Group D, Euro 2012: Scenarios For Advancement On The Final Matchday

It's the last of the final matchdays, this one for Group D. Thus far, things have been pretty straightforward and haven't gotten too crazy with too many tiebreakers so odds are they will get nutty today. Oh wait, there aren't a lot of crazy scenarios? Success.

Sweden, who has yet to manage a point this tournament, is eliminated, which helps things, but there is plenty left to be sorted out with France, Ukraine and England. What will it take to get everyone through? Let's investigate.

France advances if: A win or a draw puts France through without a questions. If it loses to Sweden, France can still go through so long as England wins or draws against Ukraine, but if Ukraine wins then France will have to lose by the same margin as England to be sure of going through. If France loses by one more goal than England does, then France needs to score at least two more than England. If France lose by two more goals than England, then the French are out.

England advances if: An England win or draw puts them through, no questions asked. If England loses, then the only way it can advance is if Sweden also wins and France loses by at least two more goals than the Three Lions. If France loses by one more goal than England, then England needs to hope France doesn't score two more goals than it does.

Ukraine advances if: If Ukraine wins, then they are through, but that's all that can put them through. A loss or a draw ends their tournament.

Sweden advance if: Nothing. Sweden is already eliminated.

We'll have live coverage of both of Tuesday's games simultaneously in our Euro 2012, Group D Finale StoryStream. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on twitter.

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