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We've been analyzing the sides for several months and now we're just 8 days from the start of the Cup!

HOW TO PLAY

  T4U Footballers WC Cup Challenge    


Okay Football fans around the world, I'm introducing you to the World Cup Challenge. It's pretty easy to play. Perfection is not at a premium so everyone will have a good chance to rack up a respectable point total.


HOW TO PLAY

The World Cup Challenge is based on the same principle as the GS Bracket Challenges. However, as you know, bracket assignment for WC's 2R is based on each team's Group finish. For instance, think of a GS bracket, with an Top Half and Bottom Half. Players in the Top Half don't move to the Bottom half after 1R, and vice versa. As a result, you can predict with a high level of certainty 2R matches.

By contrast, in the WC bracket, the winner and r-up of each group will move to opposite halves of the draw. Why is this important? For this game to "work," it is not necessary to pick the order of finish in each group. All that is required is that you pick 2 teams from each group.


1R Points

You must pick 2 teams from each of the 8 groups, 16 teams in all. Every correct pick is worth 1 pt. However, whoever picks the most 1R winners receives a 3pt bonus. If more than 1 person have the high total, all will receive the 3 pt bonus.

Picking the Successive Rounds

In order for this game to "work," we have to ignore which Half of the bracket each team winds up in. As a result, all you need to do is advance the appropriate number of teams teams. It's for this reason that everyone has a chance to rack up a respectable point total and has a decent chance to win.

Also, keep in mind, just as with the GS Bracket Challenge, you are only credited for the spot you predicted your pick to advance. So, if your 3rd Place pick wins the Cup, you are only credited for a 3rd place finish, or 14 points.
*Note: It's possible for 2 teams to earn 14 points. Say your 3rd place pick wins the Cup and your Rup wins the 3rd Place game. Both picks will receive 14 points.

2R points

8 teams advance. Every correct pick is worth 2 points.



QF points

4 teams advance. Every correct pick is worth 5 points.



SF points

2 teams advance. Each correct pick is worth 15 points.




3rd Place Game points

Correct pick is worth 6 points




Championship Game points

Correct pick is worth 12 points


This is how the point distribution works out. Below, your pick advances to respective rounds.
2R* 1pt   
QF   3pts
SF   8pts
3pl   14pts
Rup  23pts
C     35pts
*most correct 1R picks receives 3 point bonus



Tie Breaker

Champion pick 1st Tie Breaker

3rd Place pick is 2nd Tie Breaker

Rup Pick is 3rd Tie Breakers





If you have any questions, let me know and I'll clear it up for you.



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Group A
South Africa
Mexico   
Uruguay   
France   

Group B
Argentina
Nigeria   
Korea Republic
Greece

Group C
England
USA   
Algeria
Slovenia

Group D
Germany
Australia
Serbia
Ghana

Group E
Netherlands
Denmark
Japan
Cameroon

Group F
Italy
Paraguay
New Zealand
Slovakia   

Group G
Brazil
Korea DPR
Côte d'Ivoire
Portugal

Group H
Spain   
Switzerland   
Honduras
Chile

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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PLAY BEGINS JUNE 10***
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 04:03:35 PM »
conchita is first in :H just reposting here picks here

group a
1 URU
2 RSA
group b
1 ARG
2 NGA
group c
1 ENG
2 USA
group d
1 GER
2 GHA
group e
1 CMR
2 NED
group f
1 ITA
2 PAR
grop g
1 BRA
2 POR
group h
1 ESP
2 CHI

Last 16
URU d. NGA
ENG d. GHA
GER d. USA
ARG d. RSA
CMR d. PAR
BRA d. CHI
ITA d. NED
ESP d. POR

QF
BRA d. CMR
ENG d. URU
ARG d. GER
ESP d. ITA

SF
BRA d. ENG
ESP d. ARG

3RD PLACE
ARG

F
ESP d. BRA

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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PLAY BEGINS JUNE 10***
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 04:15:00 PM »
Group A
France, South Africa

Group B
Argentina, Nigeria

Group C
England, USA

Group D
Germany, Serbia

Group E
Netherlands, Cameroon

Group F
Italy, Paraguay

Group G
Brazil, Ivory Coast

Group H
Spain, Chile

Round 2
France
Argentina
England
Germany
Netherlands
Italy
Brazil
Spain

QF
England
Germany
Brazil
Spain

SF
England
Spain

3rd
Brazil

Final
England
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 04:16:04 PM »
LOL, KS! here comes Inglaterra!  :))
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 04:21:25 PM »
I got...

