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World Cup bracket: Who advances from Group H to Round of 16 knockout stage

The World Cup has reached the final round of group stage matches. We offer live updates on the standings for Group H on Friday.

Players of Portugal celebrate after Bruno Fernandes’ goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Portugal and Uruguay at Lusail Stadium on November 28, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar. Photo by Ercin Erturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The 2022 World Cup has reached the final day of group stage play and Friday, December 2 will open with Group H closing out its schedule. Ghana faces Uruguay on FS1 and South Korea faces Portugal on FOX.

Portugal entered the tournament as the favorite to win the group and Uruguay had the second best odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. Heading into the final day, Portugal is on track to win the group while Uruguay sits in last place with one point. Uruguay has to beat second-place Ghana and then either have South Korea lose to Portugal, or outscore a winning Portugal side by two goals.

While Portugal has already clinched a knockout stage berth, the remaining three are all alive heading for advancement heading into the final day of play. We’ll update the standings as scores happen and the clinching scenarios resolve themselves. The bolded teams are the teams who will advance to the round of 16.

Final standings

Uruguay could not break through for another goal late against Ghana and is headed home. Portugal wins the group and South Korea finishes second.

  1. Portugal, 2-0-1, 6 points, +2 GD, 6 GF, 4 GA
  2. South Korea, 1-1-1, 4 point, 0 GD, 4 GF, 4 GA
  3. Uruguay, 1-1-1, 4 point, 0 GD, 2 GF, 2 GA
  4. Ghana, 1-0-2, 3 points, -2 GD, 5 GF, 7 GA

Stoppage time minute projected standings

South Korea shocked Portugal with another goal to take a 2-1 lead. They lead the tiebreaker and will advance if this holds up.

  1. Portugal, 2-0-1, 6 points, +2 GD, 6 GF, 4 GA
  2. South Korea, 1-1-1, 4 point, 0 GD, 4 GF, 4 GA
  3. Uruguay, 1-1-1, 4 point, 0 GD, 2 GF, 2 GA
  4. Ghana, 1-0-2, 3 points, -2 GD, 5 GF, 7 GA

86th/79th minute projected standings

Both matches still stand at the same score. Portugal-South Korea is in the final five minutes while Uruguay-Ghana is a little further back after a sizable stoppage time in the first half.

  1. Portugal, 2-1-0, 7 points, +3 GD, 6 GF, 3 GA
  2. Uruguay, 1-1-1, 4 point, 0 GD, 2 GF, 2 GA
  3. Ghana, 1-0-2, 3 points, -2 GD, 5 GF, 7 GA
  4. South Korea, 0-2-1, 1 point, -1 GD, 3 GF, 4 GA

32nd minute projected standings

Giorgian de Arrascaeta added a second goal to give Uruguay a 2-0 lead on Ghana.

  1. Portugal, 2-1-0, 7 points, +3 GD, 6 GF, 3 GA
  2. Uruguay, 1-1-1, 4 point, 0 GD, 2 GF, 2 GA
  3. Ghana, 1-0-2, 3 points, -2 GD, 5 GF, 7 GA
  4. South Korea, 0-2-1, 1 point, -1 GD, 3 GF, 4 GA

27th minute projected standings

South Korea has tied things up with Portugal on a Kim Young-Gwon goal.

  1. Portugal, 2-1-0, 7 points, +4 GD, 6 GF, 3 GA
  2. Uruguay, 1-1-1, 4 point, -2 GD, 0 GF, 2 GA
  3. Ghana, 1-0-2, 3 points, -1 GD, 5 GF, 6 GA
  4. South Korea, 0-2-1, 2 point, -1 GD, 3 GF, 4 GA

26th minute projected standings

Uruguay has gotten on the board as Giorgian de Arrascaeta scored to give them a 1-0 lead on Ghana. That moves Uruguay into second place in the group.

  1. Portugal, 3-0-0, 9 points, +4 GD, 6 GF, 2 GA
  2. Uruguay, 1-1-1, 4 point, -2 GD, 0 GF, 2 GA
  3. Ghana, 1-0-2, 3 points, -1 GD, 5 GF, 6 GA
  4. South Korea, 0-1-2, 1 point, -2 GD, 2 GF, 4 GA

5th minute projected standings

Ricardo Horta has put Portugal on the board early. It drops South Korea to last place while Ghana remains in second as they are tied with Uruguay.

  1. Portugal, 3-0-0, 9 points, +4 GD, 6 GF, 2 GA
  2. Ghana, 1-1-1, 4 points, 0 GD, 5 GF, 5 GA
  3. Uruguay, 0-2-1, 2 point, -2 GD, 0 GF, 2 GA
  4. South Korea, 0-1-2, 1 point, -2 GD, 2 GF, 4 GA

Pre-match standings

  1. Portugal, 2-0-0, 6 points, +3 GD, 5 GF, 2 GA
  2. Ghana, 1-0-1, 3 points, 0 GD, 5 GF, 5 GA
  3. South Korea, 0-1-1, 1 point, -1 GD, 2 GF, 3 GA
  4. Uruguay, 0-1-1, 1 point, -2 GD, 0 GF, 2 GA