By Jared Grellet
|There is still hope for Yevgen Balaban and Ukraine to advance to the quarter-finals|
Coming into the final day of round two at the Dadu U16 European Championship Men, four quarter-final berths still remain up for grabs.
With each team set to play their final second round game on Wednesday, only five of the 12 teams already know their fate.
Should Spain lose and Ukraine beat Croatia; Spain, Ukraine and Croatia will be left in a three-way tie. In this scenario Spain miss out on account of their goal average in games against the other two teams.
If Croatia defeat Ukraine, then they will advance regardless of any other other results, whilst if Ukraine lose, there is no way they can advance.
To begin with, for the loser of the game between Lithuania and Greece, the tournament is over.
The winners of this game also need other games to go in their favour.
If Lithuania and France win but Poland loses, then Poland and France advance to the next round at the expense of Lithuania, who have lost the tie-breaker to Poland.
If Poland and Lithuania win but France lose, then Lithuania and Poland advance at the expense of France.
If Lithuania win but France and Poland lose then Lithuania and France advance.
If Greece win, they need Poland to lose in order to advance, since no matter how France play, they will then hold the better goal average in a potential head-to-head with Poland and a three-team-tie with Poland and France.