The drawing of lots.
It sounds fine for selecting the winner of a door prize or for deciding which guy in the apartment has to take out the garbage. But is that any way to decide something as important as a team's elimination in the world's most popular sports tournament?
By now, even casual fans of soccer are becoming accustomed to the rules for tiebreakers in the World Cup. If two teams have the same number of points after the three games of the group stage, the tiebreakers unfold like this: