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2018 FIFA World Cup Challenge

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Preliminary point-system subject to suggested changes:

Points awarded for correct entries:

  • 1 point per correct group winners by position (1st and 2nd in each group).
  • 3 points per correct Round of 16 and quarterfinal winners picked.
  • 4 points per correct semifinal winner picked.
  • 5 points for picking the correct winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Tie-breaker: 1st tie-breaker will be decided by correctly picking the winner of the 3rd-place game. 2nd tie-breaker decided by correct final score, closest to total goals scored without going over.

Whoever accumulates the most total points wins the challenge!

Last day to enter this challenge will be June 14th, 2018 (prior to kickoff of first match)

If you want to participate in this challenge, please indicate so in this thread, then go ahead and post your predictions in this thread as well:

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I'll play.

Groups:

A - Uruguay(1st), Russia(2nd)

B - Spain(1st), Portugal(2nd)

C - France(1), Peru(2)

D - Argentina(1), Iceland(2)

E - Brazil(1), Costa Rica(2)

F - Germany(1), Mexico(2)

G - Belgium(1), England(2)

H - Columbia(1), Senegal(2)

Will post my knockout stages winners when I get time to look at it.

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Do you want who we think wins each match, or just the top 2 in each group?

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Group A

Russia over Saudi Arabia

Uruguay over Egypt

Russia ties Egypt

Uruguay over Saudi Arabia

Uruguay over Russia

Saudi Arabia ties Egypt

 

Group B 

Iran over Morocco

Spain over Portugal

Portugal over Morocco

Spain over Iran

Spain over Morocco

Portugal over Iran

 

Group C

France over Australia

Denmark over Peru

Denmark over Australia

France ties Peru

Peru over Australia

France over Denmark

 

Group D

Argentina over Iceland

Croatia over Nigeria

Argentina over Croatia

Iceland ties Nigeria

Argentina over Nigeria

Iceland over Croatia

 

Group E

Costa Rica over Serbia

Switzerland over Brazil

Brazil ties Costa Rica

Switzerland over Serbia

Brazil over Serbia

Switzerland over Costa Rica

 

Group F

Germany over Mexico

Sweden ties South Korea

Mexico over South Korea

Germany over Sweden

Germany over South Korea

Mexico ties Sweden

 

Group G

Belgium over Panama

England ties Tunisia

Belgium over Tunisia

England over Panama

Tunisia over Panama

Belgium over England

 

Group H

Colombia over Japan

Poland over Senegal

Senagal over Japan

Colombia over Poland

Poland over Japan

Colombia over Senegal

 

Round of 16

Portugal over Uruguay

France over Iceland

Mexico over Switzerland

Belgium over Poland

Spain over Russia

Argentina over Denmark

Germany over Brazil

Colombia over Tunisia

 

Round of 8

Portugal over France

Mexico over Belgium

Argentina over Spain

Germany over Colombia

 

Semifinals

Portugal over Mexico

Argentina over Germany

 

Consolation

Germany over Mexico

Final

Argentina over Portugal 2-1

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20 hours ago, GOUNMLOBOS said:

Do you want who we think wins each match, or just the top 2 in each group?

I originally just "borrowed" the scoring system used last time, which did require individual match predictions but that seems like much for this format.

Since everyone is just picking winners and runners-up, we'll go with that.

I found a different scoring system on the web at a few different sites and I'll post that in the Original Post and we'll use that.

Here is the updated point system that I found many sites using:

Points awarded for correct entries:

  • 1 point per correct group winners by position (1st and 2nd in each group).
  • 3 points per correct Round of 16 and quarterfinal winners picked.
  • 4 points per correct semifinal winner picked.
  • 5 points for picking the correct winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Tie-breaker: 1st tie-breaker will be decided by correctly picking the winner of the 3rd-place game. 2nd tie-breaker decided by correct final score, closest to total goals scored without going over.

Be sure to add your FINAL SCORE PREDICTION, to be used as a tie-breaker, if needed.

OR we can customize it to add points for the 3rd place game, and/or separate Round of 16 and quarterfinal results, and/or add additional points to the group stage scoring.

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1 hour ago, TheBigAwesome said:

Here is the updated point system that I found many sites using:

Points awarded for correct entries:

  • 1 point per correct group winners by position (1st and 2nd in each group).
  • 3 points per correct Round of 16 and quarterfinal winners picked.
  • 4 points per correct semifinal winner picked.
  • 5 points for picking the correct winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Tie-breaker: 1st tie-breaker will be decided by correctly picking the winner of the 3rd-place game. 2nd tie-breaker decided by correct final score, closest to total goals scored without going over.

Be sure to add your FINAL SCORE PREDICTION, to be used as a tie-breaker, if needed.

Tagging the two players who made their predictions prior to the announcement of the new tie-breaker rule.

@ClevelandBrown, @GOUNMLOBOS: Please add your prediction for the final score of the World Cup Final to your post. Thanks.

