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June 27, 2014

92 ways for the USA to advance against Belgium

Updated June 29: be sure to check out my World Cup predictions.

For Thursday’s concluding matches in Group G (the game theory and strategies of which I previewed), a few sites offered highly-specific explanations of what would happen if the games ended with certain scores. I liked the one at The Upshot, which updated the scenarios with each goal scored.

I thought it might be helpful to explain the various ways the United States can advance against Belgium in the first knockout round. I identify 92 here, although there are infinitely many. Enjoy!

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