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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*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