Sep. 11, 2018
Can Argentina still qualify?
A demoralizing 3-zero loss to Croatia has sincerely taken the wind out of Argentina's sails, however La Albiceleste can still qualify for the spherical of 16 if a few things go their manner.
As the desk currently stands, Croatia have six factors from 2 games at the same time as Argentina have one point from as many games. Iceland and Nigeria, who face off these days, have one factor and zero points respectively.
Given the contemporary country of things, qualification for Argentina continues to be viable, however handiest underneath sure situations past their control.
Teams qualify based on quantity of factors. If that is same then purpose distinction is taken into consideration, following which is desires scored.
If the ones are tied then the face to face stats are checked out. However, due to the fact that Argentina and Iceland's sport led to a tie, those will have no bearing.
The penultimate technique of figuring out who goes via is the fair play (whoever has much less yellow and crimson playing cards) method.
If the entirety is equal in the end of that then masses are drawn.
Argentina's path to the round of sixteen could come to be honest if Iceland were to lose both their closing games. In that case, Messi and Co ought to genuinely beat Nigeria to advance.
They can also improve if the following 3 things manifest:
Iceland tie or lose to Nigeria.
Croatia then beat or tie towards Iceland.
Argentina beat Nigeria.
However, if Iceland win one among their last games, then Argentina have to also win and make sure they end with a better aim distinction.
Given that Argentina's purpose distinction is currently -3, if Iceland win via one goal, then Argentina need to score six goals against Nigeria to boost on purpose difference.