World Cup 2014: Visualisation of group matches results and goals scored
Our visualisation condenses the information of rankings into an interactive graphic that shows how group matches were decided. Highlighting the grey dots gives the name of the goalscorer and time of goal.
Group stage tiebreaker rules From the 2014 FIFA World Cup regulations book (section 40, paragraph 5):
The ranking of each team in each group shall be determined as follows:
a) greatest number of points obtained in all group matches;
b) goal difference in all group matches;
c) greatest number of goals scored in all group matches.
If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings shall be determined as follows:
d) greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
e) goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
f) greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;
g) drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.