Soccer World Cup permutations: Groups G and H

2018-06-28 10:09
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Cape Town - Twelve teams have already qualified for the Round of 16, leaving four remaining spots up for grabs.

Here's what teams in Group G and Group H need to do to keep their 2018 Soccer World Cup hopes alive.

READ: England, Belgium set to battle for second spot?

GROUP G

- England and Belgium have qualified and have identical records going into their final match.

- If they draw then the top two positions will be decided by the number of cards accumulated. England have two yellows and Belgium have picked up three.

- If both teams have the same number of booking points then lots will be drawn to decide the final positions.

Remaining fixtures on Thursday:

England v Belgium - 20:00

Panama v Tunisia - 20:00

GROUP H

- Japan and Senegal require only a point in their respective games against Poland and Colombia to qualify.

- Colombia will qualify with victory over Senegal. If Colombia win Japan will need to lose by fewer goals than Senegal to progress.

- Colombia can also qualify with a draw if Japan lose, because they have a better goal difference.

Remaining fixtures on Thursday:

Japan v Poland - 16:00

Senegal v Colombia - 16:00

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