How are the crosses of the best third parties in the round of 16 defined?

How are the crosses of the best third parties in the round of 16 defined?
How are the crosses of the best third parties in the round of 16 defined?

Only one team will achieve glory on July 14, but the road is as long as it is winding. The Euro Cup is in the group stage, which will last until June 26, and only then will the teams that will advance to the knockout phase which begins on the 29th of the current month. In that sense, there are a series of asterisks to contemplate.

Unlike what happens in the America Cupthe other tournament at the national team level that is in full dispute, in the Old continent Not only do the best two in each group have a prize. The fact is that of the six zones that make up the initial phase, the first two teams will qualify directly for the round of 16. The four best third parties will be added to them, according to the number of points obtained.

Sorting mode

Due to the parity that is evident between the competitors and the small number of matches (three in the area), there is a high probability that in several groups there will be participants with the same total of points. Consequently, a series of criteria stipulated by the UEFAthe entity that regulates the most popular sport in Europe.

  • Direct confrontations: The points obtained, the goal difference and the number of goals scored in the matches between the tied teams will be considered.
  • Overall goal difference: If the tie persists, the goal difference in all group matches will be analyzed.
  • Most goals scored: If the goal difference is also equal, the number of goals scored in all group matches will be taken into account.
  • Disciplinary points: The yellow and red cards received by each team will be considered.
  • Position in the general classification of the previous phase: Ultimately, the position in the general classification of the qualifying phase will be used to determine the highest ranked team.

For the best third parties, the tiebreaker criteria will be:

  • Most goals scored
  • Fair play (yellow and red cards)
  • Position in the general classification of the previous phase

Why is Poland already eliminated?

There is still date 3 left, but the news has a very negative tinge for Poland, which was already left with no chance of continuing to advance in Group D after losing to the Netherlands (2-1) and Austria (3-1).

In case this Tuesday, in Dortmundthe Poles surprise and surpass France They would add three points and at most they would equal the position of Austria If that Netherlands They beat them in the last game, but with the 3-1 defeat against the Austrians they are already out of the race in the Euro due to the tiebreaker criteria.

This is how the crossings are defined according to the third parties

If the best third parties are from groups A, B, C and D, the matches are: 1B vs 3A, 1C vs 3D, 1E vs 3B and 1F vs 3C.

  • If the best third parties are from groups A, B, C and E, the matches are: 1B vs 3A, 1C vs 3E, 1E vs 3B and 1F vs 3C.
  • If the best third parties are from groups A, B, C and F, the matches are: 1B vs 3A, 1C vs 3F, 1E vs 3B and 1F vs 3C.
  • If the best third parties are from groups A, B, D and E, the matches are: 1B vs 3D, 1C vs 3E, 1E vs 3A and 1F vs 3B.
  • If the best third parties are from groups A, B, D and F, the matches are: 1B vs 3D, 1C vs 3F, 1E vs 3A and 1F vs 3B.
  • If the best third parties are from groups A, B, E and F, the matches are: 1B vs 3E, 1C vs 3F, 1E vs 3B and 1F vs 3A.
  • If the best third parties are from groups A, C, D and E, the matches are: 1B vs 3E, 1C vs 3D, 1E vs 3C and 1F vs 3A.
  • If the best third parties are from groups A, C, D and F, the matches are: 1B vs 3F, 1C vs 3D, 1E vs 3C and 1F vs 3A.
  • If the best third parties are from groups A, C, E and F, the matches are: 1B vs 3E, 1C vs 3F, 1E vs 3C and 1F vs 3A.
  • If the best third parties are from groups A, D, E and F, the matches are: 1B vs 3E, 1C vs 3F, 1E vs 3D and 1F vs 3A.
  • If the best third parties are from groups B, C, D and E, the matches are: 1B vs 3E, 1C vs 3D, 1E vs 3B and 1F vs 3C.
  • If the best third parties are from groups B, C, D and F, the matches are: 1B vs 3F, 1C vs 3D, 1E vs 3C and 1F vs 3B.
  • If the best third parties are from groups B, C, E and F, the matches are: 1B vs 3F, 1C vs 3E, 1E vs 3C and 1F vs 3B.
  • If the best third parties are from groups B, D, E and F, the matches are: 1B vs 3F, 1C vs 3D, 1E vs 3E and 1F vs 3B.
  • If the best third parties are from groups C, D, E and F, the matches are: 1B vs 3F, 1C vs 3E, 1E vs 3D and 1F vs 3C.
 
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