Goal difference

Goal difference is a measurement used to decide the position of teams in a league when they are equal on points. It is calculated by subtracting the goals conceded (goals against) from the goals scored. If a team had scored 50 goals and conceded 40 they would have a goal difference of plus 10.
  • Example: Tottenham’s goal difference suffered after the thrashing against their rivals
  • Example: Argentina won their World Cup group on goal difference

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