Four years ago they were still in with a chance of progressing ahead of their final match against North Korea, whom they beat 3-0, but only after a draw with Portugal and defeat to Brazil.
Portugal’s 7-0 thrashing of North Korea had meant the Elephants would need many goals to stand any chance but as it was, the Europeans drew with Brazil and the chance was gone. This time around, though, at the very least they will reach their final group game against Greece with their destiny in their own hands.
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