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What will the round of 16 crosses of the World Cup in Qatar be like?

(CNN Spanish) — After five days in the World Cup in Qatar, after the first date for all groups, the possibilities for qualifying for the round of 16 begin to appear. Although there are two dates left, the fans raise all the chances for their teams to advance to predict the matches in the next phase.

How are the round of 16 defined in the World Cup?

After the group stage, the first two of each group, those with the most points, qualify. The best 16 teams in the tournament play this phase.

  • The round of the best 16 will be played between December 3 and 6.
  • In this period, there are two daily matches: one at 06:00 pm local time (10:00 am ET) and another at 10:00 pm (2:00 pm ET).
  • In total, there are eight games.

The first of Group A with the second of Group B

With the positions as they are at the moment, the round of 16 match would be Netherlands vs. Welsh

The first of Group C with the second of Group D

With the positions as they are at the moment, it would be Saudi Arabia vs. Tunisia

The first of Group E with the second of Group F

With the positions as they are at the moment, it would be Spain vs. Croatia

The first of Group G with the second of Group H

With the positions as they are at the moment, it would be Brazil vs. Uruguay

The first of Group B with the second of Group A

With the positions as they are at the moment, it would be England vs. Ecuador

The first of Group D with the second of Group C

With the positions as they are at the moment, it would be France vs. Poland

The first of Group F with the second of Group E

With the positions as they are at the moment, it would be Belgium vs. Japan

The first of Group H with the second of Group G

With the positions as they are at the moment, it would be Portugal vs. Swiss

The tiebreaker factor to go to the round of 16

If two teams are tied on points, the tiebreaker is drawn in the first instance by goal difference: the subtraction between the goals scored and those received. Whoever has the best number among the tied teams is in the best position.

Thus, the wins by Spain, England and France are very beneficial if they need a tiebreaker (and very disadvantageous for Costa Rica, Iran and Australia for that very reason).

If the remote scenario of a tie in goal difference occurs, the next criterion to define the position is the highest number of goals scored in the group stage matches, according to FIFA.

This is how the positions go in the group stage