World Cup 2022: How every team can reach the round of 16

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  • Dale JohnsonGeneral Editor, ESPN FC

The radical signifier astatine the 2022 World Cup continues, arsenic 16 teams look to win a spot successful the knockout bracket.

Here we instrumentality a look astatine what each federation needs to bash to get retired of their radical and support the imagination live successful Qatar.

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TIEBREAKERS

If 2 oregon much teams are level connected points, they volition beryllium separated successful the pursuing order:

1) Overall radical extremity difference
2) Overall radical goals scored
3) Head to caput (H2H) result
4) H2H extremity quality successful each matches betwixt the teams inactive level
5) H2H goals scored successful each matches betwixt the teams inactive level
6) Fair play points
7) Drawing of lots

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Full team-by-team permutations volition look aft the 2nd circular of matches successful each group.

GROUP A

Remaining fixtures
Friday (8 a.m. ET):
Qatar vs. Senegal
Friday (11 a.m. ET): Netherlands vs. Ecuador
Tuesday (10 a.m. ET): Ecuador vs. Senegal, Netherlands vs. Qatar

Ecuador: If Qatar win/draw against Senegal, past Ecuador tin publication their spot successful the circular of 16 with a triumph implicit Netherlands.

Netherlands: If Senegal win/draw against Qatar, past Netherlands tin publication their spot successful the circular of 16 with a triumph implicit Ecuador.

Qatar: If Qatar suffer to Senegal, they volition beryllium knocked retired if Netherlands win/draw.

Senegal: If Senegal suffer to Qatar, they volition beryllium knocked retired if Ecuador win/draw.

GROUP B

Remaining fixtures
Friday (5 a.m. ET):
Wales vs. Iran
Friday (2 p.m. ET): England vs. United States
Tuesday (2 p.m. ET): Iran vs. United States, Wales vs. England

England: Will suffice for the circular of 16 with a triumph against United States, which volition triumph them the radical if Wales-Iran is simply a gully earlier successful the day.

Iran: Will beryllium knocked retired if they suffer to Wales.

United States and Wales cannot suffice oregon beryllium eliminated connected Friday.

GROUP C

Remaining fixtures
Saturday (8 a.m. ET): Poland vs. Saudi Arabia
Saturday (11 a.m. ET): Argentina vs. Mexico
Wednesday (2 p.m. ET): Poland vs. Argentina, Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico

Saudi Arabia: Will suffice for the circular of 16 with a triumph against Poland, which volition triumph them the radical if Argentina-Mexico is simply a gully aboriginal successful the day.

Argentina: Will beryllium knocked retired if they suffer to Mexico.

Mexico and Poland cannot suffice oregon beryllium eliminated connected Saturday.

GROUP D

Remaining fixtures
Saturday (5 a.m. ET):
Tunisia vs. Australia
Saturday (2 p.m. ET): France vs. Denmark
Wednesday (10 a.m. ET): Australia vs. Denmark, Tunisia vs. France

France: Will suffice for the circular of 16 with a triumph against Denmark, which volition triumph them the radical if Tunisia-Australia is simply a gully earlier successful the day.

Australia: Will beryllium knocked retired if they suffer to Tunisia.

Denmark and Tunisia cannot suffice oregon beryllium eliminated connected Saturday.

GROUP E

Remaining fixtures
Sunday (5 a.m. ET):
Japan vs. Costa Rica
Sunday (2 p.m. ET): Spain vs. Germany
Thursday (2 p.m. ET): Costa Rica vs. Germany, Japan vs. Spain

Spain: If Japan win/draw against Costa Rica, past Spain tin publication their spot successful the circular of 16 with a triumph implicit Germany.

Japan: If Japan triumph against Costa Rica, they volition beryllium done to the circular of 16 if Spain win/draw against Germany aboriginal connected Sunday.

Germany: If Japan win/draw, Germany volition past beryllium eliminated if they suffer to Spain

Costa Rica: If Costa Rica suffer to Japan, they volition beryllium knocked retired if Spain win/draw.

GROUP F

Remaining fixtures
Sunday (8 a.m. ET):
Belgium vs. Morocco
Sunday (11 a.m. ET): Croatia vs. Canada
Thursday (10 a.m. ET): Canada vs. Morocco, Croatia vs. Belgium

Belgium: Will suffice for the circular of 16 with a triumph against Morocco, which volition triumph them the radical if Croatia-Canada is simply a gully aboriginal successful the day.

Canada: Will beryllium knocked retired if they suffer to Croatia.

Croatia and Morocco cannot suffice oregon beryllium eliminated connected Friday.

GROUP G

Remaining fixtures
Monday (5 a.m. ET):
Cameroon vs. Serbia
Monday (11 a.m. ET): Brazil vs. Switzerland
Friday (2 p.m. ET): Cameroon vs. Brazil, Serbia vs. Switzerland

Brazil: If Serbia win/draw against Cameroon, past Brazil tin publication their spot successful the circular of 16 with a triumph implicit Switzerland.

Switzerland: If Cameroon win/draw against Serbia, past Switzerland tin publication their spot successful the circular of 16 with a triumph implicit Brazil.

Cameroon: If Cameroon suffer to Serbia, they volition beryllium knocked retired if Brazil win/draw.

Serbia: If Serbia suffer to Cameroon, they volition beryllium knocked retired if Switzerland win/draw.

GROUP H

Remaining fixtures
Monday (8 a.m. ET):
South Korea vs. Ghana
Monday (2 p.m. ET): Portugal vs. Uruguay
Friday (10 a.m. ET): Ghana vs. Uruguay, South Korea vs. Portugal

Portugal: Will suffice for the circular of 16 with a triumph against Uruguay, which volition triumph them the radical if South Korea-Ghana is simply a gully earlier successful the day.

Ghana: Will beryllium knocked retired if they suffer to South Korea.

South Korea and Uruguay cannot suffice oregon beryllium eliminated connected Friday.

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