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Group B: What each team needs to qualify for the round of 16 of the World Cup

Iran beat Wales while England and USMNT drew in matchday 2 of Group B at the World Cup. Find out how each team stands going into the final matchday.

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Heading into matchday 3 of Group B, all four teams can still qualify for the round of 16!


After beating Wales 2-0 on Friday, things are looking far brighter for Iran after their 6-2 humbling by England.

If Iran beat the USA in their final game they go through. If they draw they’ll need to hope England draw or beat Wales.


Wales came back to nick a point against the USA on matchday one, but a defeat to Iran means they need to beat England and hope either USA and Iran draw, or they beat England by four goals or more to go through on goal difference. We’d say USA and Iran drawing is more likely.


Despite being underwhelming against the USA, the draw they clinched in that match means a draw or a win against Wales sends them through. If they’re beaten they should still be safe, unless the Welsh beat them by four goals or more, but it will mean they won’t top the group if there is a winner between Iran and the US.


A win against Iran and the US fly into the second round. Lose or draw and they’re out. That simple.


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