World Cup Group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

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

Mexico will qualify as group winners with a point against Sweden.

Nigeria Football Federation president and Member of the Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick will be on duty for the world football -governing body today, when Portugal take on Iran in Saransk. If it's Mexico, then Brazil might be happy with a draw against Serbia, as that would take them through second if Switzerland win against winless Costa Rica, setting up a likely round of 16 tie against the Central American nation, rather than Germany.

Mexico will top the group with a win or draw against Sweden.

A lot of eyes are focused on this group with Lionel Messi's Argentina facing elimination unless they beat Nigeria and Iceland fail to beat leaders Croatia, who could still drop to second if they don't win.

Wins or draws for Brazil against Serbia and Switzerland against Costa Rica will send both through.

If both Portugal and Spain win, the victor of the group comes down to goal differential.

In their match with Iran, Spain struggled against an impressively organised defence and created precious little.

Iran's 1-0 defeat of Morocco in their opening Group B encounter means their subsequent hard-luck loss to Spain by the same scoreline has not had a terminal effect on their hopes of advancing to the knockout stages.

National Basketball Association draft rumors: Latest buzz and trade chatter
In doing so he averaged 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists in 25 minutes over 61 total games. Just the consensus I get is that people really like Doncic.

South Korea wants railroad link to Russian Federation through North Korea
Since Trump's announcement, the Pentagon has not been able to provide an estimate of the cost of the annual military exercises. Kim said neither country had full-time dragon boat paddlers and thus a joint team would not displace established athletes.

Asian, European stocks plunge as China-US trade war fears brew
That would leave about $120 billion of imports available for retaliatory tariffs after Saturday's announcement. Those tariffs were matched by China's threat to penalize on US exports, a move that drew the president's ire.

Their European counterparts, however, need only draw to seal qualification, and will face a team from Group A should they go through. They can also move on with a loss to the Swedes if Germany lose to or draw with South Korea, who have no points. A draw would require Spain to lose by at least two goals for Iran to advance.

Sweden is eliminated with a defeat but is guaranteed to reach the round of 16 if it beats Mexico.

Tunisia and Panama have no points ahead of their meeting, where a draw would secure third place for the North Africans.

Senegal and Colombia play off with the victor qualifying, while a draw will be enough for the African side. Entering the final matchday, both teams are +1, so whichever team's margin of victory is higher would win Group B. If the goal differentials are identical, then it comes down to goals scored in group play-entering the final matchday, both teams are level.

Group F plays before this group on Thursday, so these teams will know who has won that group.

Japan sit in the box seat here, as they meet winless, hapless and eliminated Poland on Friday at 2am.

Poland are out but Japan, Senegal and Colombia are all fighting for a place in the next round.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Colombia boost World Cup last-16 hopes by eliminating Poland
Jun 25, 2018 - 10:27
Poland and Colombia came into Sunday's game in the knowledge that Japan and Senegal had earlier drawn 2-2 in Ekaterinburg. Let's be frank, it's not like we lost by a whisker.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Explosion rocks Zimbabwe president's rally
Jun 25, 2018 - 10:16
Violence must have no place in our politics. "We want to express our sympathy and concern for all those who have been injured". In the past, the President has himself openly joked about the attempts, including during his campaigning.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Online Retailers Lose State Tax Subsidy
Jun 25, 2018 - 10:13
The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that American states had the right to tax internet sales of goods and services. Kennedy wrote that the 1992 precedent that affirmed that a physical presence is required - a case called Quill v.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Greece creditors agree on deal
Jun 25, 2018 - 09:28
However, Tzanakopoulos said there was no truth in speculation that this deal was tied in any way to Greek debt relief. He said soon after being elected that he would only wear one when Greece had settled its debt problems.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump Appears to Defend Family Separation Policy on Twitter
Jun 25, 2018 - 06:36
As anger over the policy reached its peak, Trump signed an Executive Order on June 20 to enable these families to stay together. He said , "When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration effort
Jun 23, 2018 - 19:55
If a bill makes it through the House, it would still have to be supported by several Senate Democrats to pass both houses. Trump himself took a hard line on the crisis, accusing the Democrats of telling "phoney stories of sadness and grief".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The 17 greatest dinosaur moments in the 'Jurassic Park' movie franchise, ranked
Jun 23, 2018 - 18:48
In theaters right now, the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park is playing at a local multiplex somewhere near you right now. Universal announced that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom earned $15.3 million on preview night, according to Deadline.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top South Korea's Bithumb loses $32 million in digital money heist, bitcoin falls
Jun 23, 2018 - 17:47
The prices of Bitcoin , Ethereum, and Ripple - three popular cryptocurrencies - all fell when the news was announced. Earlier this year, South Korea's Coincheck revealed it had lost the equivalent of $500 million to online crooks.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit
Jun 23, 2018 - 00:05
A series of posters celebrating the April 27 Panmunjom Declaration between Pyongyang and South Korea have also been released. Mattis said he was unaware of any steps by North Korea toward denuclearization, and he "wouldn't expect that at this point".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Your iPhone will soon share your location when 911 is called
Jun 23, 2018 - 00:04
But in recent years, about 80 percent of the 240 million 911 calls made annually have from mobile devices. With this update, all iPhone users calling 911 will also immediately send the call center their location.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top France ponder offensive options, Australia shore up defense
Jun 21, 2018 - 08:50
They had been working very hard before the start of the tournament on their shape and their tactics, and it showed on Saturday. Julien Laurens is a London-based French journalist who writes for ESPN FC and Le Parisien.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Japan and Senegal fans clean stadiums after World Cup matches
Jun 21, 2018 - 08:39
It is a habit drilled into citizens from a young age, with students expected to clean their school classrooms and hallways. Poland's fans vastly outnumbered Senegal's, but the latter group managed to bring the noise and the gift of awesome music.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LeBron James Rumors: Kawhi Trade Would Significantly Help Lakers' Chance at Deal
Jun 21, 2018 - 07:51
Knowing Leonard won't re-sign with them in 2019 makes it hard for any other team to give up anything of value for Leonard. They can also trade both picks for Superstar Kawhi Leonard and hope he isn't just a one-year rental.

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia 20 June 2018
Jun 21, 2018 - 05:22
Uruguay made it two wins in successive World Cup games, defeating Saudi Arabia via a sole goal from Luis Suarez . But they were outmatched by the Uruguayan defence and were under regular threat from Suarez and Cavani.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Starbucks lowers profit forecast, speeds closures of poorly performing stores
Jun 21, 2018 - 05:17
Starbucks also highlighted a focus on teas, health-and-wellness options and "product innovation around core beverages". That alliance frees Starbucks to focus on improving its mainstay US cafe business, where traffic growth had stalled.