What do FC Barcelona's World Cup players need to do to get out of the group?

What do FC Barcelona's World Cup players need to do to get out of the group?

We take a look at what the blaugranes involved in the Qatar World Cup need to do to get to the knockout stages

With just one game remaining in the group stages of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, we are now ever close to finding out which countries and which Barça players may make it to the last 16 of the tournament and the knockout stages. 


A draw would be enough to make it to the last 16 for Netherlands and Barça stars Frenkie de Jong and Memphis in their final group game against the already eliminated hosts Qatar (Tuesday, 4pm CET). Even a defeat could send Louis Van Gaal's team through should Ecuador beat Senegal in the other deciding fixture in Group A.


The squad featuring Ousmane Dembélé and Jules Kounde are already through to the last 16. France will top the group unless they lose to Tunisia and Australia beat Denmark and achieve a better goal difference than Didier Deschamps' team. 




Andreas Christensen's Denmark are also in Group D alongside France. With just one point so far from their first two matches, the Scandinavians must beat Australia in their final game (Wednesday 4pm CET) and also better Tunisia's result against France. 


Robert Lewandowski's Poland squad know that a draw against Argentina (Wednesday 8pm CET) in their final fixture of Group C would be enough to send them through to the last 16. Defeat could also be enough if Saudi Arabia only draw or Mexico win in the other deciding fixture if goal difference is in their favour.


Luis Enrique's squad containing blaugranes Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Ferran Torres, Pedri, Gavi, Eric Garcia, Alejandro Balde and Ansu Fati need a draw against Japan in their last game of Group E (Thursday 8pm CET). If Spain were to lose and Costa Rica beat Germany in the other fixture then the eight blaugranes would be packing their bags for home. 



Germany are also in Group E alongside Spain and Marc ter Stegen's team need to win against Costa Rica (Thursday 8pm CET) and hope Spain beat Japan as that would take them through. A win for Hansi Flick's team coupled with a draw in the other game or a win for Japan would see qualification decided on goal difference.


With two wins so far in the group stage, Raphinha and the Seleção Canarinho have already qualified for the last 16 of Qatar 2022 World Cup. Out in front in group G and with just Cameroon left to play, a draw, or even a defeat in the final game (should Switzerland draw or lose), would ensure they qualify as group winners.


Araujo's Uruguay have to win their final game against Ghana and hope Portugal take points off South Korea. Should both the South American and Asian sides win, the goal difference for each side will come into play.

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