Friday, October 28, 2011

UFL Cup KO stage pairings

Team                   GF       GA     GD      Points
1.) Loyola             27         2       25        9
2.) Army FC         24         0        24        9
3.) PAF                23         3        20        9
4.) Nomads         13          0        13        9
5.) Kaya              14          3        11        9
6.) Diliman           18          4        14       6
7.) Archers           11          0        11       6*
8.) Stallions        11           4         7         6
9.)  PNAVY         12           6         6        6
10.) Socceroo      4            16      -12      6
11.) Pachanga     4            2         2       4*
 
Pasargad FC       3            4       -1        3* 
Global FC           7            5        2        4***
Laos FC              6            5        1        3**
Lions FC             4            2        2        3**
Manhur FC          2           5        -3       3***
Sunken Garden   3          10       -7      3***
Forza FC              6          11      -5       3 (will qualify if Pasargad loses by four goals)
Lions FC              4      2        2         3* (1 win and will be second qualifier)
Union                   0      4       -6         0* (will qualify if it beats Baguio by 7, Manhur vs. Sunken doesn't end in a draw)
Baguio FC       1      9       -9         0*  (Needs two wins to be No. 2 qualifier)

*Game at hand and chasing outright qualifier spot
**chasing wildcard
***chasing wildcard or outright qualifier


Archers have a chance to finish in the top five if it beat Pasargad, and get this, just as long as Pasargad (1-0-1, 3 pts, -1GD) doesn't lose by four goals, it makes the KO stage as second qualifier. If it loses by four goals, Forza (1-0-2, 3 pts, -5 GD) will finish as second in the group. (To review standings, click here)


But either way, an Archers victory means the No. 2 qualifier in Group F will finish as the No. 16 in KO stage.

And if Manhur vs. Sunken Garden doesn't end in a draw, the winner will be in the middle of the table, it means Group F. No. 2 is No. 16, Laos is No. 15, Global is No. 14.

So Global could meet Air Force, Laos could face Army, and No. 1 Loyola gets the weakest team in the KO stage.

It could be Green Archers vs. Global if the Archers improve their goal difference to 21.

But if Manhur vs. Sunken ends in a draw, Laos is eliminated, Manhur and Sunken both qualify as second team in the group and as the second-best third placer at four points. (To review standings, click here


But both will be lower than Global in the KO stage ranking due to negative goal difference. In that scenario, Group F no. 2 is No. 16, Sunken is No. 15, Manhur is No. 14, and Global is No. 13, and will face Nomads in Last 16.

Pachanga could vault to the middle of the table depending on its result against Cebu on Saturday. It will finish above the six-pointers but lower than the teams who won all their elimination round matches.  (To review standings, click here )


At No. 8, Pachanga could face Philippine Navy.

By the way, I'm only including the "Goals For," "Conceded," "Goal difference" and "points" in this post because these are the usual tie breakers. It's points, goal difference, goals for, goal conceded, in that order.

Based on the ground rules, the UFL Cup KO stage will be:
1.) No. 12 vs. No. 5
2.) No. 4 vs. No. 13 
3.) No. 15 vs. No. 2
4.) No. 7 vs. No. 10
5.) No. 9 vs. No. 8
6.) No. 1 vs. No. 16
7.) No. 14 vs. No. 3
8.) No. 6 vs. No. 11

Next stage is
1 vs. 2  A
3 vs. 4  B
5 vs. 6  C
7 vs. 8  D

Next stage is
A vs. B
C vs. D

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The two teams who qualify as third placed teams in their groups have to be number 15 and 16 in the rankings as all other teasm have qualified by finishing in the automatic qualifying positions. Global therefore have to be rank 15 or 16. Any other promotion to a higher ranking makes a joke of the competiiton.

Anonymous said...

The two teams who qualify as third placed teams in their groups have to be number 15 and 16 in the rankings as all other teasm have qualified by finishing in the automatic qualifying positions. Global therefore have to be rank 15 or 16. Any other promotion to a higher ranking makes a joke of the competiiton.

Mike said...

Based on UFL Cup rules e-mailed to me,

"1. The sixteen (16) clubs that qualify to the Round of 16 shall first be ranked based on the criteria in Part 1, article 16, Section 6 of these Rules."

Section 6 states, "6. The ranking of each club shall be determined by the following in the given order:

a) Greatest number of points obtained in the group matches;

b) Goal difference in all group matches;

c) Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches;

d) Least number of goals scored against in all group matches;

e) Greatest number of points obtained between the teams concerned;

f) Goal difference between the teams concerned;

g) Greatest number of goals scored between the teams concerned;

h) Least number of goals scored against between the teams concerned;

i) Least number of Red Cards;

j) Least number of Yellow Cards;

k) Drawing of lots (coin toss) or playoff match as determined by the Excom."

It doesn't say that No. 1 to 14 is for automatic qualifiers (something, which I assumed would be)

Anonymous said...

Mike,
The rules you have stated above is under Article 17. Please read Article 16 number 7 which states “The top two clubs in each group plus the two (2) group 3rd placers with the best record will qualify for the Round of 16.”

Looks like the word “GROUP” is a typo error.

The rule probably could have been reworded to read: THE TOP TWO CLUBS IN EACH GROUP PLUS THE BEST 2 THIRD PLACERS WITH THE BEST RECORD FROM ALL THE GROUPS WILL QUALIFY FOR THE ROUND OF 16.

Anonymous said...

Mike,
The rules you have stated above is under Article 17. Please read Article 16 number 7 which states “The top two clubs in each group plus the two (2) group 3rd placers with the best record will qualify for the Round of 16.”

Looks like the word “GROUP” is a typo error.

The rule probably could have been reworded to read: THE TOP TWO CLUBS IN EACH GROUP PLUS THE BEST 2 THIRD PLACERS WITH THE BEST RECORD FROM ALL THE GROUPS WILL QUALIFY FOR THE ROUND OF 16.

Mike said...

Yes, but I think Article 16, Paragraph 7 just identifies who advances to the KO stage, while Article 17 states how they will be ranked. (We are beginning to sound like law students, hehehe)

This could have been clearer if it simply states No. 1 qualifiers will be seeded 1 to 7, No 2 qualifiers, 8 to 14.... Or the usual practice of having A1 vs. B2.

I e-mailed UFL a copy of this post and asked if there are changes in rules/or mistakes in my interpretation.

Anyway, if the best third teams get No. 15 and 16, it's going to be a whole new ballgame.

Thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

IN ANY COMPETITION AROUND THE WORLD, THE BEST 2 - 3RD PLACE TEAMS WILL OCCUPY THE 15 & 16 SPOT. SO THE GUY WHO MADE THIS IS WRONG.

Mike said...

I'm wrong because the UFL doesn't follow what every other competition in the world does?

Why don't you do your own analysis Mr. Know-it-all-who-can't-even-use-his-real-name?

By the way, did you know that in the UFL, five substitutions are allowed for any game?