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WORLD CUP 2022

Group D World Cup 2022 final standings: Who qualified for the round of 16 and who is out?

France had already qualified for the round of 16 before matchday three, on which there were ultimately no changes in the group standings.

Roddy Cons
Update:
France had already qualified for the round of 16 before matchday three, on which there were ultimately no changes in the group standings.
ALBERTO PIZZOLIAFP

World Cup Group D came to a conclusion on Wednesday and a tense battle ensued to see who would join defending champions France in the round of 16.

Having won their first two matches against Australia (4-1) and Denmark (2-1), the French were already assured of a place in the knockout rounds going into matchday three and rested a host of players for their final group game against Tunisia.

Australia, having defeated the Tunisians on matchday two, were in pole position going into Wednesday’s matches and remained there after goalless first halves in both games. Would there be any twists in the second period?

Tunisia, who had had a goal disallowed in the first half in their clash against the French, knew they needed a victory to have any chance of qualifying. And Wahbi Khazri’s goal just before the hour mark set them on their way to a famous win against the World Cup holders, who had an Antoine Griezmann stoppage-time goal disallowed by VAR:

Would they get the result they wanted in Australia vs Denmark? Mathew Leckie’s goal came a mere minutes after Khazri’s and almost immediately burst the Tunisian bubble. A victory for Australia meant that there was nothing Tunisia - or the Danes - could do and sent Graham Arnold’s side through to the round of 16 for the first time since 2006 despite some late Denmark pressure.

Who has qualified for the round of 16 from World Cup Group D?

  • France go through as Group D winners and are top seeds in the round of 16
  • Australia go through as Group D runners-up but are unseeded in the round of 16
  • Tunisia and Denmark ultimately finished third and fourth and are eliminated

Who will France and Australia play in the round of 16?

Group D winners France will face the runners-up from Group C - Poland at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha on Sunday, 4 December 2022 (kick-off at 10am ET).

Group D runners-up Australia will play the winners from Group C - Argentina at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan on Saturday, 3 December 2022 (kick-off at 2pm ET).

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