FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: Messi’s Argentina vs Lewandowski’s Poland

FIFA World Cup: Their paths to the Spherical of 16

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Poland: Sitting in first place, Poland will advance to the knockout stage with a win or a draw in opposition to Argentina. Even when it loses to Argentina, it nonetheless has an opportunity of advancing in some eventualities wherein Mexico and Saudi Arabia tie or Mexico wins, relying on tiebreakers akin to objective differential.

Argentina: Second-place Argentina will advance to the knockout stage if it beats Poland in its final group recreation, however even a draw may do it — so long as the opposite group recreation is a draw or if Mexico wins however not by a hefty objective differential.

Saudi Arabia: Following its monumental upset of Argentina with a loss, to Poland, Saudi Arabia sophisticated its hopes of a berth within the spherical of 16. If Saudi Arabia beats Mexico in its subsequent recreation, it’s going to advance, but it surely may additionally undergo with a draw if Poland wins, or if Argentina wins (however that state of affairs would come right down to objective differential).

Mexico: Possibilities of advancing are slender however not unimaginable: If Mexico beats Saudi Arabia and Poland beats Argentina, it’s going to head to the spherical of 16. If Mexico wins however Argentina beats Poland, Mexico would wish a hefty objective differential to maneuver forward of Poland for the second-place spot within the group. Mexico may additionally advance if it wins and the opposite group recreation is a tie, however once more it might depend upon tiebreakers like objective differential.

France: The defending champion grew to become the primary workforce to clinch a berth within the spherical of 16. It’ll virtually actually advance as the highest seed within the group, even when it loses its last recreation of group play in opposition to Tunisia.

Australia: After dropping its first recreation, to France, Australia bounced again to defeat Tunisia and hold its hopes alive of a berth within the spherical of 16. It’s now in second place within the group. A win in opposition to Denmark would see the Australians by. A tie would suffice if France beats or ties Tunisia.

Denmark: To advance, Denmark should defeat Australia. Even then, it might additionally want France to win or tie in opposition to Tunisia. If Denmark and Tunisia win their last matches, Denmark may win on objective differential. Proper now, the 2 international locations are tied on that measure.

Tunisia: A workforce that’s on the backside of the group and has but to attain a objective on this World Cup performs France in its third match. But Tunisia can nonetheless advance. Its easiest path is to defeat France and have Australia and Denmark tie. If Tunisia wins and Denmark wins, Tunisia may advance through tiebreakers like objective differential.

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