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Re: Euros


Postby marronier » June 24th, 2021, 11:30 am

You can understand why the Group stage matches are boring when you see that Germany get second place because they conceded fewer goals than Portugal , who had scored more goals to finish with the same goal difference. UEFA rules reward the negative and punish the positive.

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Re: Euros


Postby gryffron » June 24th, 2021, 12:04 pm

marronier wrote:Germany get second place because they conceded fewer goals than Portugal

Not because they conceded fewer. Head-to-head result. Germany beat Portugal in the second match.

The tiebreaker is:
Head-to-head result
Goal difference
Goals scored.
Most wins
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Re: Euros


Postby pje16 » June 24th, 2021, 5:30 pm

Oh dear
away teams being discouraged to attack
You Planks UEFA :roll:

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Re: Euros


Postby BobbyD » June 25th, 2021, 11:26 am

pje16 wrote:Oh dear
away teams being discouraged to attack
You Planks UEFA :roll:

"It is no longer appropriate for an away goal to carry more weight," said Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin.

No longer appropriate? An unforeseen consequence of changing social mores? ...a response to the BLM protests? ...a Covid issue? Seems more likely UEFA are continuing to rule the game with all the intelligence and nuance of a spaniel on meth. Have you seen the new CL format commencing in 2024?

Under the new format, teams will play four matches more than is currently the case. They will no longer play three opponents twice – home and away – but will instead face fixtures against 10 different teams, half of them at home and half of them away. This gives the opportunity for clubs to test themselves against a wider range of opponents – and also raises the prospect of fans seeing the top teams go head to head more often earlier in the competition. The new format should mean that there is more to play for right up until the final night of league action.

...The results of each match will decide the overall ranking in the new league, with three points for a win and one for a draw still applying.

While the top eight teams will advance automatically to the round of 16, those sides placed between ninth and 24th will enter a play-off round. Those who finished between ninth and 16th will be seeded in the play-off draw, meaning they will face a team placed 17th to 24th – with home advantage in the second-leg match. Teams who finish 25th or lower will be eliminated, with no access to the UEFA Europa League.

The eight clubs who prevail in the play-offs will then progress to the round of 16 where they will each face one of the top-eight finishers.

- ... explained/

...and they take up to half the stadium capacity in later stages for the 'UEFA family', whilst the fans who are shut out of the stadium as a result protest violently if the clubs look to take back control. Madness!

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