Twelve teams play in the Copa America Soccer Tournament such that the teams are divided into 3 groups of 4 teams each. The tournament proceeds on the following lines:

In the first round, each team in each of the three groups plays one match against each of the other two teams in the same group. Each match can end either in a win for one team and loss for the other team, or in a draw. For each win, the winning team gets 3 points while for each drawn match, both teams get 1 point each. No points are awarded for the losing team.

At the end of the first round, the teams are ranked within each group in descending order of the points scored by them in Round 1. If two or more teams have scored equal points, the team that has a higher goal difference is ranked higher than the team that has a lower goal difference (Goal Difference = Goals for - Goals against). If two or more teams still tie for a rank, then the team that has scored more goals in the group matches is ranked higher than the team that has scored lesser goals. If two or more teams still tie for a rank, then the ranks are decided by drawing a lottery.

The teams that are ranked 1st and 2nd in each group advance to the second round of the tournament and automatically qualify for the FIFA World Cup, while the teams that are ranked 3rd and 4th in each group are considered for consolation award. The teams that are ranked 3rd and 4th in the three groups (total 6 teams) are similarly ranked using the methodology outlined above and the team that ranks at the top among these 6 teams gets the consolation award.

The partially-filled tables after each team has played two matches within their group are given below:

Twelve teams play in the Copa America Soccer Tournament such that the teams are divided into 3 groups of 4 teams each. The tournament proceeds on the following lines:

In the first round, each team in each of the three groups plays one match against each of the other two teams in the same group. Each match can end either in a win for one team and loss for the other team, or in a draw. For each win, the winning team gets 3 points while for each drawn match, both teams get 1 point each. No points are awarded for the losing team.

At the end of the first round, the teams are ranked within each group in descending order of the points scored by them in Round 1. If two or more teams have scored equal points, the team that has a higher goal difference is ranked higher than the team that has a lower goal difference (Goal Difference = Goals for - Goals against). If two or more teams still tie for a rank, then the team that has scored more goals in the group matches is ranked higher than the team that has scored lesser goals. If two or more teams still tie for a rank, then the ranks are decided by drawing a lottery.

The teams that are ranked 1st and 2nd in each group advance to the second round of the tournament and automatically qualify for the FIFA World Cup, while the teams that are ranked 3rd and 4th in each group are considered for consolation award. The teams that are ranked 3rd and 4th in the three groups (total 6 teams) are similarly ranked using the methodology outlined above and the team that ranks at the top among these 6 teams gets the consolation award.

The partially-filled tables after each team has played two matches within their group are given below:

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