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Germany can still qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup despite sitting bottom of Group E

How rock-bottom, one-point Germany can STILL qualify for the knock-out stages of the World Cup… but it relies on BOTH final day matches going their way

Niclas Fullkrug’s late qualiser against Spain helped Germany cling on to their World Cup hopes but they still need a lot to go their way in order to progress.

The Germans still sit bottom of group E with just a point from their opening two games.

They must beat Costa Rica to have a chance of going through but that still may not be enough.

Germans still sit bottom of group E with just a point from their opening two games

If Germany and Spain win, Germany finish second.

If Germany win and Spain lose, second place will be decided between Spain and Germany on group goal difference and goals scored. Germany would have to overturn a deficit of eight goals (if records are identical, second is decided on fair play points.)

If Germany win and Japan vs Spain is a draw there are a number of permutations. 

If the score is 0-0, any win will be enough for Germany to qualify.

If Germany win by one goal, second place would be decided on group goals scored.

If Germany win by two or more goals, Germany would finish second on group goal difference with Japan third.

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