World Cup Competition

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  1. The Crow

    The Crow Administration FRACKERS TEAM ADMINISTRATOR

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    This is our first competition in a long time, we plan to have them regularly from now on; so hopefully we'll have a lot of members participating, the rewards are very generous.

    The system for this competition is very simple, you will be given X points for guessing correctly different events during the World Cup, at the end of the event, the 3 members with the most points will be the winners.

    Prizes

    1st place - 3 months of gold membership.
    2nd place - 2 months of gold membership.
    3rd place - 1 month of gold membership.

    Entries will be allowed until the end of the group matches round (June 26). Entries after June 13 will not reward points for matches already played (obviously). After June 13 you are NOT ALLOWED to edit your post or conversation, if you do that you will be automatically disqualified.

    These are the events and the point rewards given for guessing them correctly:

    Guess the winning team (if any) and final match score: 5 points *
    Guess the match winning team (if any): 2 points **
    Guess what two teams will reach the final: 15 points
    Guess the World Cup winning team: 15 points
    Guess the final match score (including teams): 25 points
    Guess what player will be the top scorer in the World Cup: 10 points
    Guess what team will be the worst in the World Cup: 10 points

    * Draws (with scores guessed correctly) will also reward 5 points.
    ** Draws (with the score not guessed correctly) will also reward 2 points.

    Submit your guesses either replying to this thread or via private conversation (if you don't want other members to copy your guesses).

    First round matches

    Brazil ? - ? Croatia
    Mexico ? - ? Cameroon
    Spain ? - ? Netherlands
    Chile ? - ? Australia
    Colombia ? - ? Greece
    Uruguay ? - ? Costa Rica
    England ? - ? Italy
    Côte d'Ivoir ? - ? Japan
    Switzerland ? - ? Ecuador
    France ? - ? Honduras
    Argentina ? - ? Bosnia-Herzegovina
    Germany ? - ? Portugal
    Iran ? - ? Nigeria
    Ghana ? - ? USA
    Belgium ? - ? Algeria
    Brazil ? - ? Mexico
    Russia ? - ? South Korea
    Australia ? - ? Netherlands
    Spain ? - ? Chile
    Cameroon ? - ? Croatia
    Colombia ? - ? Ivory Coast
    Uruguay ? - ? England
    Japan ? - ? Greece
    Italy ? - ? Costa Rica
    Switzerland ? - ? France
    Honduras ? - ? Ecuador
    Argentina ? - ? Iran
    Germany ? - ? Ghana
    Nigeria ? - ? Bosnia-Herzegovina
    Belgium ? - ? Russia
    South Korea ? - ? Algeria
    USA ? - ? Portugal
    Australia ? - ? Spain
    Netherlands ? - ? Chile
    Cameroon ? - ? Brazil
    Croatia ? - ? Mexico
    Costa Rica ? - ? England
    Italy ? - ? Uruguay
    Greece ? - ? Ivory Coast
    Japan ? - ? Colombia
    Bosnia-Herzegovina ? - ? Iran
    Nigeria ? - ? Argentina
    Ecuador ? - ? France
    Honduras ? - ? Switzerland
    Portugal ? - ? Ghana
    USA ? - ? Germany
    Algeria ? - ? Russia
    South Korea ? - ? Belgium

    Final two teams:
    World Cup winning team:
    Final match score (including teams):
    Top scorer:
    Worst team:

    Good luck everyone! :)
     
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  2. jo99xx

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    my results...

    Brazil 3 - 0 Croatia
    Mexico 1 - 1 Cameroon
    Spain 2 - 2 Netherlands
    Chile 2 - 0 Australia
    Colombia 1 - 1 Greece
    Uruguay 2 - 0 Costa Rica
    England 0 - 0 Italy
    Côte d'Ivoir 1 - 1 Japan
    Switzerland 1 - 1 Ecuador
    France 3 - 0 Honduras
    Argentina 2 - 1 Bosnia-Herzegovina
    Germany 3 - 1 Portugal
    Iran 0 - 3 Nigeria
    Ghana 2 - 0 USA
    Belgium 4 - 0 Algeria
    Brazil 3 - 0 Mexico
    Russia 2 - 0 South Korea
    Australia 0 - 4 Netherlands
    Spain 3 - 0 Chile
    Cameroon 2 - 1 Croatia
    Colombia 1 - 2 Ivory Coast
    Uruguay 1 - 3 England
    Japan 2 - 2 Greece
    Italy 4 - 0 Costa Rica
    Switzerland 0 - 3 France
    Honduras 0 - 1 Ecuador
    Argentina 4 - 0 Iran
    Germany 3 - 0 Ghana
    Nigeria 1 - 1 Bosnia-Herzegovina
    Belgium 1 - 1 Russia
    South Korea 3 - 0 Algeria
    USA 0 - 3 Portugal
    Australia 0 - 5 Spain
    Netherlands 3 - 0 Chile
    Cameroon 0 - 4 Brazil
    Croatia 0 - 0 Mexico
    Costa Rica 0 - 3 England
    Italy 2 - 0 Uruguay
    Greece 1 - 2 Ivory Coast
    Japan 1 - 2 Colombia
    Bosnia-Herzegovina 2 - 0 Iran
    Nigeria 1 - 3 Argentina
    Ecuador 1 - 3 France
    Honduras 1 - 2 Switzerland
    Portugal 3 - 1 Ghana
    USA 1 - 4 Germany
    Algeria 0 - 3 Russia
    South Korea 1 - 2 Belgium