Last 16
GA Mexico
GA France
GB Argentina
GB Greece
GC England
GC USA
GD Germany
GD Australia
GE Netherlands
GE Cameroon
GF Italy
GF Paraguay
GG Brazil
GG Portugal
GH Spain
GH Honduras

Last 8
Italy
Spain
Brazil
Netherlands
Germany
Argentina
England
Portugal

Last 4
Italy
Spain
Argentina
Germany

3rd Place
Germany d. Argentina

Championship
Italy d. Spain
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 04:22:14 PM »
Good to see you, kicker! :bye1:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 04:24:48 PM »
and now comes La Sqadra Azzurra!!!  :rofl_2:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 04:36:05 PM »
and now comes La Sqadra Azzurra!!!  :rofl_2:

You're no better than me or kicker!!!   :rofl_2: :lmao!:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010, 01:01:17 AM »
OMG so 3 out of 3 so far have picked with their heart on the eventual winner  :rofl_2: You're as bad as me when it comes to picking my girls and United  :innocent: Of the 3 I'd probably say Conchita's is the most likely but anything could happen as we know. I'll do my picks soon and try not to be biased at all  :rofl_2:
« Last Edit: June 03, 2010, 01:02:29 AM by Chris1987 »
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010, 04:59:18 AM »
Ok my turn  :)

Group A:   France, Mexico

Group B: Argentina, Korea

Group C: England, USA

Group D: Germany, Australia

Group E: Netherlands, Cameroon

Group F: Italy, Paraguay

Group G: Portugal, Brazil

Group H: Spain, Chile


Last 8:

Argentina, England, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Netherlands, Paraguay, France

last 4:

Argentina, Germany, Spain, Brazil

Semis:

Germany,Brazil

Finals:

Argentina def Brazil ( I couldn't resist ...I picked with my heart  :rofl_2: )


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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2010, 05:13:23 AM »
Group A
France
Uruguay

Group B
Argentina
Greece

Group C
England
USA

Group D
Germany
Serbia

Group E
Netherlands
Denmark

Group F
Italy
Slovakia

Group G
Brazil
Portugal

Group H
Spain
Switzerland

Last 16
France
Argentina
England
Germany
Netherlands
Italy
Brazil
Portugal

QF's

France
England
Netherlands
Brazil

SF's
England
Brazil

3rd place
Netherlands

Final
England!
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2010, 05:45:47 AM »
5 picked with their heart then  :rofl_2: Good on you Falcon and Luggy  :))
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2010, 06:16:40 AM »
It's a shame England,Germany and Serbia have to face each other so soon,it would have been so much interesting for me if it was otherwise. But Lord knows how much I'd like to see England to win it. Been with them many years back.  :))
Of course I don't have to explain what would it mean if Serbia does it, couple of countries around would explode(Serbia,Montenegro,etc...)  :rofl_2: It would be a dream,knowing how much we care.  :) And there's always Germany and their football  :cool:
But England,oh mighty England ! you do deserve everything around football. Can't even explain how much I enjoy watching English football(from national team to the numerous leagues I follow)
 So,that's the country I'd like to see winning it. :drinks: :drinks:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2010, 09:44:13 AM »
:toot:  falcon!
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2010, 10:06:55 AM »
5 picked with their heart then  :rofl_2: Good on you Falcon and Luggy  :))

Italy, Spain, England... when Dallas comes here and picks as Swisse-USA final, then you can  :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2010, 10:49:32 AM »
5 picked with their heart then  :rofl_2: Good on you Falcon and Luggy  :))

Italy, Spain, England... when Dallas comes here and picks as Swisse-USA final, then you can  :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

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Yeah there we go we have Dallas Final lined up already  :rofl_2: and then the biased link is complete  :rofl_2:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2010, 10:02:18 AM »
I put this on Facebook as big news so I'll put it here too:

England's captain Rio out of the World Cup! just gets better so now its a team to be led out by Steven Gerrard.................... uhmm that's not easy supporting a team led by the Liverpool captain. Bloody Donkey Heskey does Rio's knee in during training!
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2010, 10:04:43 AM »
I read this, USA F Jozy Altidore sprained his ankle yesterday.   :)~
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2010, 10:07:03 AM »
I read this, USA F Jozy Altidore sprained his ankle yesterday.   :)~

That's minor news compared to England's captain and key defender is out  :)~ I'm more raged that a Liverpool player in Steven Gerrard is now the England captain. Screw that!  :mad1:
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2010, 10:09:25 AM »
I read this, USA F Jozy Altidore sprained his ankle yesterday.   :)~

That's minor news compared to England's captain and key defender is out  :)~ I'm more raged that a Liverpool player in Steven Gerrard is now the England captain. Screw that!  :mad1:

WHAT?!????!?!!?!?!?!!!

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