GOAL explains how the tied teams at the end of regulation time will be decided in knockout matches.
How are the teams qualified for the knockout matches determined?
32 teams are participating in the final phase of the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18.
The 2022 World Cup takes place in two stages. The first is a sentence of groups. The 32 teams are divided into 8 groups of 4 teams.
The constitution of the groups for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
B: England, Iran, United States, Wales
C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
The first two of each group are qualified for the round of 16, making a total of sixteen teams.
In the round of 16, the first of a group faces the second of the neighboring group: 1st of group A against 2nd of group B, 1st of group B against 2nd of group A, same between groups C/D, E/F and G/H.
The draw for the knockout stage is drawn up so that two teams from the same group cannot play each other again before the final or the match for third place.
How are the teams decided in the event of a tie in knockout matches?
From the round of 16 to the final, all matches are direct elimination.
If the two opposing teams are tied at the end of regulation time of 90 minutes, an extension of two times 15 minutes is played. If the two teams are still tied at the end of extra time, a penalty shootout is played to decide whether to qualify for the next round, or whether to win the title if it is the final. .
Moreover, in addition to the three changes of players allowed during regulation time, a fourth change is possible during extra time.
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