    Final two teams: brazil vs spain
    World Cup winning team: brazil
    Final match score (including teams): brazil 3-1 spain
    Top scorer: ronaldo
    Worst team: algeria
     
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  3. Bud117

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    Shouldn't need to tell you lol, Brazil will meet Spain before the final
     
  4. The Crow

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    I'm not sure, but I think they can actually meet in the final. They could face each other on the second round if one ends 1st in their group and the other in second, but if both end 1st or 2nd, I think they can get to the final.
     
  5. bsktkase

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    Spain just got destroyed, was embarrassing really. And Brazil got a favorable call or else that result could've been different. Pretty good start though to the world cup i say :woot:
     
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  6. The Crow

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    The referees have been a disaster, they've been the "stars" of the WC so far. It's been a fun WC so far, hopefully it'll stay this way. The Germany-Portugal game on Monday should be great.

    BTW, I'll post the partial results of the competition after the first round of matches of the groups stage (Tuesday). ;)
     
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  7. bsktkase

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    Pretty much the flopping is what turns the Referees into stars. That's the one thing i wish they cleaned up but doubt they ever will, they seem pretty set in their rules. Need to start fining them or having them miss some time if the flop is pretty obvious. I'm sure they would stop if there was some penalty against it.

    Looking forward to the Germany-Portugal game as well and of course the Ghana-USA match, just hoping USA puts up a goal :woot:
     
  8. The Crow

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    Portugal was disappointing, although I wasn't really expecting that much from them; Ronaldo is probably the best player in the world right now, but the rest of the team is far from his level. The U.S. won today, I couldn't watch the game, but I think they can beat Portugal and advance to the second round.

    Well, they do punish flopping with a yellow card, but often the referees take the bait. The only solution is to expand instant replays. At least 4 legit goals have been wrongly disallowed for being offside.

    As long as Blatter is the head of FIFA it will never happen, expanding instant replays won't allow them to protect local and "big" teams that usually give them more ratings and money.
     
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  9. bsktkase

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    That game was exciting to watch but also nerve wrecking. After that early USA goal they couldn't hold possession or string passes together at all, looked so bad. 2nd half was alot better but injuries to Altidore and Dempsey got me worried moving forward but we'll see how it plays out against Portugal next game up.

    Yeah i agree, it's just a shame that on the biggest stage some of these games are determined by "acting" more so than on great players making great plays. I'm even ok with replaying flops the day after games and then fine them or suspend them for half, or game, just something to try and clean that up from the game. That's how the NBA does it now, players still flop but now there pointed out and fined and its replayed over and over on espn, sport talk shows, and social media so kinda hurts their image :joyful:

    The Brazil-Mexico game was great to watch, that mexican goalie was a wall, stopping everything that was hit to him, he saved that game and kept it a tie. Lots of action though and was pretty exciting for a 0-0 tie.
     
  10. The Crow

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    I think there's a good chance they beat Portugal. Portugal won't have Pepe, Almeida and Coentrão, not to mention that Cristiano Ronaldo is not 100%. It's gonna be tough to replace Altidore for the U.S., but their defense is strong and I think they game will end in a tie.


    In the top european leagues is more frowned upon, so it happens less often and the little that happens usually involves South American players. Pointing out and ridiculing players is the best solution indeed, nobody wants to be called a cheater, although some take pride in it, like Maradona after the 'hand of God' in the '86 WC.


    Yes, it was a good game. Too bad either Croatia or Mexico won't make it to the next round, both teams have played great.

    So here's the leaderboard of our competition:

    @chrisrambo11 - 40
    @jo2es1 - 36
    @Axxwell - 34
    @kye72 - 30
    @Bud117 - 28

    The race is close; it's still anybody's game. I'll post an update soon.
     
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  11. bsktkase

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    Good luck rest of the way you guys, i'm pretty sure alot got screwed already with Spain :dead:
     
  12. The Crow

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    The World Cup has ended and so now it's time to see the results of our competition. Here's our top 3 (really 4):

    1. @jo2es1 - 76
    2. @chrisrambo11 - 74
    T-3. @Axxwell - 69
    T-3. @Bud117 - 69

    Only jo2es1 guessed correctly the final two teams, but not the score or winning team. Nobody guessed correctly the top scorer or worst team.

    jo2es1 wins 3 months of gold membership. chrisrambo11 gets two months. Axxwell and Bud117 get 1 month each. Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to everyone who participated! ;)
     
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  13. Axxwell

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    Great job with the competition!
    Really fun and exciting, hope to see more of these in types of competitions in the future :)
    and Congrats to the other winners as well
     
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  14. bsktkase

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    Congrats to you and the other winners as well. We plan to have some more competitions down the road so hopefully the next one has twice the signup from members and we keep improving with each one ;)
     

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