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Questions tagged [tie-breaker]

Questions about tiebreakers, a rule or method for deciding the winner of tied teams or players after a competition.

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Why were MLS-style tiebreakers discontinued?

In the 1980s and 1990s the NASL and MLS used an unusual kind of penalty shoot-out to decide drawn games. The system used was like that used in hockey: starting from 35 yards out, an attacking player ...
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Fifa World Cup 2018 Group F Qualification Scenarios

With Germany winning 2-1 against Sweden yesterday, the group F qualification scenarios have become complex. In the next round of group games, if Germany beat South Korea 1-0, Sweden beat Mexico 1-0. ...
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What will be the standing of teams in a situation, where 3 teams have equal points and tournament rules don't specify tie-breakers between 3 teams?

A league of 8 teams playing with each other 2 times, 3 teams have equal points. A vs B: 2-0, 2-1 C vs A: 2-0, 2-1 B vs C: 6-2, 1-2 Goal difference: A -2 B -1 C -12 Which team is above A, B ...
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What would happen in a tie in a Cricket World Cup final?

Would the ICC take the T20 approach and take a super over? Or have one of those bowl-out things that used to be used as T20 tie-breakers?
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Would Ireland qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup if their game against Afghanistan ended in a tie?

The BBC website seems to say that Zimbabwe would qualify instead of Ireland, but surely if it was a tie, it would go down to net run rate between the two teams? A BBC results table here indicates ...
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Tiebreakers for best loser in a single elimination playoff [duplicate]

In an instance where three teams were beaten by 3:1, 4:2 and 5:3, which team qualifies as best losers?
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A strange kick from the penalty mark scored: should a goal be given? [duplicate]

During October 2017, a football game in Thailand went to twenty (20) rounds of sudden death in kicks from the penalty mark. The twentieth kick for the team going first hit the crossbar and deflected ...
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Tie-breakers in the group

The ranking of each team in each group shall be determined as follows: a) greatest number of points obtained in all group matches; b) goal difference in all group matches; c) greatest number of goals ...
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MLB tiebreaker: 1977

What were the tie-breaker procedures back in the 1970's in case 3 American League teams were tied for their division lead at season's end?
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Why are Raiders stand higher than Chiefs after week 1?

Each have one win. According to tiebreaking procedures, it should be: H2H record (not applicable) Record within division (not applicable) Record in common games (not applicable) Record within ...
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Tying relegation rules EPL vs EFL

Could someone confirm the following discrepancy which appears to be a difference between EPL and EFL relegation rules in event of a tie on points, goal-difference, and goals-scored? From potentially ...
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Tie breaker rules during penalty shootouts, when the lighting is poor

In a league tournament, the points and goals were equal between two teams. A playoff game was scheduled, but this ended in a draw. Kicks from the penalty mark were used to separate the teams, but it ...
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Who will qualify for semi-final?

I wonder which team will qualify if following scenario happen? Here is the scenario: According to group A's point table after Bangladesh defeat New Zealand, if match between Australia and ...
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Why did Hapoel Be'er Sheva go through over Southampton in UEFA EL 2016-'17?

I scrolled through some soccer leagues and I accidentally came across the following situation. It's about Hapoel Be'er Sheva and Southampton from Group K in the 2016-'17 UEFA Europa League. To start, ...
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Tie breaking in association football championships

I'm pretty sure the algorithm established by FIFA in order to rank teams during 2014 World Cup group stages is ambiguous for the case of three or more teams having equal number of points. The rule is ...
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At the end of the season, what decides tiebreakers in the NHL? [duplicate]

If at the end of an NHL seasons if 2 teams tie in points, who gets the higher seed? What break ties? And if that thing is tied too, what further breaks the tie? And what would a perfect tie be?
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World Baseball Classic: Pool with three-way tie

Considering round-robin play, where each team play another in its bracket once: How would the following three-way tie be resolved: Pool X Team A 2-1 Team B 2-1 Team C 2-1 Team D 0-3 In this ...
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Pittsburgh had to lose to make the playoffs [closed]

Nearing the end of a historic season, it was possible for Pittsburgh to make the playoffs only if they lost a game: by losing, they might be in a 3-team tiebreaker which they would win. otherwise, ...
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Division Tie breaker

OK, I think there is a simple answer, but my buddy and I just can't agree. If Patriots and Dolphins were both 10-6....but the Dolphins beat Pats twice...YET..the Pats had a 4-2 Divison record while ...
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UEFA Champions League Group Stage When Even on Points

I've looked into the UEFA rules for deciding which team is ranked higher in case they're tied on points, however this wording confuses me. If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of ...
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Is there an ATP 1000 that can end without a tie-break? Why not?

