The group stage has come to a close in Russia, so how did the successful teams reach the round of 16? Find out below!

Group A - Uruguay, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt

  • Uruguay finished above Russia after beating them in the final match of Group A.
  • Saudi Arabia earned three points and third place after victory over Egypt.


Group B - Spain, Portugal, Iran, Morocco

  • Spain's last-gasp draw with Morocco helped them finish top of the group as they scored one more goal than Portugal.
  • Portugal went through in second place after drawing with Iran, who needed a victory to progress.

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Group C - France, Denmark, Peru, Australia

  • France secured top spot with a draw against Denmark in Moscow; the Danes were happy enough with the point, as it confirmed second place.
  • Already eliminated, Peru beat Australia 2-0 in the final round of matches, putting paid to the Socceroos' slim pre-match hopes of overhauling Denmark.

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Group D - Croatia, Argentina, Nigeria, Iceland

  • Croatia had already qualified and confirmed top spot by beating Iceland 2-1 on the final Matchday.
  • Inspired by Lionel Messi, Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 in Saint Petersburg and so finished second. (Helped by Croatia's win against Iceland.)
  • Nigeria would have qualified with a victory against Argentina, providing Iceland did not beat Croatia by a higher scoreline. Neither event transpired.

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Group E - Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, Costa Rica

  • Brazil only needed a draw against Serbia to qualify, but a 2-0 win secured top spot.
  • Switzerland, who needed to match or better Serbia's result to progress, finished second courtesy of a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica, who were already out.

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Group F - Sweden, Mexico, South Korea, Germany

  • Sweden secured top spot in the group after a 3-0 win over Mexico in the final group stage game.
  • Defending World Cup winners Germany were left bottom of the group after falling to two late goals against South Korea.

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Group G - Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama

  • Belgium qualified in top spot after beating England 1-0 in a direct battle for first place.
  • England qualified after two matches and would have gone through in top spot with a draw as they picked up fewer yellow cards than Belgium.

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Group H - Colombia, Japan, Senegal, Poland

  • Colombia qualified top with a 1-0 win over Senegal.
  • Japan and Senegal both finished with exactly the same points, goals scored and goals conceded, but the Japanese went through by virtue of their superior Fair Play record.
  • Poland had already been eliminated.

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*If two or more teams are level on points, they are separated using this tiebreaker system

1) Goal difference
2) Goals scored
3) Head-to-head points
4) Head-to-head goal difference
5) Head-to-head goals scored
6) Fair Play points (yellow/ red cards)
7) Drawing of lots

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