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Football Language: Results go your way

After the latest World Cup qualifiers some teams still have a chance of making it to Russia for next year’s World Cup finals but they will need other games to go their way to do so, that is, they will need favourable results from other matches to allow them to qualify. So, for example, if the Republic of Ireland defeat Wales they will finish second in their group and have a chance to enter the play-offs but if Serbia lose at home to Georgia on the same night, then Ireland would go through to the World Cup as group winners. They do not have their destiny in their own hands but are relying on other results to go their way. Argentina are another side that may need other results to go their way in the CONMEBOL qualifiers to guarantee their passage to Russia 2018. With only one game to play Messi’s side need to win to at least finish in fifth place in the South American group which would guarantee them at least a play-off spot and if other results go their way they might even directly qualify.



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