Qatar 2022: Who needs to do what to get to the Round of 16? | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Every nation goals of lifting the World Cup. Not one squad has come to Qatar only for the enjoyable of it — they’re all in it to win.

However the first stage of eliminations is almost upon us because the event’s group stage attracts to an in depth. Half of the 32 groups that began in Qatar will likely be packing their luggage and heading house.

So, who wants what to outlive into the Spherical of 16?

Group A

Host nation Qatar, discovering themselves fourth of 4 of their group, had the ignominious honour of being the primary workforce knocked out of this yr’s event. However at the least they don’t have far to get house.

Ecuador and the Netherlands are tied on the high of the group desk heading into the ultimate spherical of group video games, with 4 factors every. Senegal are only one level behind.

  • The Netherlands want a win or a draw in opposition to Qatar to qualify for the final 16.
  • Ecuador have to beat Senegal to ensure qualification.
  • Senegal have to beat Ecuador to ensure qualification.
  • If Ecuador vs Senegal is a draw, Ecuador will qualify — except Qatar beat the Netherlands, during which case Senegal will undergo.

Group B

This was all the time prone to be the most competitive group in addition to probably the most politically charged. The remaining matches see previous rivals and geopolitical enemies dealing with off, and any of the 4 groups can nonetheless qualify, even when Wales — of their first World Cup since 1958 — solely stand a mathematical probability.

England high the desk with 4 factors from two video games. Iran are second with three, after two injury-time targets in opposition to Wales on Friday. The US are third within the group desk with two factors from two attracts, whereas Wales have the hardest battle for qualification with only one level.

  • England will undergo to the Spherical of 16 except Wales beat them by 4 targets or extra.
  • The USA have to beat Iran to progress to the knock-out phases.
  • Iran have to beat the USA to ensure qualification, however a draw with the USA can be sufficient for Iran to progress — if Wales can not beat England.
  • Wales want a minor miracle; they must beat England and have Iran vs USA finish with a draw. They may additionally progress with no attract that match so long as they’ll get a four-goal margin of victory over England. Don’t maintain your breath.
Fans in Manchester watch the England vs United States football match.
England followers expect an look within the Spherical of 16 on the World Cup in Qatar [Ed Sykes/Action Images/Reuters]

Group C

That is one other open group during which all 4 groups might nonetheless qualify. Mexico have only one level on the backside of the group desk, whereas Saudi Arabia and their shock victims Argentina have three factors every. Poland, with 4 factors, lead the group however they aren’t secure but.

  • Poland solely want a draw in opposition to Argentina to ensure qualifying, although they’d undoubtedly desire a win.
  • Argentina have to beat Poland to ensure their place within the Spherical of 16. A draw right here and Argentina are weak to being picked off on purpose distinction.
  • If Saudi Arabia beat Mexico, they’re by means of to the subsequent spherical. A draw with Mexico mixed with a loss for Poland in opposition to Argentina would additionally see them qualify. If Poland beat Argentina with an enormous purpose distinction, the Saudis should declare the second qualifying spot.
  • Mexico have to win in opposition to the Saudis, and have Poland beat Argentina.

Group D

World champions France, with six factors from two video games, have been the primary workforce in Qatar to ebook their place within the Spherical of 16. That makes the remainder of the group permutations rather less complicated.

Australia have three factors, whereas Denmark and Tunisia have one every.

  • Australia play Denmark — the winner will undergo with France
  • Tunisia have to beat France by at the least two targets and hope Australia and Denmark draw

Group E

Everybody anticipated Spain and Germany to sail by means of Group E. And everybody was half-right, at the least, with Spain cruising comfortably on the high with 4 factors from two video games. Germany, nevertheless, languish on the backside of the group, as coach Hansi Flick’s mission to get well Germany’s pre-2018 soccer glory seems a longer-term mission than first hoped for.

Japan and Costa Rica have three factors every after their assembly on Sunday, which means any of the 4 groups might nonetheless qualify.

  • Spain simply want a draw in opposition to Japan to qualify for the knock-out rounds.
  • If Japan win in opposition to Spain, they’re by means of with six factors. In the event that they draw, they want Costa Rica and Germany to additionally draw. If Japan draw and Germany win, there’s nonetheless an opportunity Japan might undergo on purpose distinction.
  • Costa Rica should beat Germany of their remaining group match to progress to the Spherical of 16.
  • Germany have to beat Costa Rica and have Spain beat Japan in an effort to assure the second qualifying spot. But when Spain and Japan draw, Germany might want to beat Costa Rica by at the least two targets. They may presumably nonetheless undergo with a one-goal margin of victory over Costa Rica in the event that they rating greater than Japan of their hypothetical draw with Spain – eg, a 1-1 draw between Spain and Japan, and a 2-1 win for Germany over Costa Rica will see the Germans progress.

Group F

Canada have been the second workforce to be reserving their flights house. Which means Croatia, Morocco and Belgium can nonetheless qualify. The Belgians, ranked second on this planet, have been anticipated to high this group, however their 2-0 mauling by Morocco on Sunday modified all the pieces.

  • Croatia and Morocco are sitting fairly with 4 factors every; Belgium have three.
  • Croatia solely want a draw in opposition to Belgium on Thursday to ensure progress to the ultimate 16
  • Belgium have to win that match to progress.
  • Morocco simply want a draw in opposition to Canada to qualify from the group.

Group G

All 4 groups can nonetheless qualify from Group G, with two video games nonetheless to play at this finish of the World Cup schedule. Brazil and Switzerland have one win every, whereas Cameroon and Serbia stay with out making a mark on the group desk.

Cameroon tackle Serbia on Monday afternoon, earlier than Switzerland tackle Brazil. Whoever wins the second recreation will qualify comfortably from the group with six factors. A draw and issues get attention-grabbing.

Group H

Group H groups have additionally simply performed one recreation thus far, with all to play for. Portugal are sitting fairly on the high of the desk with three factors; South Korea and Uruguay have some extent apiece. Ghana has but to register some extent. Anybody might nonetheless qualify or get eradicated on the first hurdle.

A win for Portugal over Uruguay on Monday, which is way from assured, would put Cristiano Ronaldo’s males by means of to the Spherical of 16. South Korea face Ghana in Monday’s earlier recreation. Watch this area.

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