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Fifa World Cup 2018 Group F Qualification Scenarios

You can find list of tiebreakers in Wikipedia article on 2018 FIFA World Cup (link to the current revision). They are specified in Section 32.5 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Regulations (link to Internet ...
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UEFA Champions League Group Stage When Even on Points

First, it should be pointed out that until all matches have played, it might be impossible to apply some of the tie-breakers. For this reason, I would consider tables with only 5 matches of 6 played ...
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Fifa World Cup 2018 Group F Qualification Scenarios

If the last two matches of Group F really end the way you predict, then you are right in saying that Germany, Mexico and Sweden would all have 6 points, 3 goals for and 2 against. Martin is also right ...
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Have any professional sporting tiebreaks been decided by a coin toss (or equivalent)?

There are a number of examples of this, but mostly from the days when they didn't have nearly as many tiebreakers before the "coin toss". Some football examples: In Group F of the 1990 ...
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Is there an ATP 1000 that can end without a tie-break? Why not?

According to the ATP Official Rulebook, all the ATP 1000 matches have a tie-break in the final set, even the finals: ATP World Tour tournaments and the ATP Challenger Tour tournaments are ...
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Why did Hapoel Be'er Sheva go through over Southampton in UEFA EL 2016-'17?

This is the criterion which decides it (emphasis mine). higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question; It is basically the same as the ...
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Tie breaking in association football championships

Section 50.5 (a) - (c) states that all teams are first ranked by points, then goal difference, then goals scored. If any teams are level after applying all three criteria in this order, section ...
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Tying relegation rules EPL vs EFL

It looks like there is a real difference here. EPL Rule C17 (download link, page 108): If at the end of the Season either the League Champions or the Clubs to be relegated or the question of ...
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Division Tie breaker

You are wrong. This is very clearly explained to the NFL's tiebreakers page: Two Clubs Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs). i.e. the head to head ...
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Group Stage Qualification Conundrum

First of all, it's a bit unclear how iii. is to be interpreted. If "the results" only refers to the number of points the teams in question have earned while playing against each other, then the three ...
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What is the highest strength of victory that can be attained by an NFL team?

Theoretically, this value could be very high and there is a way to calculate the maximum possible. It may not be a likely scenario, but imagine a scenario where the Detroit Lions have a perfect ...
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NFL strength of schedule in deciding playoffs and draft picks

I think you are mistaken about how the Strength of Schedule tiebreaker works. When ranking teams, there are a series of tiebreakers that are used. Tie breaker number 6 is "Strength of Schedule,&...
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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?

Assuming that your example is correct and the tournament rules don't mention any further details... If those three teams all have the same amount of points and the results are correct we can safely ...
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At the end of the season, what decides tiebreakers in the NHL?

Quoting from the very easy to find page on ESPN: The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage). The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the Shootout. [...]...
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How do teams progress to the 2nd stage in case of same points?

The more up-to-date answer for the FIFA World Cup 2018 is: Points obtained in all group matches; Goal difference in all group matches; Number of goals scored in all group matches; Points ...
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A player doesn't want to take a kick during kicks from the penalty mark

Kicker Teams do not have to name a kicker until the time of the kick. If a player feels they won't be able to kick, a different player can step forward to do it. Once the kicks go into 'sudden death' ...
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NFL the playoff race tie breakers regarding common games record

"Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four." See: http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures The confusion often surrounds the term "common games, minimum of four." Does ...
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Tie breaker rules during penalty shootouts, when the lighting is poor

The Laws of the Game specify that If, after both teams have taken five kicks, the scores are level kicks continue until one team has scored a goal more than the other from the same number of kicks ...
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Tie-breakers in the group

Obviously, rule-a tells us who's the 4-th placed team in the group: a) greatest number of points obtained in all group matches; It's team D with the least points (0 points). Now rule-a doesn't ...
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In a ranking system, what value is conventional for scores/set/points quotient when the divisor is 0?

In volleyball at least, this is shown as "Max" and means the team wins the tie-breaker over any other tied teams. For example, see Pool D of the FIVB Women's World Championship 2018: Serbia won 15 ...
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Tennis tiebreak in doubles

In a doubles tie-break the first point is served by the player whose turn it is to serve. The following two points shall be served by the player (of the opposing team) due to serve next. After than (...
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Why were MLS-style tiebreakers discontinued?

According to The New York Times article published in 1999, "M.L.S. Is Making Changes": M.L.S. Commissioner Don Garber said yesterday that "the changes were made to comply with the wishes of the ...
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Is Djokovic - Federer 2019 the first Wimbledon match to have a tiebreak in the final set?

After some research (which took longer than the final tiebreak itself), the Women's fourth round match between Muchova and Pliskova almost featured a final tiebreak, but the set ended in 13-11. There ...
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What happens if kicks from the penalty mark are drawn indefinitely?

Yes, they will continue, even if all players have taken a penalty kick. The procedure is described e.g. here on Wikipedia: If after five rounds of kicks the teams have an equal number of ...
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How to decide winner in football if match ties in extra time?

If a match is tied at the end of normal time, Law 10 allows three methods to determine the outcome of the match: When competition rules require a winning team after a drawn match or home-and-away tie,...
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What would happen in a tie in a Cricket World Cup final?

For every WorldCup ICC will introduce a playing condition. In 2015 Worldcup conducted by CA and NZC, they were Quarter Final : If a quarter-final is tied, abandoned or if the match is a no result, ...
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Why are Raiders stand higher than Chiefs after week 1?

You're misinterpreting "strength of schedule" - that refers to the combined record of every opponent the team has played in the current season; it's nothing to do with how those teams performed last ...
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Tie breaker rules during penalty shootouts, when the lighting is poor

You state that the referee declared this match a draw, but this is not possible. Matches only proceed to extra time and kicks from the penalty mark if a draw is not an available outcome. Law 10 - ...
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Who will qualify for semi-final?

It's a moot point now as England did beat Australia, but it was a very good question. According to Sportskeeda if points are equal then the team with the most wins will go through before it goes to ...
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