EM 2021: This is how Germany progresses – and this is how we fly out

After beating Portugal 4-2, Germany is second in the group with 3 points behind France (4 points) and ahead of Portugal (3 points) and Hungary (1 point).

How will the Löw troupe, which will play their last group game against Hungary on Wednesday, progress?

Victory: Germany is sure to be in the round of 16! Either as group winners before Portugal (in a Portuguese win against France) or in front of France (in a draw between France and Portugal). Or as second in the group behind France (in a French win against Portugal).

Draw: With a draw, Germany is either second or third in the group with 4 points. If you were second in the group you would definitely be in the round of 16, as a third in the group you would be pretty safe. With 4 points each team advanced in the last European Championship.

Defeat: If Germany loses to Hungary, there is a theoretical possibility of making it to the round of 16. In any case, Portugal would have to lose to France, then we would be third in the group in front of the Portuguese tied on points due to the direct comparison we won.

BUT: It is questionable whether the 3 points that we would have would be enough to qualify as one of the four best third-placed group for the round of 16. Since the Germany group plays the last preliminary round matches of the tournament, it is already clear before the kick-off of our game against Hungary whether three points could really be enough.

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