FIFA World Cup 2022, Round of 16 Qualification scenario: How Can England Get Through; NED, ECU on Verge in Group A

FIFA World Cup 2022, Round of 16 Qualification scenario: How Can England Get Through; NED, ECU on Verge in Group A

This page provides all details of the FIFA World Cup 2022 including the qualification scenario of Round of 16, ways England could opt to get through and whether NED, EVU are on verge in Group A. 

On Tuesday, as Group A and B will stage their final round of matches, the fate of seven teams will be decided. So ahead of the four games, let us take a look at the qualification scenario for the Round of 16 for the two groups.

The final stage of group matches has been reached by the FIFA World Cup of 2022. Till now, only three teams have confirmed their place in the Round of 16 and they are – France, Portugal and Brazil. While the host nations – Qatar and Canada – have already been knocked out, only 27 teams are left with competing for a place in the Round of 16 which starts from December 3 onwards.

On Tuesday, as Group A and B will stage their final round of matches, the fate of seven teams will be decided. So ahead of the four games, let us take a look at the qualification scenario for the Round of 16 for the two groups.

GROUP A:

Matches left : Netherlands vs Qatar and Ecuador vs Senegal 

Since Qatar has already been knocked out, only three teams will battle in Group A. Both Netherlands and Ecuador stand with four points each after a draw and a win in two games, albeit separated by goal difference, they stand on the verge of making it to the knockout stage. Senegal bounced back after losing to Netherlands which was placed on the top. If Netherlands beat Qatar in the second game, it will stand on the third position in the points table.

Netherlands and Ecuador need to win their last match in order to qualify which will leave them both with 7 points with goal difference to decide the top team. Irrespective of the result of the Ecuador vs Senegal match, Netherlands can still make it through if they draw whereas they will have to hope Senegal to bear Ecuador if they lose.

Sengal only needs to win against Ecuador to make it through in the Round of 16.

Group B:

Matches left : England vs Wales and Iran vs USA 

With England in pole position, all four teams stand on fray to make the last 16 unlike in Group A. However, the spot can be missed by the Harry Kane-led side at the end of Tuesday night in Qatar.

If England wants to guarantee the spot, they will have to beat Wales and in case they lose, they will have to make sure that Wales do not go past their goal difference of +4. In this case, the position of England will be secured in the Round of 16, irrespective of the result in the Iran and USA match.

For Iran to join the Round of 16, they need to win. If the Iran vs USA match goes to a draw, they will have to hope that Wales do not beat England.

On the other hand, if the USA wants to make it through, they will just have to beat Iran.

Bullet Points:

  • The fate of seven teams will be decided on Tuesday, when Groups A and B play their final round of matches.
  • Let’s examine the two groups’ chances of qualifying for the Round of 16 before the four games.
  • The FIFA World Cup of 2022 has completed the group stage of games.
  • In Group A, there will only be matches between three teams because Qatar has already been eliminated.
  • Both the Netherlands and Ecuador must win their remaining games in order to advance, leaving them both with seven points and a goal differential that will determine which team will finish first.
  • In contrast to Group A, all four teams are vying to get to the round of 16 with England in the lead.
  • On the other hand, the USA only needs to defeat Iran if they want to advance.

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