World Cup: Group C breakdown

Here’s how each team looks heading into the final set of Group C matches on Tuesday.

Colombia through, rest battle for final spot

The Ivory Coast has a great chance to enter the knockout round for the first time in the country's history. (Ruben Sprich/Reuters )

Here’s a breakdown of how each team fares heading into the final round of Group C matches on Monday. 

Colombia (1st place, 6 pts)

  • Already clinched Round of 16 berth

Ivory Coast (2nd place, 3 pts)

Advances to Round of 16 with…

  • Win vs. Greece
  • Draw vs. Greece AND Japan draw vs. Colombia
  • Draw vs. Greece AND Japan loss vs. Colombia
  • Draw vs. Greece AND Japan win vs. Colombia AND Ivory Coast maintains goal-differential advantage over Japan (+2 for Ivory Coast heading into matches)

Japan (3rd place, 1 pt)

Advances to Round of 16 with…

  • Win vs. Colombia AND Greece win vs. Ivory Coast AND Japan maintains goal-difference advantage over Greece (+2 for Japan heading into matches)
  • Win vs. Colombia AND Greece draw vs. Ivory Coast AND Japan has a better goal differential than Ivory Coast (+1 for Ivory Coast heading into matches)

Greece (4th place, 1 pt.)

Advances to Round of 16 with…

  • Win vs. Ivory Coast AND Colombia win vs. Japan
  • Win vs. Ivory Coast AND Colombia draw vs. Japan
  • Win vs. Ivory Coast AND Japan win vs. Colombia AND Greece has a better goal differential than Japan (+2 for Japan heading into matches)

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