How yellow and red cards could decide which team tops Group G between England and Belgium

How yellow and red cards could decide which team tops Group G between England and Belgium

- England and Belgium are level on points after playing two group matches each

- The two teams are also level on goals scored and goal difference

- They will battle out for Group G's top spot when they meet on Thursday, June 28

- FIFA could be forced to integrate fair play rules to decide who tops the group

World football governing body, FIFA, could be forced to integrate fair play rules to decide who tops Group G between England and Belgium.

England and Belgium are currently level on points, goals scored and goal difference after two group matches played by both nations.

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England kicked-off their 2018 World Cup campaign with a 2-1 slim victory over Tunisia, before demolishing tournament debutantes, Panama, 6-1 in a record-breaking performance on Sunday, June 24.

Belgium, on the other hand defeated Panama 3-0 in their opening match before stunning Tunisia 5-2 in an epic fixture played on Saturday, June 23.

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Following their impressive display, the both nations have six points, having scored eight goals and conceded two.

And so if the countries draw when they lock horns in their last group crunch tie on Thursday, they will finish the group stage with identical records.

Should that be the case, FIFA will be forced to incorporate fair play rules to decide the group winner.

The rules state that a side loses one point per yellow card, 3 points for an indirect red (two yellow cards) and four for a direct red card over the course of the three group games.

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Thus far, England two yellow and cards and no red cards after their two openers. Belgium, on the other hand have picked three yellow cards and no red cards.This is implies that England are the current Group G leaders by a single FIFA fair play point.

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