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England are on the verge of reaching the knockout stage of the World Cup, however Wales face an uphill battle of their quest to make the final 16.
A 2-0 defeat by Iran means Wales might want to beat England on Tuesday, and hope outcomes go their approach, if they’re to progress on their first World Cup look since 1958.
England’s drab goalless draw with the USA noticed them miss the possibility to wrap up qualification, however Gareth Southgate’s facet will undergo regardless in the event that they keep away from a four-goal defeat by Wales.
France’s 2-1 win over Denmark made them the primary workforce to ebook their place within the final 16.
In the meantime, hosts Qatar and Canada have already been knocked out after back-to-back defeats.
As we strategy the enterprise finish of the group stage, we check out the way it stands.
There was heartache for Qatar on Friday because the hosts turned the primary workforce to be eradicated from the event.
After shedding 3-1 to Senegal, a 1-1 draw between the Netherlands and Ecuador condemned Qatar to an early exit. It’s the earliest a number nation has been knocked out of the World Cup.
The draw between the Dutch and Ecuador leaves only a level between the highest three heading into the ultimate Group A video games on Tuesday.
Three-time finalists the Netherlands and Ecuador know a draw in opposition to Qatar and Senegal respectively will see them by to the final 16.
England missed the possibility to seal a last-16 spot with a sport to spare as they have been held to a scoreless draw by the USA.
It implies that all 4 groups nonetheless have an opportunity of reaching the following spherical going into the ultimate group video games.
England are within the strongest place with 4 factors from two video games and Southgate’s facet will advance in the event that they keep away from a four-goal defeat by Wales on Tuesday.
A win would assure England prime spot, however they will nonetheless draw and end prime except Iran beat the United States, or the Individuals win by a minimum of 4 objectives.
England may even end prime if Iran and the USA draw they usually do not lose to Wales by 4 or extra objectives.
Wales nonetheless have an opportunity of reaching the final 16 regardless of shedding to Iran on Friday. To qualify, Wales should beat England and hope for a draw between the USA and Iran.
If the USA-Iran match doesn’t finish in a draw, Wales should beat England by 4 objectives to advance.
The USA should win to progress, whereas Iran will undergo with a draw except Wales beat England.
Poland and Argentina are the highest two within the group following 2-0 wins over Saudi Arabia and Mexico respectively on Saturday.
However these two meet in Wednesday’s group decider, that means there’s a respectable probability both Lionel Messi or Robert Lewandowski exit.
Poland can be assured development with a draw, whereas Argentina will undergo in the event that they win. Either side will undergo if each video games are drawn.
Saudi Arabia will safe their shock entry to the knockout levels in the event that they beat Mexico.
Mexico must beat the Saudis to have any hope of going by. They might be by if each they and Poland win. Every other consequence within the different sport would most likely imply the Mexicans would want to win by a couple of.
Kylian Mbappe scored twice to see France beat Denmark 2-1 and seal their place within the knockout stage.
A draw of their remaining qualifying sport in opposition to Tunisia on Wednesday may even seal prime spot.
Any of the opposite three groups might qualify together with Les Bleus.
Australia will likely be by in the event that they beat Denmark, however a draw would enable Tunisia to assert second spot in the event that they upset France. Denmark should win to have any probability of going by.
If Denmark and Tunisia each win their video games, the workforce to progress will likely be determined by objective distinction or the opposite standards talked about under.
All 4 groups in Group E can nonetheless progress after Germany fought again from a objective down to attract 1-1 with Spain on Sunday.
The final matches on this part happen at 19:00 GMT on Thursday with Costa Rica enjoying Germany and Japan going through Spain.
Spain will win the group with a victory or a draw – so long as the opposite match additionally ends in a draw or a Germany win.
If Spain have been to lose, Japan would win the group and the Spanish might nonetheless be eradicated. For that to occur, Luis Enrique’s facet would want to lose and Costa Rica beat Germany, or for Germany to win and overturn a objective distinction presently eight worse than Spain’s.
Japan may even end within the prime two if each matches finish in a draw.
Costa Rica will likely be by in the event that they beat Germany and will likely be group winners if Spain additionally draw with Japan. A draw for Costa Rica will solely be sufficient to qualify if Spain beat Japan.
Germany are backside however will qualify as runners-up in the event that they win and Japan lose. If Japan draw, Germany might must win by two objectives as their objective distinction is presently one worse than Japan’s.
Canada scored their first-ever World Cup objective on Sunday nevertheless it was solely fleeting pleasure as Croatia hit again, scoring 4 occasions to place them out of the operating for the final 16.
That leaves Croatia prime of Group F on objective distinction, understanding they may guarantee qualification in the event that they keep away from defeat to Belgium. They may even seal prime spot in the event that they match Morocco’s consequence and preserve their superior objective distinction.
Morocco will likely be by in the event that they win or draw their remaining group sport in opposition to Canada.
Belgium will qualify with victory in opposition to Croatia. A draw will solely be sufficient if Morocco lose to Canada, with objective distinction deciding the order during which they undergo.
The ultimate video games are performed at 19:00 GMT on Thursday 1 December.
How is qualification determined?
If groups are degree on factors after the three group video games, progress is set by objective distinction. The complete tie-breaker standards is:
- Factors accrued
- Purpose distinction
- Targets scored
- Head-to-head outcomes
- Truthful play: the workforce that has collected the fewest indiscipline factors wins (a yellow card equals one level, a pink card proven for 2 yellows equals three factors, a direct pink card equals 4 factors and a direct pink card proven to a participant who was already on a yellow equals 5 factors)
- Tons drawn
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