Lots could determine fate of U.S., England at World Cup - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

World Cup Soccer

Lots could determine fate of U.S., England at World Cup

Posted: Updated:
Landon Donovan (left) hopes to lead the Americans to the next round of the World Cup in South Africa  (Photo: File) Landon Donovan (left) hopes to lead the Americans to the next round of the World Cup in South Africa (Photo: File)

PRETORIA, South Africa - If the U.S. and England finish even on all tiebreakers for second place in World Cup Group C, a drawing of lots to determine which team advances would take place at Soccer City in Johannesburg one hour after the games.

The U.S. plays Algeria at Pretoria, and England meets Slovenia at Port Elizabeth on Wednesday in the final matches of the group at 10 a.m. EDT.

Slovenia (1-0-1) leads with four points, followed by the U.S. and England (both 0-0-2) with two apiece, and Algeria (0-1-1) with one. The U.S. and England both have even goal differences, and the Americans are ahead 3-1 in the next tiebreaker, goals scored.

If the Americans and English both draw, and England scores two more goals than the U.S. on Wednesday, both teams would finish tied for second, requiring the drawing of lots.  

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

United States
vs.
Algeria

Wed. at 7 a.m. (PT)
Slovenia
vs.
England

Wed. at 7 a.m. (PT)
  • SoccerMore>>

  • Usain Bolt to make run at pro soccer in Australia

    Usain Bolt to make run at pro soccer in Australia

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:02:36 GMT
    Trading spikes for boots, Usain Bolt ready to make run at pro soccer in Australia.More >>
    Trading spikes for boots, Usain Bolt ready to make run at pro soccer in Australia.More >>
  • No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax

    No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:46:32 GMT
    (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    This World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin's Russia, but the players did their best to keep the tournament for themselves.More >>
    This World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin's Russia, but the players did their best to keep the tournament for themselves.More >>
  • World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

    World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-07-17 14:11:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). The name of French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as soccer fans invade the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 1...(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). The name of French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as soccer fans invade the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 1...
    World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about.More >>
    World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.