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Questions tagged [qualifying]

Questions about the standards, requirements, history or reasoning behind qualification into or for a sports event or competition, or progression from one stage to the next in competition formats other than knockout/elimination. Questions must also be tagged for the specific sport or competition.

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(un)restricted free agency in NHL

I am trying to understand free agency rules in NHL, how the last two lockouts changed them, and how players may decide to behave with respect to them. My understanding is that after the 2004-5 ...
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Cricket world cup 2019 - Qualifying Semi Final

I found this from Cricbuzz and other popular sports site. I don't understand that last sentence which is "If Pakistan bowl first, they will be out of the semi-final race even before the first ball ...
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How Pakistan will qualify for semi finals in world cup 2019?

The Current Standings for the world cup 2019 are as follows: I simply want to know that how Pakistan could qualify for semi-finals the after India is defeated by England. But I can not understand ...
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If Arsenal wins the 2019 UEFA Europa League final, which teams will represent England in the Champions League next year?

Since all other teams in the UEFA finals except Arsenal have been qualified for the Champions League next year. Will Arsenal (if they win the UEFA Europa League final) replace Tottenham or Chelsea for ...
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How does an athlete qualify to participate in Diamond League?

The IAAF Diamond league is held between May and August every year with track and field events held every week. It is clear by the point system how one makes it to the final of Diamond league, but ...
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If an English qualified team is banned from the champions league, who takes over the vacant spot?

As of the time of this question, there are talks that Manchester City may be banned from the UEFA Champions League 2019-20 competition. If a top-four English Premier League team is banned, who takes ...
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Has anyone ever taken pole position without setting any fastest sector times?

During qualifying for the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix, Max Verstappen very nearly took pole position despite not setting the fastest time in any of the three sectors. (Other drivers had gone faster than ...
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In UEFA competitions, could a team forfeit a game and still qualify? [closed]

My understanding is that, in UEFA football games, a forfeiting team is awarded a 0-3 score (defeat) against the opposing team. If, in a competition, a team wins the first game 4-0, could the same team ...
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Does first or second place matter in Euro 2016 Qualification?

When qualifying for the Euro 2016 competition, the first 2 placed teams of a qualification group automatically qualify. Does the place in the group have any impact to the tournament draw or seeding? ...
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How are doubles tennis players matched?

I have a few questions regarding doubles players playing together on the mens', womens' and the mixed tournaments. How are the doubles tennis players partnered up? Is this totally based on players' ...
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Why Atlético Madrid has to play in the Europa league and not in the Champions league the next year if they were in the top 3 past year in la liga?

According to this article Atlético Madrid has to play in the Europa league next year. But Atlético Madrid finished last liga championship - La liga 2016-17 in the "top 3 qualification spots for ...
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Football teams qualifed for World Cup with no loss

With only one more match to play, the Iranian National team has already qualified for Russia 2018 World Cup without losing a game in any rounds of the qualifiers. How many teams which played in the ...
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Why does the fastest racer typically start at the front of the grid?

I've followed racing (cars and bikes) for years, and taken it for granted that the fastest qualifier would take pole position and start at the front of the grid. A friend asked me why that is, ...
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Can I take part in the Olympic Games decathlon by default?

I'm 17 and I do the decathlon in high school. My country has a terrible sports history and doesn't have a record for half of the athletics events. Their record for decathlon was set in 1979 and is ...