Group E on the 2022 World Cup was dubbed the “Group of Loss of life” heading into the match and after two matchdays, we’re seeing why these distinctions had been made. Spain, Germany, Japan and Costa Rica are all nonetheless alive in relation to qualification for the knockout stage. Right here’s a take a look at the eventualities for Group E heading into the ultimate matches.
Spain lead the group with 4 factors and might get to the knockout stage with a win or draw towards Japan. A loss can be sufficient for Spain if Costa Rica-Germany ends in a draw or Germany wins and loses out on the tiebreaker to Spain. Spain had a 7-0 win over Costa Rica within the opener, so purpose differential goes to go Spain’s manner in most cases.
Japan can be into the knockout spherical with a win over Spain. A draw would put Japan in tiebreakers if Costa Rica-Germany ends in a draw or Germany wins. A loss can be curtains for Japan.
Costa Rica can advance to the knockout spherical with a win over Germany and a Japan draw or loss. A Costa Rica draw would put the crew in tiebreakers with Japan or Germany so long as Japan don’t win. If Costa Rica lose, that’s a wrap.
Germany want a win together with both a Japan loss to safe qualification. A Spain-Japan draw would put Germany in tiebreakers with Japan, whereas a Japan win would put Germany in tiebreakers with Spain. A Germany draw or loss would ship the crew dwelling.
Right here’s a extra condensed take a look at potential paths in Group E.
Spain win or draw: Qualify for knockout roundSpain loss: Tiebreakers in play if Costa Rica-Germany ends in a draw or Germany win, eradicated if Costa Rica win
Japan win: Qualify for the knockout roundJapan draw: Tiebreakers in play if Costa Rica-Germany ends in draw or Germany win, eradicated if Costa Rica winJapan loss: Eradicated from competition
Costa Rica win: Qualify for knockout roundCosta Rica draw: Tiebreakers in play if Japan-Spain ends in draw, qualify if Spain win, eradicated if Japan winCosta Rica loss: Eradicated from competition
Germany win: Tiebreakers in play if Japan-Spain draw or Japan win, qualify if Spain winGermany draw or loss: Eradicated from competition