MOSCOW | How FIFA handles tiebreakers in group play at the World Cup

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MOSCOW — Japan and Senegal wound up with four points apiece when their World Cup group’s final games finished, sending it to a new FIFA tiebreaker rule to determine who advanced to the knockout stage.

Over the course of the three group matches, each team won once and lost once, and they tied each other . Each scored four goals, and each allowed four. But Senegal picked up six yellow cards to Japan’s four.

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