All the World Cup qualifying scenarios explained

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We're officially two-thirds of the way through the group stage of the 2018 World Cup. In the case of teams finishing level on points, Federation Internationale de Football Association has put in place seven tie-breakers starting with goal difference and then the number of goals scored in all group matches. Over in Group A, Russian Federation and Uruguay are through, but top spot is up for grabs as they go head to head. Spain play Morocco in Kaliningrad while Iran take on Portugal from Saransk.

With Belgium also winning their first two matches both teams are on six points and with identical records on goal difference and goals scored.

Spain have the advantage at the moment with one booking against the two of Portugal.

Both Group B games can be seen Monday at 2pm et/11am pt, Portugal and Iran can be found across the TSN Network, while Spain will battle Morocco on TSN2.

A win would give Iran a chance to go through but $6 shows they are unfancied to best European champions Portugal ($1.7).

Egypt: Eliminated. Will finish third if they avoid defeat against Saudi Arabia.

Australia need to beat bottom side Peru and hope Denmark lose to France, and also need at least a two-goal swing in their favour.

Russian Federation only need a draw to finish top, and they look to be the form team of the two. Australia, with three yellow cards, now have the edge on the Danes, who have four.

If the match ends in a draw, Russian Federation will top the group on goal difference.

Can also advance with a draw AND Spain losing by more than a goal OR by scoring enough goals to pass Spain's total for the tournament.

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To go through, Argentina need to beat Nigeria while hoping Iceland lose to or draw with Croatia.

Iceland must win to have any chance but also need the other results to go their way.

Brazil would be safely through with a win or a draw against Serbia and will top the group unless Switzerland better their result, or match it with a better goal margin.

Serbia must beat Brazil to qualify but a draw could see them through if the Swiss are beaten by Costa Rica by more than one goal.

Despite the African side already being eliminated, Hierro insisted his side can take nothing for granted on Monday.

Egypt are favourites to take the win and some pride ($1.85) with a draw at $3.6 and Saudi Arabia an outside bet at $4.75.

Another scenario could see Germany advancing on a better goal difference with a victory over South Korea even if Sweden beat Mexico. If both Sweden and Germany win it is possible for the Swedes to advance on goal difference. If Portugal draw, they will still qualify but top spot is not guaranteed.

Also set to arrive on this path are Mexico, Switzerland or Serbia, the victor of Group H, and the Group G runner-up, now England.

Japan and Senegal will advance with draws against Poland and Colombia respectively.

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