The final games of World Cup begin on Monday with four games, with two teams from Group A, and two teams from Group B, matching. Way back in the 1982 World Cup, West Germany had a final match game against Austria, needing a one-goal win to play against Algeria. After Horst Hrubesch made a 10 minute score for the West Germany teams, the teams stopped taking on challenging matches. Several people filed complaints against the match-fixing. From that point on, the group’s final matches are held at the same time.
The following are among the predictions for the teams that will be playing on Monday: 1. Brazil and Mexico will win or draw it in the knockout round. Brazil will likely lose over Mexico.
If both Brazil and Mexico lose, there would be tiebreakers in terms of goal differential, goals scored, points obtained in games between the tied teams, goal difference in the games between the two teams, and goals scored in the games between the two teams. If that does not solve the problem, FIFA will randomly pick a team, a dreaded scenario that may happen on Wednesday in Group F.
If FIFA randomly picks a team, the contenders both have 50/50 chance in making it to the finals of the tournament. Most of the result of picking the contender team lies on luck, as there isn’t much any of the team members may do to alleviate or avert the forthcoming situations arising out of FIFA’s random pick.