Talk:2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 7

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Next match updates[edit]

I don't think losing to France would eliminate Faroe Islands next match. They would be at 1 point with four matches to go, and France would be at 13. Faroe Islands could then catch France by winning out and France losing out. That would necessarily put Austria and Romania at 10 (since they would have to beat France), with Austria playing both Romania and Lithuania in further games. If those games both end in a draw and Serbia wins all of its games, Faroe Islands would be tied for second with France at 13 points and it would go to goal difference. (Austria would be at 12, Romania at 11, and Lithuania at 10.) I haven't checked to see if this would guarantee them the lowest total among second-place finishers (they would have 10, since Lithuania would have split with them), though - that might be enough to eliminate them. PiGuy314 (talk) 20:23, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

You're right, I thought so.--Didgogns (talk) 20:29, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

false GD[edit]

austria and faroe islands —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:40, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Serbia have ensured at least 2nd place.[edit]

Do I overlook something? I would say, Serbia have not ensured 2nd place yet.

In case that

  • Austria wins all 3 matches
  • France wins 2 of their 3 matches (all except against Austria)
  • Serbia loses all their 3 matches

the final table would be:

  • 1 France: 14 + 6 = 20
  • 2 Austria: 10 + 9 = 19
  • 3 Serbia: still at 18

--DeTru711 (talk) 21:47, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Serbia to play Romania??[edit]

Sorry shouldn't Serbia play Lithuania on Oct 10th or 14 th??? --Genius82 (talk) 14:56, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

They do, on the 14th. Why do you ask? -- Jokes Free4Me (talk) 17:26, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

ROM and LIT?[edit]

I think these teams don't have any chance of catching even a 2nd place, since they have deficits from the direct matches with France. Even if all three teams finish with 15 points, the relevant results will add up to: FRA 220 = 8, ROM 121 = 5, LIT 103 = 3. -- Jokes Free4Me (talk) 17:26, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Head-to-head isn't the first tiebreaker. Goal difference is, and France could (theoretically) lose 50-0 twice and fall out of contention that way. That said, I think there is a possibility Romania can be eliminated this weekend on the basis of being assured of being the worst runner-up even if they do miraculously finish second: they would assure that Faroe is last by beating them, so they'd end up with only 9 points adjusted. Results in groups 1, 2, and 3 could guarantee that every other runner-up would have at least 10:
  • In Group 1:
    • Sweden do not lose to Denmark, OR
    • Portugal and Hungary do not draw; AND
  • in Group 2:
    • Greece and Latvia do not draw, OR
    • Luxembourg defeat Switzerland AND Israel do not defeat Moldova; AND
  • in Group 3:
    • Slovenia defeat Slovakia, OR
    • Czech Republic defeat Poland.
Lithuania can't be eliminated so easily; they lost a game to Faroe and to Romania, so they would have 12 adjusted points if they finish second with 15. PiGuy314 (talk) 05:54, 7 October 2009 (UTC)