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    The 2018 FIFA World Cup Prediction Contest


    Hi guys,

    Hope you're all settling into new, but familiar surroundings! As most of you know, every year Prime Time dedicates a lot of his time organising the season long Premier League prediction contest, and for as long as I can remember, there as been a contest for the Euros and World Cup tournaments also. I organised the last Euros contest and was a blast to do. So in the interest of prolonging this tradition, and to give Prime a well deserved break, I shall be opening the contest to all comers that wish to participate.

    Details of the contest shall be forthcoming, however, in the meantime I invite people to show their interest in this thread so I can get an idea of numbers and how to organise it. So, show of hands please!
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    Yessir

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    I'm in!

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    I am in.

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    I'm probably not watching the tournament but fuck it, I'll play.

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    Happy to win this

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    Awesome, some initial interest. Hopefully we'll breach 10 soon and maybe reach 20. Details for the tournament shall be going up later this week.

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    OK here are the rules for the prediction contest. Shout out to Prime for digging up the old rules which form the basis of this.


    The 2018 FIFA World Cup Prediction Contest Rules.

    1)
    There are three ways to score:
    - A correct result (1pt)
    - A correct scoreline (3pts)
    - Bonus questions (5pts)

    The winner is the person with the most points at the end of the tournament. In the event of a tie, then bonus points do not count and the winner is the player with the highest number of points from match predictions alone. This score is indicated in the 'w/o' column of the table. If players still cannot be split, then the person with the highest score for that week comes first.
    If after all of this, there is still a tie (god forbid if this happens), the person with the closest answer to Bonus question 10 will win. Hopefully though, it will not get this far.

    2)
    All match times listed here will be in UK local time, which currently is British Summer Time. Key abbreviations are BST = British Summer Time, then GMT = Greenwich Mean Time. BST is one hour ahead of GMT. For guidance, the time in the US ranges between four (Eastern Daylight Time) and ten (Hawaiian) hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. The time in Australia ranges between eight (Western Australia) and eleven (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. You can find more accurate information based on your exact location easily on the net.

    3)
    If an edit stamp suggests a post has been changed after one of the matches has kicked-off, then the whole post - even matches you haven't changed - will be ruled out. You can change your predictions up until two minutes prior to kick-off. If you want to change predictions for later matches in the weekend, do it in a new post.

    4)
    Any bonus questions that ask for a player or team must be answered with specifically - 'no one' or ‘none’ is not a valid answer. However, for number questions, you can answer '0'. Also, there may be occasions where a player’s surname is not enough (e.g. ‘Dos Santos’ would not be valid answer as I would not know whether that is for Giovanni Dos Santos or his brother Jonathan Dos Santos for the Mexican team).

    5)
    Any ambiguous answers are automatically thrown out.

    6)
    All predictions, even in the knock-out rounds in the cup, are for the end of regular time. You get nothing for the score at the end of 120 minutes, or predicting who'll win a shootout. However, this is the sort of thing that might comprise a bonus question.

    7)
    It is your duty to ensure you post in a valid fashion. If it is noted that you’ve posted and these are lost through some fault of the organiser, then, at their discretion, you can be compensated by an average score of all other players. However, this only applies to mistakes on our behalf and will not be used for ANY problems caused either by the player, or by technology.

    8)
    For the ease of organisers, each round must be played by the deadline. The rounds are as follows:
    First Group Game
    Second Group Game
    Third Group Game
    Last 16
    Quarter Finals
    Semi Finals
    Third Place and Final.

    ‘Staggering’ predictions, as has been seen in the past, is no longer allowed. Latecomers, however, will still be allowed to play in the usual way and with the usual penalties.

    9)
    If you miss a deadline, you can still play any fixtures in the round that are yet to kick-off. However, you obviously can’t play any matches that are in progress, and you can’t play bonus rounds – even if they apply to matches later in the weekend.


    BONUS QUESTIONS:

    1) Who will win the World Cup?
    2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)?
    3) Who will win Golden Ball (Best Player)?
    4) Who will win the Best Young Player award?
    5) How far will England get in the tournament?
    6) Who will finish top of Group B (Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran)?
    7) Name the player that will score Brazil’s first goal?
    8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage?
    9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16?
    10) How many goals in total will be scored at the World Cup? Penalty shootouts will not count, but goals in extra time will count.


