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There are 8 groups of 4 teams each, for a total of 32 teams.

Every team will play every team in their group once resulting in 6 matches per group.

8 * 6 = 48 total matches in group play

The two highest point earners in each group advance, for a total of 16 teams advancing. Each time a match is played, one of the 16 is eliminated, so 15 more matches must be played to determine a winner.

48 matches in group play + 15 matches in elimination = 63 matches total

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