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USA Scenarios, FIFA World Cup 2022 Standings, Bracket: How USMNT Can Advance From Group B After Draw With England

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The United States drew 0-0 against England to complete the second day of play for group B participants. As it stands, the Americans are third with two points out of six Iran second with three points after their victory over Wales and England are top by four points — full status here. And while you’re at it, sign up for our new newsletter about the beautiful game in all its glory, including daily updates on the World Cup, here.

Progression scenarios are trite for the United States, as all they need to do is beat Iran to reach five points and a goal difference of at least +1. Wales will need an upset win against group favorites England to reach four points in hopes of improving their goal difference, currently at -2, compared to the Three Lions, currently at +4. Reminder: A draw or loss for the US is out of the question if they want to push through. It’s winning and you’re in mode.

How the United States can move forward: simple permutations

  • In profit vs. Iran: With a victory for the third time in the last four World Cups, the United States will qualify for the last 16. It’s that simple. An England win over Wales would put the Three Lions in first place by seven points and the United States five behind. Wales would need to win by a huge margin – at least by three goals – to overcome the goal difference compared to the United States.
  • With profit vs. Iran AND England loss/draw against Wales: The United States has a few routes to win the group. A United States win with England losing to Wales would suffice by just five points. If England draws, the United States would need to beat Iran by more than four goals to overturn England’s superior goal difference.
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World Cup: Group B standings

England

2

1

1

0

+4

4

Iran

2

1

0

1

-2

3

United States

2

0

2

0

2

Wales 2 1 1 -2 1

World Cup: Group B schedule

All times US Eastern. You can stream every match on fuboTV (Try for free).

Tuesday November 29
United States vs Iran, 2pm ET (Fox and Telemundo)
Wales vs. England, 2pm ET (FS1 and Universo)

And here’s the full bracket:

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