In order to qualify for the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, who needs what? Who might be leaving for home soon?
FIFA+ has examined all the critical future scenarios as Matchday 3 has begun, and you can see each team’s probable path to the World Cup final and prospective opponents.
Group A – final standings
- IR Iran
Group C –
- Saudi Arabia
Costa Rica-Germany (1 December, 22:00 local time) Japan-Spain (1 December, 22:00 local time)
Spain will qualify for the Round of 16 with a win or a draw. Defeat to Japan will leave them relying on their superior goal difference to progress unless Costa Rica beat Germany, in which case Luis Enrique’s side will be out.
Japan may advance if they defeat Spain, while a draw and a scoreless result in the match between Costa Rica and Germany will guarantee their advancement. However, if Spain defeats them or if the score is tied and Costa Rica defeats Germany, they will be eliminated.
Canada-Morocco (1 December, 18:00 local time) Croatia-Belgium (1 December, 18:00 local time)
If Croatia wins or draws, they advance. If they lost, they would need Canada to lose in order to beat Morocco, and in that case. Moreover, Zlatko Dalic’s team would need a goal differential to win the Atlas Lions.
If Morocco wins or draws, they advance. If they lose, Belgium must beat Croatia; in that case, since goal differential will be used to determine whether they or the 2018 runners-up advance to the round of 16.