Instructions

Directions for the following four questions: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

The year was 2006. All six teams in Pool A of World Cup hockey, play each other exactly once.

Each win earns a team three points, a draw earns one point and a loss earns zero points. The two teams with the highest points qualify for the semifinals. In case of a tie, the team with the highest goal difference (Goal For . Goals Against) qualifies.

In the opening match, Spain lost to Germany.

After the second round (after each team played two matches), the pool table looked as shown below.

In the third round, Spain played Pakistan, Argentina played Germany, and New Zealand played South Africa. All the third round matches were drawn. The following are some results from the fourth and fifth round matches

(a) Spain won both the fourth and fifth round matches.

(b) Both Argentina and Germany won their fifth round matches by 3 goals to 0.

(c) Pakistan won both the fourth and fifth round matches by 1 goal to 0.

Question 64

# Which one of the following statements is true about matches played in the first two rounds?

Solution

Germany and Argentina have 2 games each and Spain and Pakistan have won 1 game each. We also know that Germany beat Spain.

So Germany won its second game against one among SA/ NZ.

Similarly Argentina must have won one game against Pakistan and another against SA/ NZ.

Argentina scored 2 goals and conceded 0 goals. So it must have won both the games 1-0.

NZ conceded 6 goals. The only possibility is it lost 5-1 to Spain and lost 1-0 to Argentina.

As Spain conceded 2 goals it must have lost its opening game to Germany by 1-0.

Now, the results of all the games can be known.

Following are the possible match result after 2 rounds :

HENCE OPTION D IS THE CORRECT ANSWER.