World Cup 2018 groups: Last 16 teams, permutations, standings and tables

Lionel Messi wil be appearing in the last 16 after his Argentina side saw off Nigeria - REUTERS
Lionel Messi wil be appearing in the last 16 after his Argentina side saw off Nigeria - REUTERS

We are approaching the end of the group stage of this, the 2018 Fifa World Cup. There are still four knockout round left places to be decided, which makes the final round of games extra-exciting.

Groups A, B, C, D and F have now finished - with Germany crashing out after a shock victory to South Korea - and this evening E will also be settled. 

Here are the group tables, latest standings and permutations with 16 games to go before the knockout rounds.

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Last December's draw in Moscow saw England placed in Group G with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama. The top two in the group will qualify for the knockout stages.

You can find details about each team, the World Cup group they are in and our prediction on who makes it through right here.

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At the start of Wednesday: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iran, Australia, Peru, Nigeria, Iceland Costa Rica, Panama, Tunisia and Poland are all eliminated. As of this afternoon, South Korea have also been knocked out; yet managed to take Germany with them.


Group A - Uruguay, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt

Our pre-tournament group prediction:Uruguay and Egypt to go through.

Next up:Russia face Spain; Uruguay take on Portugal.

Group B - Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Iran

Our pre-tournament group prediction:Portugal and Spain to go through.

Next up: Russia face Spain; Uruguay take on Portugal.

Group C - France, Australia, Peru, Denmark


Our pre-tournament group prediction:France and Denmark to go through

Next up: France face Argentina, Croatia take on Denmark.

Group D - Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Our pre-tournament group prediction:Argentina and Croatia to go through

Next up: France face Argentina, Croatia take on Denmark.

Group E - Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia


Our pre-tournament group prediction:Brazil and Switzerland to go through

Next up: Switzerland face ​Sweden, Brazil to play Mexico.

Group F - Sweden, Mexico, South Korea, Germany 

Our pre-tournament group prediction:Germany and Mexico to go through

Next up: Sweden take on Group E runners-up, Mexico play the winners of Group E.

Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

To come:


Our pre-tournament group prediction: Belgium and England to go through

With one game to go: If England beat Belgium in Kaliningrad on Thursday they will win the group; if they lose, they will progress as runners-up. If the game ends a draw, the sides will be level on points, goal difference and goals scored, meaning top spot will go to the side with a better disciplinary record (England currently have two yellow cards to Belgium's three); if this is also level, lots will be drawn. Tunisia and Panama are out.

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Group H - Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan


To come:

Our pre-tournament group prediction: Poland and Colombia to go through

With one game to go: Firstly, Poland are out. The winner of Colombia vs Senegal is guaranteed a place in the last 16, while a draw will be enough for each if Japan lose to Poland. If Japan and Senegal both win, who tops the group will be decided on goal difference and then goals scored.

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