You’re not here to do math. You’re watching the World Cup to see beautiful goals and cheer on your favorite teams.
Of course, the final days of the group stage don’t care about that.
With the field of 32 teams being cut in half for the knockout round, the qualification scenarios and tiebreakers can get complicated. Not only will you be tabulating points earned from results, but also goal differentials and maybe even yellow cards.
Here is a look at Group A through H, with current standings, remaining schedules, and clinching scenarios for every team still alive to reach the Round of 16. We’ll be updating as teams earn spots all week long.
Winner: Uruguay will face Portugal in the round of 16
Runner-up: Russia will face Spain in the round of 16
Final Group A standings
Winner: Spain will face Russia in the round of 16
Runner-up: Portugal will face Uruguay in the round of 16
Eliminated: Morocco, Iran
Final Group B standings
Winner: France will face Argentina
Runner-up: Denmark will face Croatia.
Eliminated: Peru, Australia
Final Group C standings
Winner: Croatia will face Denmark
Runner-up: Argentina will face France
Eliminated: Iceland, Nigeria
Final Group D standings
Winner: Brazil will face Mexico
Runner-up: Switzerland will face Sweden
Eliminated: Serbia, Costa Rica
Final Group E standings
Winner: Sweden will face Switzerland
Runner-up: Mexico will face Brazil
Final Group F standings
Winner: Belgium will face Japan
Runner-up: England will face Colombia
Eliminated: Panama and Tunisia
Final Group G standings
Winner: Colombia will face England
Runner-up: Japan will face Belgium
Eliminated: Senegal, Poland