WITH the third spherical of World Cup video games being performed – everybody now simply desires to qualify for the final sixteen and a few groups are already accomplished.
Whereas the likes of France, England, Brazil and Argentina have been thought of favorites for the match, it has been a combined bag thus far.
Lionel Messi’s facet, who went into Qatar as favourites, suffered a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia within the first recreation, placing their place in danger – however Argentina received their second recreation.
They’re but to qualify, however let’s check out who has already made it into the subsequent spherical with one recreation to spare.
Which groups have certified for the spherical of 16?
Netherlands secured their place within the sixteenth ace2-0 win over hosts Qatar, noticed Louis Van Gaal’s facet end high of the group.
Senegal additionally confirmed their place within the knockout rounds after beating Ecuador.
Each side will study their opponents TONIGHT as Group B concludes, with Senegal dealing with the winners and the Netherlands dealing with the runners-up.
England certified for the final 16 and received 3-0 over Wales to ship their Brits house.
USA be a part of the Three Lions within the knockout rounds, beating Iran 1-0 to arrange a conflict with the Netherlands.
Regardless of many backing Argentina to qualify from Group C with ease, Saudi Arabia handed them a first-leg defeat, however victory over Mexico earned them three factors.
Poland high the desk with 4 factors as Argentina and Saudi Arabia are on three and Mexico are on one with all the things to play for in Group C.
- Poland vs Argentina (Wednesday 19:00)
- Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (Wednesday 19:00)
France grew to become the primary nation within the subsequent spherical, with the world champions on target to reclaim their title in 2022.
Australia are surprisingly second within the group, having crushed Tunisia, however should get a end result towards Denmark if they’re to hitch France within the subsequent spherical.
- Tunisia vs France (Wednesday 3pm)
- Australia vs Denmark (Wednesday 3pm)
It is all to play for going into the ultimate match of Group E, with Germany surprisingly backside.
Defeat to Japan put their World Cup desires unsure, however attracts with Spain and Costa Rica who beat Japan imply they will nonetheless undergo, and Spain may nonetheless drop out of the group regardless of sitting high.
- Japan vs Spain (Thursday 19:00)
- Costa Rica vs Germany (Thursday 19:00)
No crew has certified for the Spherical of 16 from Group F however Canada is out.
Croatia are high on 4 factors, the identical as Morocco, they usually face Belgium, who’re third on three factors, on the ultimate day.
If Morocco beat Canada they may seal their place within the spherical of 16 and Belgium should beat Croatia to undergo.
- Croatia vs Belgium (Thursday 3pm)
- Canada vs Morocco (Thursday 3pm)
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Brazil are accomplished after profitable each their matches and choosing up six factors.
Switzerland stay in second place with three factors whereas Cameroon and Serbia may nonetheless qualify relying on the outcomes.
- Cameroon vs Brazil (Friday 19:00)
- Serbia vs Switzerland (Friday 19:00)
Bruno Fernandes brace noticed Portugal seal their place within the subsequent spherical and sit high of Group H with six factors.
Ghana are second with three and face Uruguay on the ultimate day as they search qualification.
- South Korea vs Portugal (Friday 3pm)
- Ghana vs Uruguay (Friday 3pm)
Final 16 match dates
Saturday, December 3
- Match 49: Netherlands vs USA (3pm)
- Match 50: Winner group C vs runner-up group D (19.00)
Sunday, December 4
- Match 52: Winner group D vs runner-up group C (15.00)
- Match 51: England vs Senegal (7pm)
Monday, December 5
- Match 53: Winner group E vs runner-up group F (15.00)
- Match 54: Winner group G vs runner-up group H (19.00)
Tuesday, December 6
- Match 55: Winner group F vs runner-up group E (15.00)
- Match 56: Winner group H vs runner-up group G (19.00)
Friday, December 9
- Match 58: Winner of match 53 vs winner of match 54 (15.00)
- Match 57: Winner of match 49 vs winner of match 50 (19:00)
Saturday, December 10
- Match 60: Winner of match 55 vs winner of match 56 (15.00)
- Match 59: Winner of match 51 vs winner of match 52 (19:00)
Tuesday, December 13
- Match 61: Winner of match 57 vs winner of match 58 (19.00)
Wednesday, December 14
- Match 62: Winner of match 59 vs winner of match 60 (19.00)
- Third/fourth place playoff
Saturday, December 17
- Losers of Match 61 vs Losers of Match 62 (3pm)
Sunday, December 18
- Winner of match 61 vs winner of match 62 (15.00)
What are crucial dates for the World Cup?
- The group stage began on Sunday 20 November.
- The spherical of 16 might be performed December 3 – December 6.
- The quarter finals begin December ninth – December tenth.
- The semi-finals happen on December 13 – December 14.
- The WC ultimate will happen on Sunday, December 18.