Re: Re: Re: cartman congrats Here is the explanation... If the teams are all tied in point amongst one another after the 3 games...which in this case, all 3 teams (Denmark, Sweden and Italy) were...it then goes for head-to-head comparisons.... Italy 1 Sweden 1 Sweden 2 Denmark 2 Italy 0 Denmark 0 As you can see above...they all tied so therefore no one is the clear winner. This is where the next qualification step comes in and this is where Italy loses. The next step is goals FOR amongst those 3 teams in the games that they play AGAINST ONE ANOTHER (that is important!!!) By looking at the scores above.....you see the following: Italy scored 1 goal Denmark scored 2 Sweden scored 3 That is why Italy is gone. Even if Italy scored 46-1 against Bulgaria, it wouldn't matter as the "goals for" in this equation for a tie breaker is only aginats the teams that are tied. Hope that clears it up now.