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Women’s World Cup permutations: Can England and Scotland qualify for the last 16?

The Women’s World Cup Team stages are coming to a close, with groups A and B settled on Monday night.

The remaining four groups will be chosen over the coming days, with England’s movement to the knock-out stages already assured.

Phil Neville’s side can guarantee that they win Group D by beating Japan in Nice on Thursday night, however an draw will be sufficient to top the standings in any case.

Scotland’s undertaking is less straightforward: they should beat Argentina in Paris and expectation their goal contrast sees them qualify as a standout amongst the best third-place teams.

Group A

Group winners: France

Runners-up: Norway

Third-place, qualification pending: Nigeria

Eliminated: South Korea

Host country France top Group A with a 100 percent record and Norway take care of behind as sprinters up, having just suffered defeat to the hosts.

Nigeria must hold on to find their destiny. The Super Falcons can in any case complete as a standout amongst the best third-place teams, however a – 2 goal distinction does not support their motivation.

South Korea return home having lost each of the three of their World Cup group stage recreations for the second time in their history, and having additionally scored only one goal.

Group B

Group winners: Germany

Runners-up: Spain

Qualified in third place: China

Eliminated: South Africa

Germany take nine points and an ideal record into the thump out stages from Group B, having at last hit their walk in their last game against eliminated out South Africa.

Spain edged in front of third-place China on goal contrast after their stalemate on Monday, yet the two teams qualified as at any rate two third-place teams won’t coordinate their counts of four points.

South Africa, who led Spain for a long spell in their opening game before eventually losing 3-1, were eliminated following their defeat to Germany in Montpellier.

Group C

Group winners: Italy

Runners-up: Australia

Qualified in third place: Brazil

Eliminated: Jamaica

The most fervently challenged group in the tournament completed with Italy out on top, regardless of their ideal begin arriving at an end with defeat against Brazil.

Marta and co. qualify as a standout amongst the best third-place teams, however a reasonable gathering with hosts France in the last 16 is not exactly perfect.
Australia progress to play Norway, the runners-up from France’s group, after a roller-coaster of a group stage that ended with a dominant win over Jamaica.

Group D

Qualified: England, Japan

In the running: Argentina, Scotland

Britain and Japan have qualified and the winner of their gathering in Nice will win the group out and out. On the off chance that they draw, England will top Group D with seven points and Japan will be guaranteed of second spot.

Scotland sit base of Group D after two defeats in two games, with Shelley Kerr knowing her side must beat Argentina in Paris on Wednesday so as to advance.

The three points alone ought to be sufficient, insofar as Scotland complete with a superior objective contrast record than Chile, Thailand, New Zealand and Cameroon.

Group E

Qualified: Netherlands, Canada

In the running: Cameroon, New Zealand

The Netherlands and Canada have equipped for the thump out stages. The victor of their gathering in Reims on Thursday will top Group E and play the sprinters up of England’s group.

Cameroon and New Zealand have both lost their opening two games, however Cameroon sit in front of New Zealand by temperance of having really scored an objective.

Both can still qualify for the last 16, but both have to win and hope the results of other teams aiming for third place fall in their favour.

Group F

Qualified: United States, Sweden

In the running: Chile, Thailand

The United States and Sweden have qualified for the knock-out stages. The winner of Group F will be decided in Le Havre on Thursday, with the victory set to play Spain in the last 16.

The situation in the lower half of the table is much like Group E, only worse. Chile and Thailand have lost both opening games and have poor goal difference totals.

If Chile can beat Thailand handsomely, they have a slim chance of progression. Thailand on the other hand are all but eliminated. They need to make up a -17 goal difference.

 

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