In the World Cup, the points needed to qualify for the semi-finals can vary. Normally, teams earn points during the group stages – 2 points for a win, 1 for a no result or a tie, and 0 for a loss. Generally, a team would need to be among the top four in their group after all matches are played to make it to the semis. The exact number of points depends on the results of other teams as well. So, there isn’t a fixed number, but a good target to aim for is more than half of the total possible points.