Gist: Would Africa Qualify for the Second Round - World Cup 2018?  (Read 208 times)

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Africa's hopes in the world cup now lies with only 2 countries ...

Nigeria & Senegal

Each of them have a final group game where all they need is to get a draw and Africa would move to the Second round .

Do you think both of them can make it to the knock out stages? or which one of them?

Group D analysis


As it were, it is possible for two teams to end up on four points, but not all three of them. If Nigeria draw against Argentina, the Super Eagles would finish with four points, same as Iceland in the event of the Vikings beating Croatia.

Alternatively, it could end up being Iceland and Argentina ending up on four points apiece if Iceland win against Croatia and Argentina get the better of Nigeria.

According to Regulations Article 32.5 of the rules guiding the competition, if two or more teams are tied on the same points, the following will be used to determine the team that goes through:

Tiebreakers

– Goal difference in all group matches (If Iceland defeat Croatia by a three-goal margin and Nigeria draw with Argentina, they will both end up on four points but Iceland will go through because they would have a better goal difference);

– Number of goals scored in all group matches (If Iceland defeat Croatia by a three-goal margin and Nigeria draw with Argentina, Iceland will go through because they would have scored more goals);

In the unlikely event that both Iceland and Nigeria are still tied after using the above two criteria, then the team that goes through will be determined as follows –

– Points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned (Nigeria will go through following their 2-0 victory which guaranteed three points over the Vikings);

– Goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;

– number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;


 

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