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

Dec 2 (Reuters) – As the knockout stages of the World Cup in Qatar approach, here’s a look at the teams eliminated from the tournament, which ends on Dec. 18.

What is the format of the group stage?

* A round robin format with each of the 32 teams playing three matches in groups of four. Teams get three points for a win and one point for a tie.

* The top two teams from each group will advance to the round of 16, where the knockout stage will begin on December 3, with individual games that could go to extra time and then, if necessary, penalties to decide the winner.

Which teams have qualified for the elimination stage?

* Group A: Netherlands and Senegal

* Group B: England and America

* Group C: Argentina and Poland

* Group D: France and Australia

* Group E: Japan and Spain

* Group F: Morocco and Croatia

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Which teams have been eliminated from the World Cup?


* Qatar hosted the first team to be eliminated after losing to Ecuador (2-0) and Senegal (3-1). They finished without a point after losing 2-0 to the Netherlands in their last group stage match.


* Ecuador came agonizingly close to reaching the last 16, equaling their previous best showing in 2006, but were eliminated after losing 2-1 to African champions Senegal.


* Despite a 6-2 defeat by England in their first match in Group B, Iran’s 2-0 win against Wales had given them a glimmer of hope for a historic promotion to the round of 16.

* However, a 1-0 defeat against America made them withdraw from the competition.


* Wales, participating in the World Cup for the first time since 1958, finished bottom of Group B with one point and one goal.


* Mexico missed out on the knockout stage after falling behind Poland on goal difference, ending a run of seven consecutive appearances in the last 16 of the World Cup.

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* Mexico coach Tata Martino accepted full responsibility for their separation and said that he will not renew his contract with the federation (FMF).

Saudi Arabia

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


* Tunisia beat defending champions France 1-0 in their last Group D game, but it was not enough to progress to the last 16, after drawing with Denmark and losing to Australia in their first two games.


* Denmark is at the bottom of Group D after drawing with Tunisia and losing to France and Australia.


* Germany was eliminated from the World Cup in the group stage for the second time in a row and finished third in Group E after Japan and Spain.

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Costa Rica

* Costa Rica were eliminated from Group E after suffering a 4-2 loss to Germany in their last match, which left them bottom with three points after a 7-0 loss to Spain and a 1-0 loss to Japan.


* Belgium, who claimed promotion from Group F, finished third in their group with four points after winning just one of their three matches.

* Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, who has been in charge since 2016 and led them to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, has said he will step down after his side’s exit.


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

Compiled by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru. Edited by Hugh Lawson

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