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Elimination Time at FIFA World Cup

Elimination Time at FIFA World Cup

14:00 SAST | 25 Jun 2018

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As the opening round of the FIFA World Cup winds down so the drama builds. Unfortunately for African fans, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia are already out of the tournament.

But good news for fans of sub-Saharan African football, both Nigeria and Senegal have a decent chance of progressing to the round-of-16. In Group D Croatia have already qualified, while Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland all have a chance of progressing. But only Nigeria have their fate in their own hands – a win against Argentina will guarantee them a spot in the last 16. Even if Argentina beats Nigeria, Messi and his men must still hope for Iceland to lose, draw or win by an inferior goal difference.

Nigeria vs Argentina (Kwesé Free Sports, 26 June at 19:45 CAT)
Iceland vs Croatia (Kwesé Sports 1, 26 June at 19:45 CAT)


In Group E the mighty Brazil play for their lives against Serbia. A draw will be good enough to see them through, while a draw for Switzerland against Costa Rica will also mean that the Swiss progress.

Serbia vs Brazil (Kwesé Free Sports, 27 June at 19:45 CAT)
Switzerland vs Costa Rica (Kwesé Sports 1, 27 June at 19:45 CAT

In Group H Senegal can progress by drawing with Colombia, who are on a high after their 3-0 win over Poland. Senegal will hope that the Polish loss stings Lewandowski and his men to a commanding win over Japan, in which case the Lions of Teranga could still afford to lose to Colombia and go through on superior goal difference.

Senegal vs Colombia (Kwesé Free Sports, 28 June at 15:45 CAT)
Japan vs Poland (Kwesé Sports 1, 28 June at 15:45 CAT)

In Group F Mexico lead with two wins but are still not guaranteed to go through. If they lose to Sweden and Germany beats South Korea, then they could be in trouble. That group is still wide open, and only South Korea look like they’re unlikely to qualify.

Mexico vs Sweden (Kwesé Sports 1, 27 June at 15:45 CAT)
Germany vs South Korea (Kwesé FIFA Channel, 27 June at 15:45 CAT)

In Group B Iran have a chance of sneaking through by beating Portugal. While Portugal only need to draw the game to progress. The same goes for Spain, who only need draw against Morocco to guarantee their progression through to the round of 16.

Spain vs Morocco (Kwesé Free Sports, 25 June at 19:45 CAT)
Iran vs Portugal (Kwesé Sports 1, 25 June at 19:45 CAT)

With only five teams guaranteed spots in the last 16 (Belgium, England, Russia, Uruguay and France) there’s still plenty for the rest to play for. And things could get really interesting if teams finish level on points, goal difference and goals scored. That’s when FIFA fair play rules kick in: the team with fewer red and yellow cards has the advantage.  Lots of excitement and drama await. See it all on Kwesé Sports.

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