How FIFA handles tiebreakers in group play at the World Cup

Grant SmithJun 29, 2018

Both Japan and Senegal can seal their passage into the next round with a draw or win in their final group games vs. Poland and Colombia, respectively.

Colombia and England will meet in the last 16 of the World Cup and Jose Pekerman knows Gareth Southgate's side are to be taken seriously.

Despite boos ringing out, the Japanese and Polish players slowed to walking pace for the last 10 minutes. There's too much talent and skill in Africa for this to continue, and I blame the federations for squandering the opportunity.

"It was an ultimate decision for me to make".

"I chose to keep the status quo in our game, and rely instead on the other result".

Both sets of fans booed as referee Damir Skomina blew his whistle for half time.

Federation Internationale de Football Association added fair play record as an additional tiebreaker in October 2016. Senegal committed 44 fouls. He beat his marker at the far post and volleyed in a swerving free kick from Rafal Kurzawa. They scored 43 goals - more than the combined total of four of their group opponents Greece, Estonia, Cyprus and Gibraltar - and conceded just six.

Nishino made six changes to the starting lineup ahead of the match, saying some of his players were worn out.

With England and Belgium already qualified ahead of tonight's "dead rubber" clash in Kaliningrad attention has turned to the virtues of second place in the group, which on paper maps an easier route to the World Cup final.

"There is no doubt that our next opponents are going to be stronger than us", Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo said. After that, we get to head-to-head record.

Aliou Cisse believes Senegal's "commitment" helps to explain why his side became the first team in World Cup history to exit via fair play rules.

"I think they'll want to skip a few minutes now and then", he said. "It worked against us". Having enjoyed success by winning the FA Cup with unfancied Wigan playing attractive football for a team with one of the lowest budgets in the Premier League, Martinez moved on to Everton where, after an encouraging first season, things turned soured at the end of his third year.

So, if the two were to play to draw, England could still find a way to "lose" the group by picking up three yellow cards.

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