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