This is what the Rules of the Confederations Cup Russia 2017 provide.
The 10th Confederations Cup, which has been on since 17 June 2017 in Russia, has so far been very tight. One day from the end of the first round, none of the eight teams participating still has their passport for the second round. New Zealand, with two defeats in two matches, is the only team already eliminated from the semi-finals.
After a 24-hour truce, the competition will be relaunched on Saturday 24 June with two Group A appearances to be played simultaneously from 4 pm (Yaounde time): Mexico (4 points + 1) against Russia (3 points, +1) and New Zealand (0 points, -3) against Portugal (4 points + 1). The last two matches, group B, of this 3rd and final day of the first round are scheduled tomorrow Sunday 25 June and will be played simultaneously from 4 pm: Cameroon (1 point, -2) VS Germany (4 points, +1) and Australia (1 point, -1) VS Chile (4 points, +2).
On the basis of the points and difference of goals of each country, it is clear that Cameroon is condemned to win with a gap of at least three goals against Germany before hoping for a passage in force for the second round after another calculation involving the score of the other match between Chile and Australia.
Below is an excerpt of the Rules of the Confederations Cup 2017 regarding the classification of teams at the end of the first round.
- the highest number of points obtained after all group matches;
- difference in goals after all group matches;
- the highest number of goals scored in all group matches;
If two or more teams are tied on the basis of the aforementioned criteria, their ranking will be determined according to the following criteria:
- the highest number of points obtained after group matches between the teams concerned;
- the particular goal difference of the group matches between the teams concerned;
- the highest number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;
- the highest number of fair play points obtained. The calculation is made on the basis of the yellow and red cards received during all group matches as follows: yellow card: -1 point, indirect red card (second yellow card): -3 points, direct red card : -4 points, yellow card and direct red card: -5 points Only one of these deductions is to be applied to a player for a match;
- the draw by the FIFA Organizing Committee.
- The two teams ranked first and second in each group will qualify for the semi-finals.
- The last two matches of each group will be played simultaneously.