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Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Colombia's Radamel Falcao (right) scores his side's second goal past Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny during their Group H FIFA World Cup match yesterday.

MOSCOW (AP):

Who's in, who's out, and possible scenarios at the World Cup:

 

GROUP A

 

Russia and Uruguay have clinched berths in the round of 16 and play each other Monday to determine who wins the group. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated.

 

GROUP B

 

Morocco have been eliminated, leaving Portugal and Spain (four points each) and Iran (three) to compete for two spots. Spain play Morocco on Monday, when Portugal meet Iran.

 

GROUP C

 

France have advanced and lead with six points. Denmark are second with four after a 1-1 draw against Australia, who have one point. Peru have been eliminated. Denmark play France on Tuesday, when Australia take on Peru.

 

GROUP D

 

Croatia have secured a trip to the second round and top the group with six points. Nigeria (three points) will advance with a win over Argentina (one point) on Tuesday, when Iceland play Croatia. But Iceland (one point) or the last-place Argentines could survive with a win and a Nigeria loss or tie, depending on goal difference.

 

GROUP E

 

Brazil and Switzerland have four points apiece, Serbia have three, and any of them could grab one of the group's two spots in the knockout stage. Serbia meet Brazil on Wednesday, likely needing a win. Switzerland play Costa Rica at the same time. Costa Rica have been eliminated.

 

GROUP F

 

Mexico lead with six points but aren't safe yet. If defending champions Germany defeat South Korea on Wednesday and Sweden simultaneously top Mexico, three teams would finish with six points, sending it to tiebreakers that start with the best goal differential. If Mexico and South Korea win, Mexico would win the group, and the other three teams would be tied.

 

GROUP G

 

Belgium and England moved to the second round emphatically - Belgium with a

5-2 drubbing of Tunisia and England with a 6-1 thrashing of Panama. They play each other on Thursday to determine who win the group. Tunisia and Panama have been eliminated.

 

GROUP H

 

Japan and Senegal lead the group with four points apiece after their 2-2 draw yesterday. Colombia beat Poland 3-0 to keep it in the running for a spot in the knockout round. Poland were eliminated.