If you’ve been following along with the World Cup this year, you have figured out that this isn’t the bracket-style, Sweet Sixteen, win and advance type of tourney that you’re used to. Yes, you do have to solve a math problem to answer that question and no, it’s not as easy as, “win this game and move on to the next round.”

But, hey, we like sports and we like riddles and thanks to Nate Silver and the crew at FiveThirtyEight, we have this handy little chart that will help you school your coworkers and fellow soccer fans on what the U.S. has to do in this second half to make it to the next round (+ what has to happen over in the Portugal vs. Ghana game!)

FINALLY. It all makes sense. (Everything is better in charticle/infographic form.)


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