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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 20 July 2018

World Cup 2018: Who's in and who's out

Possible scenarios after day 10 of the tournament

Tunisian fans look on in dismay as they watch the Group G preliminary round match between Belgium and Tunisia. Tunisia lost by 5-2 to Belgium and their hopes of World Cup survival hang by a fine thread. EPA
Tunisian fans look on in dismay as they watch the Group G preliminary round match between Belgium and Tunisia. Tunisia lost by 5-2 to Belgium and their hopes of World Cup survival hang by a fine thread. EPA

Who's in, who's out and possible scenarios at the World Cup after a second day that ended with a last-minute winner:

GROUP A

Russia and Uruguay have secured places 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 are out, leaving Portugal and Spain (four points each) and Iran (three) to compete for two places. Spain play Morocco on Monday, when Portugal will 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 into 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.

From left, Germany's Julian Brandt, Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos and Antonio Ruediger celebrate their team's 2-1 victory at the of the group F match between Germany and Sweden. Frank Augstein/ AP Photo
From left, Germany's Julian Brandt, Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos and Antonio Ruediger celebrate their team's 2-1 victory at the of the group F match between Germany and Sweden. Frank Augstein/ AP Photo

GROUP E

Brazil and Switzerland have four points each, 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 to need a win. Switzerland play Costa Rica at the same time. Costa Rica are out.

GROUP F

Mexico avoided a letdown on Saturday – after upsetting Germany at the start of the tournament – by beating South Korea 2-1. But Mexico (six points) are not safe yet. A goal by Toni Kroos in extra time gave Germany (three points) a 2-1 win over Sweden (three points) in Saturday's late game. If the defending champions beat South Korea on Wednesday and Sweden get past Mexico, three teams would finish with six points, sending it to tiebreakers that start with the best goal difference. On the other hand, if Mexico and South Korea win, Mexico would win the group and every other team would be tied.

GROUP G

Belgium's second straight emphatic win, a 5-2 drubbing of Tunisia on Saturday, has them top of the group with six points and all but guaranteed to go to the next round. England (three points) can send themselves and Belgium through if they knock Panama off on Sunday, although Panama and even twice-beaten Tunisia have their chance to advance.

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