Article 13 Equality of points – group stage - Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Regulations of the UEFA European Qualifying Competition for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

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Competition Regulations
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National teams
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FWWC
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2021-23
EnforcementDate
2 March 2021
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If two or more teams in the same group are equal on points on completion of the group stage, the following criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine their rankings:

  1. higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;

  2. superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question;

  3. higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;

  4. higher number of away goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;

  5. if, after having applied criteria a) to d), teams still have an equal ranking, criteria a) to d) are reapplied exclusively to the group matches between the remaining teams to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria f) to l) apply in the order given to the two or more teams still equal;

  6. superior goal difference in all group matches;

  7. higher number of goals scored in all group matches;

  8. higher number of away goals scored in all group matches;

  9. higher number of wins in all group matches;

  10. higher number of away wins in all group matches;

  11. lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received by players and team officials in all group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);

  12. higher position in the UEFA women's national team coefficient rankings used for the group stage draw (see Annex B.1.2.a).