World Cup Group B permutations: What England and Wales need to do to qualify for last 16

Consider the numbers crunched.


Qualification to the next stage of the World Cup is on the line when England and Wales face off this evening.

The Three Lions have one foot in the last 16 as they top Group B with four points from two games and only a catastrophic evening will see Gareth Southgate’s squad packing their bags early.


The Dragons, on the other hand, have it all do as the late defeat to Iran leaves them bottom of the group with a single point on the board.

We’ve got the latest Wales v England odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise the permutations facing the two teams can be found below…

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England 6-2 Iran
USA 1-1 Wales

Iran 2-0 Wales
England 0-0 USA

England will punch their ticket to the World Cup last 16 as long as they avoid defeat by a four-goal margin or worse.

The Three Lions can guarantee top spot if they beat Wales while a draw would be enough to progress as group winners unless Iran beat the USA or the Stars and Stripes win by at least four goals to swing the goal difference.

Wales will seal their spot in the World Cup last 16 if they beat England and Iran v USA ends in a draw.

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The only other way Rob Page’s team can guarantee progress to the knockout rounds is if they win the Battle of Britain by a four-goal margin.

The USA have the most straightforward task as victory over Iran ensures their progress.

A draw would be enough for Iran to go through unless Wales beat England.

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