The chart below details nearly all the ways group play could end for England. Each cell in the chart represents the outcome of two games. Green cells mean that England will advance to the next round of the tournament. Pink cells are bad news: they represent outcomes that eliminate England.
|Wales wins and Iran wins||Iran wins and Wales and England tie||England wins and Iran wins|
|Wales wins and Iran and United States tie||Both matches tie||England wins and Iran and United States tie|
|Wales wins and United States wins||United States wins and Wales and England tie||England wins and United States wins|
England’s final place in Group B
England tied the United States, 0-0, in its second match. It is very likely to advance to the Round of 16. Up next is Wales.
If England beats Wales, it will advance with the No. 1 seed.
If England ties Wales, it will advance with the No. 1 or No. 2 seed.
If England loses to Wales, it will still be in solid position to advance. Only a four-goal rout by Wales would put England in danger of elimination.
Here are the group matches for England:
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