(CNN) — All teams in Group E have a chance to advance to the Round of 16 Qatar World Cup Ahead of the last game of the group stage.
So Germany Boss, they have to beat Costa Rica in their last group game. A win for Germany against Spain and a loss for Japan would give the Germans a pass.
If Germany wins and Japan draws with Spain, goal difference will break the tie between Germany and Germany. Japan. The Japanese have a one-goal lead in that category going into this Sunday.
Costa Rica They can win with a win against Germany and expect Japan to lose or draw against Spain. It may not be the favorite team, but in Qatar we have already seen many victories from underdogs.
Spain It tops the classification with four points. If their match ends in a draw or defeat, they also have a huge advantage on goal difference.
Don’t forget that “goal difference” or “goal differential” for the rankings mentioned above is a simple calculation: the total number of goals a team has scored minus the number of goals they have conceded.
The top two teams in each group advance to the round of 16 or “knockout stage” of the tournament.
It is to be noted that Group E will face the second group of Group F which includes Croatia, Morocco and Belgium. Canada belongs to this group but is no longer interested in qualifying. The second in Group E will face the first in Group F.