Countries classified as the eighth team for the World Cup in Qatar. Crosses between groups look like this

(CNN Spanish) — The group stage is over and it is already clear how the clashes will play out in the Round of 16 in Qatar. There were many Surprises And while many of the early title contenders have stepped up, there is no dominant team. No one had a perfect performance, especially with the number of goals scored in extra minutes, an open World Cup.

This Friday South Korea Achieved an amazing feat: Won the final 2-1 A Portugal (already classified) and, with that goal, he went out in the round of 16 Uruguay. With the same points and the same goal difference (0), the South Koreans advance by scoring more goals in the group stage. An epic ending for the Asians, and a painful one for the South Americans.

Cameroon, for its part, was surprised Brazil, which has already been classified. It is In the end it was a 1-0 lossBut it didn’t help Africans because Swiss They beat Serbia 3-2 to finish level with Brazil on 6 points. Canarinha came out on top with the best goal difference.

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Thursday Spain Left doubts, but qualified for Germany: La Roja lost 2-1 with JapanGroup E. Spain topped the table with 4 points, equal with Germany. Defeated Costa Rica 4-2. But Spain had a significant saving grace: the seven goals they scored against Costa Rica in the first game. Spain finished second on goal difference and advanced to the round of 16.

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On Wednesday Argentina Classified in Group C topswhen Poland advanced to second place. Although Mexico won the match against Saudi Arabia, was left

Argentina cleared the doubts and played well to advance to the round of 16

On Group D’s side, the pass to the round of 16 was limited AustraliaIt adds up France He has already managed to secure the next stage of the World Cup.

Tuesday, Exams Netherlands and Senegal They qualified first and second respectively in Group A, from which Ecuador lost to the Africans. On the Group B side, England and USA progressed with wins against Wales and Iran respectively.

Brazil progressed to the round of 16 without Neymar

Brazil’s players are celebrating a victory that allowed them to advance to the round of 16 in a tournament without Neymar.

How is the round of 16 defined in the World Cup?

After the group stage, the top two in each group and those with the highest points qualified. The top 16 teams in the tournament play at this stage.

  • The Best of 16 rounds It will be played from December 3 to 6.
  • During this period, there are two daily matches: one at 06:00 PM local time (10:00 AM ET) and the other at 10:00 PM (2:00 PM ET).
  • There are eight games in total.

Group A stands first and Group B stands second

This match will be held NetherlandsFrom Group A, vs AmericaSecond in Division B.

Group C stands first and Group D stands second

They will meet in this match Argentina Group C and Australia By D.

Group E is first and Group F is second

They will play this clash Japan Group E and Croatia By f.

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Group G is first and Group H is second

For group G, Brazil will play against South Korea.

Group B stands first and Group A stands second

Senegal, The runners-up from Group A will play in the tournament EnglandFrom Group B.

Group D is first and Group C is second

France, First in the group d, will play against Poland, Second in C division.

Group F is first and Group E is second

They will meet in this match Morocco Group F and Spain By E

Group H is first and Group G is second

Portugal will play against Swiss.

This is how the standings in the group stage lasted

A tiebreaker factor into the round of 16

If the two teams are tied on points, the tiebreaker is determined by goal difference in the first instance: the subtraction between goals scored and goals conceded. Among the tied teams, whoever had the best number in that division was in the best position.

Therefore, wins for Spain, England and France were very useful if they needed a tiebreaker (and because of that, Costa Rica, Iran and Australia were at a huge disadvantage). It worked for Spain.

In the event of a tie on goal difference, the highest number of goals scored in group stage matches is the next criterion to determine the position. FIFA. after that. Fair play, a game with very few cards.

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