how can both irish football teams qualify for the qfs

22 August 2017

Team Ireland's football teams lost control over their destinies at the World University Games after 1-0 defeats a piece in their second games.

All hope is not lost however as both teams can still make the quarter finals with a bit of luck.

We've examined all the permutations and possibilities that will see both Mens and Womens teams through to the quarter finals.

WOMENS

TeamPGDPTS
CANADA1+13
MEXICO101
IRELAND2-11


Colin Bell's Womens team will be anxiously awaiting news from Fu Jen Catholic University Stadium as Canada take on Mexico on Tuesday (KO 9am Irish Time - Live on FISU TV).

The team will be putting their hopes in a Canada victory.

CANADA 1-0 MEXICO

The tiebreak criteria will go down to the fair play points. Mexico currently have no yellow cards whilst Ireland have one after goalkeeper Amanda Budden was booked against Canada whilst delaying a kick-off to allow Jetta Berrill to fix her boot. So if it ends 1-0 then the Girls in Green will need a couple of Mexican bookings.

CANADA 2-0 MEXICO

Ireland will go through with a superior goal difference of one.

CANADA 2-1 MEXICO

If Canada win by one goal but Mexico also score in the game then the Mexicans will go through with a superior goals scored tally.

CANADA 0-0 MEXICO

If the game ends in a draw, Mexico will go through on 2 points compared to Ireland's 1.

CANADA 0-1 MEXICO

Any sort of a Mexican win will see Ireland out and Mexico through as group winners.

 

MENS

POOL A
TEAMPGDPTS
MEXICO2+46
FRANCE2+14
IRELAND2-11
TAIPEI2-40

 

The Boys in Green play Taipei on Wednesday (KO: 12.30pm - live on FAI Third Level Football Facebook) in Fu Jen Catholic University Stadium. At the same time, France and Mexico will kick-off with both sides seeking to top the group. Ireland will need a Mexican victory if they have any chance of going through.

MEXICO 1-0 FRANCE, TAIPEI 0-1 IRELAND

France and Ireland will both be equal on goal difference and goals scored so it would go down to fair play. This will suit Ireland completly as the French have accumulated 8 yellow cards so far with no Irish player yet to enter the referee's notebook.

MEXICO 1-0 FRANCE, TAIPEI 0-2 IRELAND

The entire Irish team could be booked but we would still be through on a superior goals difference to the French.

MEXICO 0-0 FRANCE, TAIPEI 0-1 IRELAND

Any sort of result for France would see Ireland eliminated from the main competition and enter into the classification rounds.

 

Lady luck will need to be on their Irish side over the next 48 hours but you cannot rule both teams out of the Quarter Finals yet.

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