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Russia 2018: The mathematics of Group B, Read the permutations


BY: Akpesiri Akatugb

Group B: Spain, Portugal and Iran can still qualify. Russia 2018: With only one round of football left in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, only six teams have successfully booked passage to the next round. Group B, is one of the groups that is yet to produce a team for the next series. Three out of the four teams in the group can still qualify. Spain, Portugal and Iran can still make it through, with Morocco having already booked their flight for a trip back home. According to, it is all to play for today as Spain takes on Morocco and Portugal lock horns with Iran. The permutations are: •If Spain and Portugal avoid defeat they both qualify •Iran qualify with a win against Portugal, or if they draw and Spain lose by more than a goal •Portugal will be eligible with a draw against Iran Kick off time for both.

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