World Cup 2022: which teams are out of FIFA tournament?

Dec 2 (Reuters) – As the World Cup in Qatar approaches its knockout stage, here’s a look at the teams that have been eliminated from the tournament, which ends on Dec. 18.

What is the group stage format?

* Round-robin format where each of the 32 teams plays three matches in four groups. Teams get three points for a win and one point for a draw.

* The top two in each group advance to the last 16, where the knockout stage begins on December 3, with one-off matches going to extra time and then penalties if necessary to decide the winner.

Which teams have qualified for the knockout stage?

* Group A: Netherlands and Senegal

* Group B: England and United States

* Group C: Argentina and Poland

* Group D: France and Australia

* Group E: Japan and Spain

* Group F: Morocco and Croatia

Which teams have been eliminated from the World Cup?

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Qatar

* Hosts Qatar are the first team to be eliminated after defeats to Ecuador (2-0) and Senegal (3-1). They ended their campaign without a point after a 2–0 defeat against the Netherlands in their final group stage match.

Ecuador

* Ecuador came agonizingly close to reaching the last 16 and matching their previous best performance in 2006, but were eliminated after a 2-1 defeat by African champions Senegal.

Iran

* Despite being beaten 6-2 by England in their Group B opener, Iran’s 2-0 win over Wales gave them a glimmer of hope of making history through to the last 16.

* However, a 1-0 defeat against the United States eliminated them from the competition.

Wales

* Wales, competing in the global showpiece tournament for the first time since 1958, finished last in Group B with one point and one goal.

Mexico

* Mexico missed out on the knockout stages after finishing behind Poland on goal difference, ending a run of seven consecutive last-16 appearances at the World Cup.

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* Mexico coach Tata accepts full responsibility for Martino’s departure and says his contract with the federation (FMF) will not be extended.

Saudi Arabia

* After opening their campaign with a stunning 2-1 win over Argentina in Qatar, Saudi Arabia lost 2-0 to Poland and saw their hopes of the knockout stage disappear with a 2-1 loss to Mexico.

Tunisia

* Tunisia beat defending champions France 1-0 in their last Group D match but it was not enough for them to progress to the last 16 after drawing with Denmark and beating Australia in their first two matches.

Denmark

* Denmark finished last in Group D after a draw against Tunisia and losses to France and Australia.

Germany

* Germany crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage for the second time in a row, finishing third in Group E behind Japan and Spain.

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Costa Rica

* Costa Rica were eliminated after suffering a 4-2 defeat by Germany in their final Group E match, which dropped to three points after a 7-0 loss to Spain before beating Japan 1-0.

Belgium

* Belgium, the favorites to qualify from Group F, finished third in their group with four points, winning one of their three matches.

* Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, in charge of the team since 2016 and leading them to the World Cup semi-finals in 2018, said he was stepping down after his team’s exit.

Canada

* Canada, making their first World Cup appearance since 1986, finished last in Group F with three defeats.

Compiled by Adi Nair in Bangalore; Edited by Hugh Lawson

Our criteria: Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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