The round of 16 of the current competition fifa world cup in Qatar are now close. The Round of 16 begins on Saturday, December 3.
The top 2 teams from each of the 8 groups advance to the round of 16 or pre-quarter-finals.
So far, 7 teams have qualified for the round of 16, which leaves 9 places to be filled for the next round. The final positions of 4 teams have been decided, in terms of group leaders and runners-up.
TimesofIndia.com takes a look at the 8 groups and teams that have qualified and those that are still in contention here.
Group A (Decided)
Winner: Netherlands (7 dots)
Finalist: Senegal (6 points)
Group B (Decided)
Winner: England (7 dots)
Finalist: United States (5 points)
Group C (Undecided – The 4 competing teams)
Current ranking:
1. Poland (Points – 4, GD: 2)
2. Argentina (Points – 3, GD: 1)
3. Saudi Arabia (Points – 3, GD: -1)
4. Mexico (Points – 1, GD: -2)
Group D (One team up – 3 teams competing)
Current ranking:
1. France (Points – 6, GM: 4) – Qualified – Position to be determined
2. Australia (Points – 3, GD: 2)
3. Denmark (Points – 1, GD: – 1)
4. Tunisia (Points – 1, GD: – 1)
Group E (the four competing teams)
Current ranking:
1. Spain (Points: 4, GD: 7)
2. Japan (Points: 3, GD: 0)
3. Costa Rica (Points: 3, GD: -6)
4. Germany (Points: 1, GD: -1)
Group F (Three teams in contention, Canada eliminated)
Current ranking:
1. Croatia (Points: 4, GD: 3)
2. Morocco (Points: 4, GD: 2)
3. Belgium (Points: 3, GD: -1)
Group G (One team through – 3 teams in contention)
Current ranking:
1. Brazil (Points: 4, GD: 3) – Qualified – Position to be determined
2. Switzerland(Points: 3, GD: 0)
3. Cameroon (Points: 1, GD: -1)
4. Serbia (Points: 1, GD: -2)
Group H (One team through – 3 teams in contention)
Current ranking:
1. Portugal (Points: 6, GD: 3) – Qualified – Position to be determined
2. Ghana (Points: 3, GD: 0)
3. South Korea (Points: 1, GD: -1)
4. Uruguay (Points: 1, DD: -2)
What the Round of 16 roster looks like right now:
December 3: Netherlands (A1) vs USA (B2)
December 4: Winner Group C vs Second Group D
December 4: Winner Group D vs Second Group C
December 5: England (B1) vs Senegal (A2)
December 5: Winner Group E vs Second Group F
December 6: Winner Group G vs Second Group H
December 6: Winner Group F vs Second Group E
December 7: Winner Group H vs Second Group G



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