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

All of Brazil’s Possibilities

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

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
Cameroon wins
Tie
Brazil wins
Cameroon vs. Brazil
Serbia wins
Tie
Switzerland wins
Serbia vs. Switzerland
Cameroon wins and Serbia wins Serbia wins and Cameroon and Brazil tie Brazil wins and Serbia wins
Cameroon wins and Serbia and Switzerland tie Both matches tie Brazil wins and Serbia and Switzerland tie
Cameroon wins and Switzerland wins Switzerland wins and Cameroon and Brazil tie Brazil wins and Switzerland wins

Brazil’s final place in Group G

First

Second

Out

Group G
WWins DDraws LLosses GF GA GD PTS.
Brazil
2 0 0 3 0 3 6
Switzerland
1 0 1 1 1 0 3
Cameroon
0 1 1 3 4 -1 1
Serbia
0 1 1 3 5 -2 1

Brazil defeated Switzerland, 1-0, and became the second team to clinch a berth in the Round of 16. It will almost certainly be the top seed in Group G, even if it loses its next match, against Cameroon.

Here are the group matches for Brazil:

Nov. 24, 2 p.m. E.S.T.
Brazil
2
0
Serbia
Nov. 28, 11 a.m. E.S.T.
Brazil
1
0
Switzerland
Friday, 2 p.m. E.S.T.
Cameroon
-
-
Brazil

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