Group D qualification scenarios: Who will join France in last 16?

The results from the second round of fixtures leave Denmark and Tunisia’s hopes of making the last 16 hanging by a thread.

Australia boosted its chances of making the knockouts after a win against Tunisia.

Australia boosted its chances of making the knockouts after a win against Tunisia. | Photo Credit: AFP

The results from the second round of fixtures leave Denmark and Tunisia’s hopes of making the last 16 hanging by a thread.

France beat Denmark 2-1 on Saturday to become the first team to advance to the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup.

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In the first match of the day, Australia held onto a one goal lead to win its first game in Qatar. The results from the second round of fixtures leave Denmark and Tunisia’s hopes of making the last 16 hanging by a thread.

Here is how Group D looks after Saturday’s games:

PositionTeamsMatchesWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
1France22006246
2Australia210124-23
3Denmark201112-11
4Tunisia201101-11

On Wednesday, France faces Tunisia while Denmark takes on Australia. If France wins, then Tunisia will be knocked out and the winner between Australia and Demark will join France. A draw would be enough for Australia to advance.

A draw will not be enough for Tunisia, though, to survive in the competition. However, if Tunisia wins, the qualification chances will be open to all teams.

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In case Tunisia wins, it will need Australia to either draw or lose the game against Denmark. Australia would be level on four points after a draw, but Tunisia would go through on better goal difference.

In case Denmark wins, Tunisia would hope that its goal difference remains better than Denmark’s. If both - Denmark and Tunisia - are level on goal difference, the team which scores more goals will go through.

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