# Question about the world cup (2010)?

i watch the math on South Afica vs Mexico there was a draw (1-1) and there was no extra time so whats gonna happen and who won

Well if you saw the other match from Group A you would have seen that France & Uruguay had a draw also, 0-0.

As someone else mentioned a team gets 3 points for winning a match and 1 point for a draw.

Each team plays 3 matches in the group stage.

SA vs Mexico, SA vs Uruguay, SA vs France

Mexico vs SA, Mexico vs France, Mexico vs Uruguay

etc.

etc.

Right now the standings are:

All 4 teams have 1 point.

South Africa & Mexico have 1 Goal For & 1 Goal Against.

After all 4 teams play all 3 matches the two teams with the highest points goes on.

Now I will outlay an extreme example; let's say Group A turned out to the most boring group in the history of the World Cup. And the next 2 matches for every team ended in a draw 0-0.

The standings would be:

All 4 teams having 3 points. (1 point for each draw)

But South Africa & Mexico would have the 1 Goal For & 1 Goal Against. (from their first game)

To break ties this is how the FIFA rules are laid out:

a) greatest number of points obtained in all group matches; (well this doesn't apply since all 4 teams have 1 point)

b) goal difference in all group matches; (this also doesn't apply since the 1 Goal For and 1 Goal Against both SA & Mexico have cancel each out = 0)

c) greatest number of goals scored in all group matches. (this is where France & Uruguay would be eliminated, since SA & Mexico have 1 Goal For each but they are tied)

d) greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned; (again Mexico & SA are still tied since they both scored 1 point in their match against each other)

e) goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned; (as mentioned before the other two matches ended 0-0 and again the 1 Goal For & 1 Goal Against would cancel each other out, still tied)

f) greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned; (still tied since they each scored only 1 Goal For)

g) drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee. (This would decide who is 1st and 2nd)

The 1st and 2nd place team from each group continues on to the next round, "Round of 16". The way that works is the Winner of Group A plays the 2nd place team of Group B and 2nd Place Group A plays the Winner of Group B. And so on and so forth for the other 6 groups. (8 groups total)

Now extra time is used in the Round of 16 and subsequent rounds. (Quarter-finals. Semi-finals, Final & playoff for 3rd place)

If, after 90 minutes, a match ends in a draw, extra time of two periods of 15 minutes each will be played. If the score is level after extra time, penalty kicks will be taken to determine the winner in accordance with the procedure described in the Laws of the Game.

#1

They're still in the group stages, so its all about points

Lose= 0 points

Draw= 1 point

Win= 3 points

They can draw, but when it comes to the knockout stages, they have to go to extra time, then penalties, someone has to win

#2

They gain points to be decided in further matches.

#3

omg its a group game u halfwit

#4

well its only the group stages and wat u just watched is the group stages. it consist of 4 team and they eran points by winning and having a draw so a win is 3 points and a draw is 1 point. so the two team only got a point each. however, they play the other 3 teams and by the end of the other 3 games and they are on top of the group or second they go to the next round (known as the last 16). thats when extra time is played to see who goes to the next stage

#5

These are only the group stages so there won't be extra time or penalty shootouts. If a match ended up in a tie, that's the final result. So for the South Africa and Mexico match, which is only a group stage match, nobody won, 1-1 tie.

#6

South africa and Mexico will get 2 points each and the outcome of the rest of the matches in group A will determine who goes into the second round.

#7

They gain points to be decided in further matches.

#8