Four Nations Tournament tiebreaker scenarios

All four teams in the Four Nations Tournament in Chongqing, China have a chance to become tournament champions. After two games, the U.S., Canada, Sweden, and China all have 1-1 records. Monday, the U.S. plays China and Sweden takes on Canada. Certain results will lead to a number of tiebreaker scenarios that will ultimately decide the champion.

On Friday, the first day of the tournament, Sweden beat the U.S., 2-1, and Canada beat China, 3-2. On Sunday, the U.S. beat Canada, 2-1, and China beat Sweden, 2-1. All teams have 1-1 records, but China and Canada have scored the most goals (four), followed by the U.S. and Sweden with three apiece. But, all teams have the same goal differential, so that’s why it will more than likely come down to the tiebreaker, unless the U.S. beats China and Sweden and Canada draw. That would make the U.S. the champions. Same goes for China if they win and Canada and Sweden draw, if Canada wins and the U.S. and China draw, and if Sweden wins and the U.S. and China draw. But if the U.S. or China wins and there is a winner between Canada and Sweden, the tiebreakers comes into effect. The first tiebreaker is goal difference, followed by goals scored, and head-to-head results.

The Canada/Sweden game begins at 2:35 a.m. (Eastern Time) followed by the U.S. vs. China at 5:35 a.m. (Eastern Time). Both games will be played at Yongchuan Sports Centre Stadium.