(CNN Spanish) — The deadline for the group stage is advancing and it is clear what the clashes will look like in the round of 16 in Qatar.
Argentina qualified for first place in Group C this Wednesday, with Poland advancing to second place. Despite winning the match against Saudi Arabia, the Mexican team was eliminated.
On the other side of Group D, Australia’s pass to the round of 16 is sealed, joining France who have already secured the next stage of the World Cup.
On Tuesday, the Netherlands and Senegal qualified in first and second place 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.
Prior to this day, apart from France, Brazil and Portugal had already reached the round of 16 without a Matchday 3 game.
How is the Round of 16 defined in the World Cup?
After the group stage, the top two in each group with the highest points will qualify. 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
As it stands at the moment, it will Spain vs. Morocco.
Group G is first and Group H is second
For group G, Brazil He is already classified and so far he is number one. So, now his fight will be against in the 16th round Ghana.
Group B stands first and Group A stands second
Senegal, who have already qualified for second place in Group A will play in this 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
As it stands at the moment, it will Croatia vs. Japan
Group H is first and Group G is second
Portugal They have already qualified for the round of 16 and are currently top of Group H. With the positions they are in so far, their competition will be against. Swiss.
A tiebreaker factor into the round of 16
If the two teams are tied on points, the tiebreaker will be drawn in the first instance by goal difference: the subtraction between goals scored and goals conceded. Among tied teams, whoever gets the best number in that category is in the best position.
So, wins for Spain, England and France would be very useful if they needed a tiebreaker (and very disadvantageous for Costa Rica, Iran and Australia).
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.