Gianni Infantino, president of the FIFA

REVOLUTION IN THE GROUP STAGE

FIFA considers a 'new' tiebreaker criteria for the 2026 World Cup

Published:2/12/2022 - 14:59h

Updated:2/12/2022 - 15:04h

New information from the United Kingdom ensures that FIFA is evaluating establishing a penalty shootout in the group stage of the next World Cup event

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The World-wide of United States, Mexico and Canada will have several modifications with regard to the current World-wide of Catar. Although it already is known that will have 16 selections more, seems that the FIFA is evaluating to enter 'new' criteria of tiebreaker in the phase of groups, with the reason that the parties are juster with each one of the participants.

Like this it has it desvelado the British newspaper 'The Athletic', affirming that the organism rector is planning to establish the definition by shots penaltis in case that there is tie in the commitments of the regular round. This with the aim to avoid old-fashioned formats that are not taken in account but until the last day, like the difference of goals or the Fair Play by cards.

The victorious of the batch would receive an extra point that would help him in the classification to the eliminatory round, one that at present will be pautada for the first two of each one of the 16 groups that will have the World-wide. However, this still is being analysed and could mean a before and an after the competition as we know it nowadays.

Other changes

In base to the information of the English newspaper 'The Guardian', the FIFA also could reduce of 16 to 12 the quantity of groups with the option that they classify the eight better third. This because it exists the worry that the selections that confront in the last party of each zone fix a tie or any result that classify them to both.

To be like this, there would be a round of dieciseisavos of final in which the 32 countries (two first of each group more the eight better third) would measure to reach the usual phase of eighth. Still there is not at all decided and will be Gianni Infantino the one who will take the decision once finalise the World-wide of Catar.

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