WARSAW/KYIV: UEFA regulations state that, in effect, head to head results take priority over the standard goal-difference system if teams are level on points after the conclusion of their group matches at the Euro 2012 finals.
Article 8.07 of the European federation’s tournament regulations sets out the computations as follows:
a) higher number of points obtained in the matches among the teams in question;
b) superior goal difference in the matches among the teams in question (if more than two teams finish equal on points);
c) higher number of goals scored in the matches among the teams in question (if more than two teams finish equal on points);
d) superior goal difference in all the group matches;
e) higher number of goals scored in all the group matches;
f) position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system
g) fair play conduct of the teams (final tournament);
h) drawing of lots.
According to Article 8.08
If two teams which have the same number of points, the same number of goals scored and conceded, play their last group match against each other and are still equal at the end of that match, the ranking of the two teams in question is determined by kicks from the penalty mark (Article 16), provided no other teams within the group have the same number of points on completion of all group matches.
Should more than two teams have the same number of points, the criteria listed under paragraph 8.07 apply.
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