only if two teams are level on points. If 3 or more teams are tied then it's goal difference and goals scored that count first of all.

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That confused me as well. Furthermore according to BBC World news if Denmark had won 2-1 against Germany - Germany would have been knocked out with Portgual beating Holland. Yet Portgual lost to Germany on a head to head. Can anyone explain this??????

 

 

See post above.

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