World Cup qualifying scenarios for every team before final group games

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One of the most influential players in the tournament has proven that he can still perform at the highest level, despite his age.

Things are very simple for England and Belgium: they're both already through with six points, and the victor of Thursday's game would top the group.

Russian Federation and Uruguay are both already through to the round of 16 and play each other at 2am on Tuesday (NZ time) to see who tops the group.

Portuguese talisman Cristiano Ronaldo was filmed by TV RTP late at night by the window, resorting to gestures in a bid to ask the Iranian fans to be silent and allow them to sleep. If Denmark lose, Australia could pip them on goal difference or goals scored if they beat Peru.

If the Atlas Lions can surprise the world with a victory over La Roja and Iran beat the European champions, the unfancied Asian side can finish as Group winners.

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The reason for that is group B is still up in the air and would you rather play Spain or Portugal in a knockout game?

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have both been eliminated and meet in the other 2am game.

Identical records would then see qualification decided by the better result when the teams met, which would see Germany go through courtesy of their 2-1 win.

France have qualified. Denmark, who play the French, need a point to join them. A draw would also send them through, though winning the group would depend on Switzerland's result against Costa Rica.

The Atletico Madrid defender, who scored Uruguay's opening goal of the World Cup in the 1-0 win over Egypt, has been sidelined with a thigh injury.

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Advances with a win over Croatia and a better goal differential than Nigeria. I'm expecting the Liverpool forward to be the star of the show and score both goals. A draw between those sides and and an Iceland win means it's down to the tiebreakers again between Nigeria and Iceland.

Croatia are through. Argentina, Iceland or Nigeria could all join them in the next round.

Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia are in contention for the two places. Our medical team will also advise us.

However, complicated three-way ties are possible, for either places 1-3 (if Sweden beats Mexico AND Germany beats South Korea) or places 2-4, (if Mexico beats Sweden AND South Korea beats Germany).

England and Belgium are locked together at the top of the group, both guaranteed to progress.

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For Colombia and Senegal to both qualify, Colombia would need to defeat Senegal by a lesser margin than already eliminated Poland would defeat Japan by.

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