Is the Three-point System Necessarily Better Than the Two-point System in Soccer?
by Hakan Demirtas.
Once upon a time, the winning team received two points in soccer.
To make the game more interesting and exciting, the new three-point rule came
into play. Presumably, this would ensure that there would be no more boring passes,
no more ugly time-running tricks, and no more kicking the ball randomly off the court.
Games were supposed to be winning-oriented, because one win would be worth more than
two ties. Teams were going to be full of aggression, drive and a desire to win.
Obviously, in soccer leagues, the game is better now than it was before.
However, is this true in semi-elimination systems such as the first round
of 2010 World Cup? In this note, this question is addressed.
Sports Statistics, Semi-elimination, Simulation
Hakan Demirtas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Debasis Kundu, email@example.com
READING THE ARTICLE: You can read the article in
portable document (.pdf) format (44954 bytes.)
NOTE: The content of this article is the intellectual property of the authors, who retains all rights to future publication.
This page has been accessed 1661 times since OCTOBER 16, 2008.
Return to the Home Page.