    DEADLINE:
    Thursday 14th June 2018 – 4pm (BST Time)


    Bonus questions shall be awarded based on statistics on FIFA’s official website.
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    1) Who will win the World Cup? Germany
    2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? Neymar
    3) Who will win Golden Ball (Best Player)? Neymar
    4) Who will win the Best Young Player award? Mbappe
    5) How far will England get in the tournament? Group stages
    6) Who will finish top of Group B (Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran)? Spain
    7) Name the player that will score Brazilís first goal? Neymar
    8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? Panama
    9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? Portugal
    10) How many goals in total will be scored at the World Cup? Penalty shootouts will not count, but goals in extra time will count. 174

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    1) Who will win the World Cup? Brazil
    2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? Neymar
    3) Who will win Golden Ball (Best Player)? Neymar
    4) Who will win the Best Young Player award? Gabriel Jesus
    5) How far will England get in the tournament? Final 16
    6) Who will finish top of Group B (Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran)? Portugal
    7) Name the player that will score Brazil’s first goal? Gabriel Jesus
    8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? Panama
    9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? Australia
    10) How many goals in total will be scored at the World Cup? Penalty shootouts will not count, but goals in extra time will count. 159

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    1) Who will win the World Cup? Brazil
    2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? Neymar
    3) Who will win Golden Ball (Best Player)? Messi (FIFA has a stiff hard on for Messi)
    4) Who will win the Best Young Player award? Kylian Mbappe
    5) How far will England get in the tournament? Final 16
    6) Who will finish top of Group B (Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran)? Spain
    7) Name the player that will score Brazil’s first goal? Coutinho
    8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? Saudi Arabia
    9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? Egypt
    10) How many goals in total will be scored at the World Cup? Penalty shootouts will not count, but goals in extra time will count. 180

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    1) Who will win the World Cup? Argentina
    2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? Griezmann
    3) Who will win Golden Ball (Best Player)? Salah
    4) Who will win the Best Young Player award? Leroy Sane
    5) How far will England get in the tournament? Quarter Final
    6) Who will finish top of Group B (Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran)? Spain
    7) Name the player that will score Brazil’s first goal? Gabriel Jesus
    8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? Iran
    9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? Mexico
    10) How many goals in total will be scored at the World Cup? Penalty shootouts will not count, but goals in extra time will count. 158

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    1) Who will win the World Cup? France
    2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? Griezman
    3) Who will win Golden Ball (Best Player)? Pogba
    4) Who will win the Best Young Player award? MBappe
    5) How far will England get in the tournament? Last 16
    6) Who will finish top of Group B (Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran)? Spain
    7) Name the player that will score Brazil’s first goal? Jesus
    8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? Panama
    9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? England
    10) How many goals in total will be scored at the World Cup? Penalty shootouts will not count, but goals in extra time will count. 160

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    1) Who will win the World Cup? Brazil
    2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? Cristiano Ronaldo
    3) Who will win Golden Ball (Best Player)? Neymar
    4) Who will win the Best Young Player award? Mbappe
    5) How far will England get in the tournament? Last 16
    6) Who will finish top of Group B (Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran)? Spain
    7) Name the player that will score Brazilís first goal? Coutinho
    8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? Panama
    9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? Russia
    10) How many goals in total will be scored at the World Cup? 149

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    1) Who will win the World Cup? Germany
    2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? Timo Werner
    3) Who will win Golden Ball (Best Player)? Neymar
    4) Who will win the Best Young Player award? Leeroy Sane
    5) How far will England get in the tournament? Quarter Finals
    6) Who will finish top of Group B (Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran)? Spain
    7) Name the player that will score Brazil’s first goal? Neymar
    8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? South Korea
    9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? Egypt
    10) How many goals in total will be scored at the World Cup? Penalty shootouts will not count, but goals in extra time will count. 157

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    1) Who will win the World Cup? Argentina
    2) Who will win the Golden Boot (Top Scorer)? Lionel Messi
    3) Who will win Golden Ball (Best Player)? Lionel Messi
    4) Who will win the Best Young Player award? Mbappe
    5) How far will England get in the tournament? Last 16
    6) Who will finish top of Group B (Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran)? Spain
    7) Name the player that will score Brazilís first goal? Neymar
    8) Name a team that will finish on 0 points in the group stage? Nigeria
    9) Name a team that will be eliminated in the last 16? Egypt
    10) How many goals in total will be scored at the World Cup? Penalty shootouts will not count, but goals in extra time will count. 165

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