World Cup: Group H breakdown

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

Belgium through, rest fight for 2nd

Algeria could make the knockout round for the first time in its history, with a win over Russia on Thursday. (Marko Djurica/Reuters)

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

Belgium, 1st place, 6 pts

Already clinched Round of 16 spot

Algeria, 2nd place, 3 pts

Advances to Round of 16 with…

  • Win vs. Russia
  • Draw vs. Russia AND South Korea draw/loss vs. Belgium
  • Draw vs. Russia AND South Korea win vs. Belgium AND Algeria maintains goal differential advantage over South Korea (+3 for Algeria heading into final matches)

Russia, 3rd place, 1 pt

Advances to Round of 16 with…

  • Win vs. Algeria AND South Korea draw/loss vs. Belgium
  • Win vs. Algeria AND South Korea win vs. Belgium AND Russia maintains goal differential advantage over South Korea (+1 for Russia heading into final matches)

South Korea, 4th place, 1 pt

Advances to Round of 16 with…

  • Win vs. Belgium AND Algeria draw vs. Russia AND South Korea takes goal differential advantage over Algeria (+3 for Russia heading into final matches)
  • Win vs. Belgium AND Russia win vs. Algeria AND South Korea takes goal differential advantage over Russia (+1 for Russia heading into final matches)

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