Who will reach the round of 16 with which result? These are the constellations after the 2nd matchday in Group D.
One thing is already certain: defending champions France have lived up to their role as favorites and, after two games and two wins, are already in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But what is the starting position for the other teams in Group D?
Who has which round of 16 chances?
best chances Australia. The team off down under After his opening defeat against France (1:4) and the success against Tunisia (1:0) he is in second place in the World Cup preliminary round group D with three points. If they win the third game against Denmark, the “Socceroos” would certainly be in round of 16
In a draw, the Australians would definitely stay ahead of the Danes and would be in the top 16 if Tunisia don’t win against France at the same time. However, if the North Africans win, a point is not enough for Australia due to the goal difference. With that they would be out as well as in a bankruptcy against the Scandinavians.
Although still winless it looks for Denmark not so bad looking. The math is simple: beat Australia and outperform the Socceroos, while Tunisia cannot beat France. If both the Scandinavians and the North Africans win, it is the goal difference that counts. So far it has been 1-2 for Denmark and 0-1 for Tunisia. In the event of a draw or bankruptcy against Australia, the Danes will be over after the preliminary round.
The situation in Group D is most difficult for Tunisia, which so far has a point on the account. It has to win against France if it wants to make it to the round of 16. At the same time, Australia must not win against Denmark.
With my draw in the parallel game and a win of their own, Tunisia are definitely through thanks to the better goal difference compared to Australia. If Denmark, who also have one point, beat Australia, the Scandinavians and Tunisia would both be on four points. In this case, the goal difference would determine the progress. In the event of a draw or bankruptcy against France, the tournament for Tunisia is over early.