The final matches of Group E are about to kick off, with France taking on Ecuador and Switzerland facing Honduras. Each team still has a chance to make the Round of 16, and this chart shows the various ways things could shake out.
Starting at noon Eastern, Argentina play Nigeria and Iran play Bosnia-Herzegovina in the final matches of Group F. Here's a chart showing all the paths to qualification still possible in this group.
Last night, we showed you what needed to happen for the USMNT to advance to the next round of the World Cup. Now we have a similar chart showing how things shake out depending on the results of this afternoon's Group A matches.
The graphic you see above, inspired by this tweet from Chris Bunn, lays out the scenarios whereby the USMNT gets a spot in the Round of 16. If the Americans beat or draw Germany, they're through. The second-clearest path to qualification is a Portugal-Ghana draw. We're at four points, the same as Germany, and those…