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High_Lord_Galen
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Most of what airwolf said is right;
First, US must win to have a shot at the #2 seed.
Order is determined by:
1.Points
2.If points equal, Goal Differential
3.If GD equal, Goals For
4.If Goals For equal, Head-to-Head
5.If Head-to-Head was tie, coin-flip

Scenario One: Italy wins
US advances

Scenario Two: Czech wins
US advances, if Italy loses or US wins by 5 and US has more goals than Italy. For example, if italy loses by 2 and US wins by 3, we are better on Goals for.
(tiebreak example would be coin-flip as Italy/US tied head-to-head; if scores are Czech 3:Italy 2; US 4:Ghana 0-Points=4;GF=5;tie;coin flip is required)

Scenario Three: Italy/Czech tie [worst scenario]
US advances, if we can score more goals than Czech. Czech has goal differential of +1 so far, we have -3. We would have to score a minimum of 4 goals in thursday's match. (Czech owns tiebreak as they beat US)

Does this make sense?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It does. I originally thought that a win was only worth 2 pts instead of 3. It makes more sense now that I know that.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You got it right

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13389297/site/newsweek/
the article wrote:
Of course, that also means that Thursday?s game against Ghana will hardly be a walkover. Still, here?s the simple scenario required for the U.S. to move on: The team has to beat Ghana while Italy defeats the Czech Republic. (Ignore the other possibility, where the Czechs and Italians tie and the U.S. defeats Ghana by at least five goals; that ain?t going to happen.)


And, if anyone wants, I found a spiffy spreadsheet that helps do all those calculations for you.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/TC101450531033.aspx

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The following is the USA game

http://clients.mediaondemand.net/theSun/?Channel=2

The following is the Italy game

http://clients.mediaondemand.net/theSun/?Channel=1
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

DAMN YOUUUUUUUUUUUU


I don't get it.. why did Arena leave Beasely in every single game when he was sucking the proverbial monkey cock?

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