The following account was quoted in this post in a thread exploring mutinous behavior by athletes, emphasis mine. The account describes a fluke of scoring whereby one of the teams could advance to the finals only if they won by at least 2 points; otherwise their opponent would advance to the finals. Oddly, then, the loser could advance if they lost by only 1 point.
This created the truly bizarre spectacle late in the game of both teams attempting deliberate own goals and defending their opponent’s goals; one to force their own loss by only 1 point, the other to force extra time in an attempt to get a single goal worth 2 points.
It appears that this rule was somewhat specific to this tournament. What is the rationale for a goal in extra time counting as 2 points?