Thursday, June 24, 2010

Group E permutations

What is required to progress from Group E?

Netherlands: Qualification is already confirmed and they only need a draw with Cameroon to confirm top spot. How can they miss out on top spot and get second instead? This requires Cameroon to win and either Japan to overcome a 3 goal deficit or Denmark to overcome a 4 goal deficit. In either scenario if goal difference and goals scored are tied Netherlands will still finish top.

Denmark require a win over Japan to qualify. In this case they will finish second unless they can achieve a 4 or 5 goal swing. Unfortunately for Denmark their star centre-back Simon Kjaer is suspended for the game. They must hope Poulsen doesn't repeat errors from the earlier games.

Japan only require a draw over Denmark to qualify. Win or draw they will finish second unless they can achieve a 3 or 4 goal swing.

Cameroon are eliminated.

1 comment:

Inventory2 said...

Don't worry about Group E - what about Group F?