fair enough...it was in fine print: "In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be points accumulated in the contest by country selected (3 points for win, 1 for draw) then goal differential in those matches then split" ...the podcast comment directed my thinking... all good!
* "I cannot be more disappointed in you, man, humanity."....that's a touch extreme. feel i've been a mac back for awhile. btw, I was double-checking my thought prior to your comment fwiw