Developments on the final day of Group B, with Belgium’s 0-2 win over Finland and Denmark’s convincing win over Russia (1-4), will likely also have an impact on the next opponent of the Red Devils in the eighth finals. .
Belgium can go to the second round as the group winner with a maximum of nine out of nine, followed by Denmark, who, like Finland (third) and Russia (fourth), collected three points and were crossed based on better goal difference in mutual duels. However, with Finland finishing third with just three points and a negative goal difference of minus two, they have little chance of being in the top four at the end of the group stage. The Finns are currently fourth in this standings, but the final day of the match still has to be completed in three sets.
If Finland ultimately fails, there is a 75 per cent chance that the Belgians will face the third in Group E on June 27 at the furnace in Seville, which includes Spain, Sweden, Slovakia and Poland. With one day left until the match ends, it is the Spaniards who fight for third place. Only if number three from Group E can’t advance, the Devils play in the round of 16 against number three from Group F, which includes world champions France, defending champions Portugal, championship teams Germany and Hungary. If Finland succeeds, Switzerland will be the next opponent.
A draw with Finland and a win for Russia or a draw against Denmark would have been the ideal scenario to have the most chances to avoid third place in Group F in the Round of 16. In this way, the number 3 in the Belgian group always had four points, with which he would surely qualify for the eighth finals. With Switzerland also finishing Group A with four points and La Nati also certain of the next round, the Red Devils would completely avoid Group F in this scenario in the eighth finals. The chance of competing against Group E, who currently occupies struggling Spain in third place, will drop to one in six.
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