Which two teams qualify to next stage? [Excel Homework]
Time for some soccer fun in spreadsheets. Given a team points table like below:
How would you figure out in Excel, which teams qualify for next stage. The rules for this exercise are,
- Pick the top two teams by points
- If there is a tie, use Goal Difference (GD) to break ties (more GD is good)
- If there is a tie, use Goals For (GF) to break ties
Note: these rules are only a sub-set of actual FIFA rules. But hey, we are not running soccer competition here. Just having fun, so let’s keep it simple.
In the above example, your answer should be 1 & 2 against Brazil and Mexico in column G.
Download this example points tables and use it to figure out the solution.
You may use formulas, VBA or Power Query to figure out the answers. If using Power Query, assume the input is just a 4 row table with column names, as shown above.
Go ahead and post your answers in the comments section. I am waiting to see all creative ways to attack this problem.
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