Is there an ATP 1000 that can end without a tie-break? Why not? It seems unfair to end with a tie break.
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How can an American football team tie with another team?

I am a football beginner, but still a fan. I've been wondering how could an American football team tie with another team. I know that there is OT (overtime), and I'm not sure if the game ends with a ...
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Are there some major cup competitions not using away goals rule?

Away goals rule is often used in cups competitions and knock-out stages competition. It is applicable for two-legged ties, i.e. when the teams play one game home and one game away. If the two teams ...
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How many of the NFL tiebreakers have actually been used?

The NFL has a long list of tie-breaking procedures. There are seven separate lists of rules depending on possible tie situations. However, it seems incredibly unlikely that two teams would have: Tied ...
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What is used as tie-breaker in mountain classification?

If Mikel Landa finished 2nd in the yesterday's (30 May 2015) stage of Giro d'Italia, both him and Giovanni Visconti would have 125 points in mountains classification. The last stage is flat, no points ...
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What is used as tie-breaker for cyclists with the same time in GC?

If several riders finish a cycling race with the same total time, what is used as a secondary criterion in general classification? For example, in this years Paris-Nice Michal Kwiatkowski, Rui Costa ...
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Why chasing team allowed to bat first in super over?

Super Over is the concept introduced in the T20 leagues to decide the winner of a tied game. It is basically a one over match with only two allowed wickets to the batting side. Why is it that the ...
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NFL the playoff race tie breakers regarding common games record

Based on the rankings explanation provided by CBS regarding the NFL playoff situation; CBS provides something regarding a common record: Seattle is ahead of Detroit based on common games record (4-...
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How do teams progress to the 2nd stage in case of same points?

I am not very familiar with football. I only follow football matches during world cups. Suppose two teams end up the first group with same points then how the final group standing is decided? I can ...
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Who wins a league (EPL) if two teams have the same number of points? [duplicate]

Is there any rule defined by UEFA or FIFA? If more teams have the same number of points in a league after the finishing game, what is the rule to declare a winner?? Were there any rule updates by ...
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Super Over tie rule

It is mentioned in this post that if the boundaries count in the main match is equal then a count-back from the final ball of the one over eliminator would be conducted. Consider if still it ...
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What is tie-breaking procedure in NHL (regular season)?

What is tie-breaking procedure in NHL (regular season)? How are standings for the teams in the NHL table decided. What is used as a secondary criterion, if the teams have the same number of points? ...
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What tie-breaker is used in the ATP ranking, when two players have the same number of points?

If two players have exactly the same number of points in the ATP ranking, what further criteria are used to determine which of them will be higher in the ranking? I am aware of the fact that this is ...
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How are tiebreakers determined among teams within an NFL conference?

This question mentions how tiebreakers are determined among teams within a division. During the 2013 NFL season, a scenario has developed where four teams are eligible (Baltimore and Pittsburgh - AFC ...
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who serves after tiebreaker in doubles tennis

In doubles tennis, who serves 1st after a tie breaker set? I realize who starts the tie break but who serves the first regular game after the tie break?
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What happen when two players touch the finish rope at same time in running?

I don't know whether it would happen or not. My question is, What happen if two athletes touched the finish rope at the same time in running(irrespective of distance either it may be 100m or long ...
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Super over for super over

If the runs scored in a super over by two teams were level, how will the winning side be determined? E.g. Team A scored 10 runs in 6 balls and Team B scored 10 runs in 5/6 balls with two wickets lost;...
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Tiebreakers to decide league position in football (soccer)?

In the English Premier League, the league standing is decided using total points scored over the season, then goal difference, then goals scored - in that order. What happens if two (or more) teams ...
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What is “Strength of Victory”?

The NFL lists the following Tiebreaking Procedures to break ties within a division: Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs). Best won-lost-tied percentage in games ...
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Why did Greece go through over Russia in Euro 2012?

Given that both Greece and Russia were tied on 4 points, with Russia having +2 goal difference and Greece having +0, why did Greece finish higher than Russia (and thus progress to the knock-out stages)...