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Group Stage Result Predictions:

  • A: Uruguay (1), Russia (2)
  • B: Spain (1), Portugal (2)
  • C: France (1), Denmark (2)
  • D: Argentina (1), Croatia (2)
  • E: Brazil (1), Serbia (2)
  • F: Germany (1), Mexico (2)
  • G: Belgium (1), England (2)
  • H: Colombia (1), Poland (2)

Round of 16 Predictions:

  • Uruguay over Portugal
  • France over Croatia
  • Brazil over Mexico
  • Belgium over Poland
  • Spain over Russia
  • Argentina over Denmark
  • Germany over Serbia
  • Colombia over England

Quarterfinal Predictions:

  • France over Uruguay
  • Brazil over Belgium
  • Spain over Argentina
  • Germany over Colombia

Semifinal Predictions:

  • France over Brazil
  • Germany over Spain

World Cup Final Prediction:

  • Germany over France

Tie-breaker Predictions:

  • 3rd place game: Spain over Brazil
  • Tie-breaker World Cup Final score: (3-2)

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Reminder to those who have signed up to get your picks in. Deadline: Thursday, June 14th, 8am PT.

Also, please note the change in scoring system. We are NOT doing individual match predictions for the Group Stage. The 3rd place game prediction will be used as Tie-breaker #1 and the score of the World Cup final will be used as Tie-breaker #2.

@Old_SD_Dude

@blind_squirrel54

@GOUNMLOBOS

@renoskier
@ClevelandBrown

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Group Stage Result Predictions:

  • A: Uruguay (1), Russia (2)
  • B: Spain (1), Portugal (2)
  • C: France (1), Australia (2)
  • D: Argentina (1), Nigeria (2)
  • E: Brazil (1), Switzerland (2)
  • F: Germany (1), Mexico (2)
  • G: England (1), Belgium (2)
  • H: Senegal (1), Poland (2)

Round of 16 Predictions:

  • Portugal over Uruguay
  • France over Nigeria
  • Brazil over Mexico
  • Belgium over Senegal
  • Spain over Russia
  • Argentina over Australia
  • Germany over Switzerland
  • England over Poland

Quarterfinal Predictions:

  • Portugal over France
  • Brazil over England
  • Argentina over Spain
  • Germany over Belgium

Semifinal Predictions:

  • Brazil over Portugal
  • Germany over Argentina

World Cup Final Prediction:

  • Germany over Brazil

Tie-breaker Predictions:

  • 3rd place game: Argentina over Portugal
  • Tie-breaker World Cup Final score: (2-1)

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53 minutes ago, Old_SD_Dude said:

Semifinal Predictions:

  • Brazil over Portugal
  • Germany over Argentina

World Cup Final Prediction:

  • Germany over Brazil

Tie-breaker Predictions:

  • 3rd place game: Brazil over Portugal
  • Tie-breaker World Cup Final score: (2-1)

For the 3rd place game, do you mean Argentina over Portugal?

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36 minutes ago, TheBigAwesome said:

For the 3rd place game, do you mean Argentina over Portugal?

Yes. Thanks.

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15 hours ago, Old_SD_Dude said:

Yes. Thanks.

Thanks. I edited the post.

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Just now, renoskier said:

Sorry guys, dropped the ball.

Go ahead and make your picks, if you still want to play.

 

 

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On 6/12/2018 at 2:22 PM, ClevelandBrown said:

I'll play.

Groups:

A - Uruguay(1st), Russia(2nd)

B - Spain(1st), Portugal(2nd)

C - France(1), Peru(2)

D - Argentina(1), Iceland(2)

E - Brazil(1), Costa Rica(2)

F - Germany(1), Mexico(2)

G - Belgium(1), England(2)

H - Columbia(1), Senegal(2)

Will post my knockout stages winners when I get time to look at it.

Round of 16:

Portugal over Uruguay

Iceland over France

Brazil over Mexico

Belgium over Senegal

Spain over Russia

Argentina over Peru

Germany over Costa Rica

England over Columbia

Quarterfinals:

Portugal over Iceland

Belgium over Brazil

Argentina over Spain

Germany over England

Semifinals:

Belgium over Portugal

Germany over Argentina

Finals:

Germany over Belgium 3-1

3rd Place:

Argentina 

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Just now, ClevelandBrown said:

Round of 16:

Portugal over Uruguay

Iceland over France

Brazil over Mexico

Belgium over Senegal

Spain over Russia

Argentina over Peru

Germany over Costa Rica

England over Columbia

Quarterfinals:

Portugal over Iceland

Belgium over Brazil

Argentina over Spain

Germany over England

Semifinals:

Belgium over Portugal

Germany over Argentina

Finals:

Germany over Belgium

3rd Place:

Argentina 

Tie-breaker: What is your score in the Final?

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Group Stage Result Predictions:

  • A: Uruguay (1), Russia (2)
  • B: Spain (1), Portugal (2)
  • C: France (1), Denmark (2)
  • D: Argentina (1), Iceland(2)
  • E: Brazil (1), Serbia (2)
  • F: Germany (1), Mexico(2)
  • G: Belgium (1), England (2)
  • H: Poland (1), Columbia(2)

Round of 16 Predictions:

  • Uruguay over Portugal
  • Spain over Russia
  • France over Iceland
  • Argentina over Denmark
  • Brazil over Mexico
  • Germany over Serbia
  • Belgium over Columbia
  • Poland over England

Quarterfinal Predictions:

  • France over Uruguay
  • Brazil over Belgium
  • Argentina over Spain
  • Germany over Poland

Semifinal Predictions:

  • Brazil over France
  • Germany over Argentina

World Cup Final Prediction:

  • Germany over Brazil

Tie-breaker Predictions:

  • 3rd place game: Argentina over France
  • Tie-breaker World Cup Final score: (4-1)

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1 minute ago, TheBigAwesome said:

Tie-breaker: What is your score in the Final?

Added, thanks.

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16 minutes ago, ClevelandBrown said:

Added, thanks.

Thanks.

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