World Cup 2022: How Australia Can Advance to the Round of 16

[The group stage has ended. To follow teams that have advanced to the knockout stage, see our bracket page.]

Australia will advance with the No. 2 seed.
Australia beat Denmark, 1-0
Tunisia beat France, 1-0
What Happens To Australia...
If current scores hold
Advance(No. 2)
All of Australia’s Possibilities

The chart below details nearly all the ways group play could end for Australia. Each cell in the chart represents the outcome of two games. Green cells mean that Australia will advance to the next round of the tournament. Pink cells are bad news: they represent outcomes that eliminate Australia.

5-0
4-0
5-1
3-0
4-1
5-2
2-0
3-1
4-2
5-3
1-0
2-1
3-2
4-3
5-4
5-5
4-4
3-3
2-2
1-1
0-0
5-4
4-3
3-2
2-1
1-0
5-3
4-2
3-1
2-0
5-2
4-1
3-0
5-1
4-0
5-0
5-0
4-0
5-1
3-0
4-1
5-2
2-0
3-1
4-2
5-3
1-0
2-1
3-2
4-3
5-4
5-5
4-4
3-3
2-2
1-1
0-0
5-4
4-3
3-2
2-1
1-0
5-3
4-2
3-1
2-0
5-2
4-1
3-0
5-1
4-0
5-0
Australia wins
Tie
Denmark wins
Australia vs. Denmark
Tunisia wins
Tie
France wins
Tunisia vs. France
Australia wins and Tunisia wins Tunisia wins and Australia and Denmark tie Denmark wins and Tunisia wins
Australia wins and Tunisia and France tie Both matches tie Denmark wins and Tunisia and France tie
Australia wins and France wins France wins and Australia and Denmark tie Denmark wins and France wins

Australia’s final place in Group D

First

Second

Uncertain

Out

Group D
WWins DDraws LLosses GF GA GD PTS.
2 0 1 6 3 3 6
2 0 1 3 4 -1 6
1 1 1 1 1 0 4
0 1 2 1 3 -2 1

In the most surprising round of 16 qualification so far, Australia advanced with a 1-0 victory over Denmark. The Australians have looked impressive since losing, 4-1, to France in their opener. They will face Argentina next.

Here are the group matches for Australia:

Nov. 22, 2 p.m. E.S.T.
4
1
Nov. 26, 5 a.m. E.S.T.
0
1
Nov. 30, 10 a.m. E.S.T.
1
0

To see the scenarios for other teams, visit our overview page.