GUATEAMALA CITY, Guatemala -- On the eve of the final round of group play, the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) reiterated the tie-break procedure to be used for determining seeding for the final round, in case two or more teams finish group play tied on points, as stipulated in Article 10 of the competition rules:
ARTICLE # 10
In the tournament, if two or more national teams finish the group stage tied on points, the following criteria will be used for the tie-breakers:
- The greatest number of points obtained during group play between the tied teams;
- The greatest positive goal difference during group play between the tied teams;
- The greatest number of goals scored during group play between the tied teams;
- The greatest positive goal difference in all group games;
- The greatest number of goals scored in all group games.
If the proceeding criteria fail to break the tie, the qualified team will be determined by a draw, executed by a person named by the Secretary General of UNCAF, in the presence of a representative from each of the teams involved.
The tie-break procedure, which has been in use for several years in UNCAF, was published along with the full tournament regulations on September 1, 2014, ahead of the start of the Central American Cup Tigo 2014 USA. The full version of the competition rules can be found at CONCACAF.com.