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STUDYFORM
20 May 18 22:18
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Welcome to the Forum WORLD CUP competition, with prizes for the top 5 places, courtesy of an anonymous benefactor and Betfair.
(£90 in money for the winner, £60 in money  for 2nd, £50, £30, and £20 in Sportsbook bets, for the next 3 places). (I’m told that Sportsbook prizes won’t be usable if you have restricted accounts).
Not that it’s just about the prizes, there’s also the kudos from  beating all those other know-alls on the forum.

The questions are very similar in content to the last world cup and I’m expecting loads of entries for this, hence the amount of time you have to enter.  In view of this, please read the whole thing carefully, including the rules/regs at the bottom.
You can study the whole thing and look at potential outcomes and squads, etc. Or you can just guess! Either is OK.
I hope you all enjoy it and that this competition will add a little something extra to the tournament for you.

This is how it works:

There are 12 sections.
You have to pick 1 name or number (depending on which section) for each one.
Just put the letters A to L with your choice for each – preferably going downwards, followed by a tie-break answer.
The people with the highest scores at the end of the tournament will win as follows: 1st - £90 cash, 2nd - £60 cash, 3rd - £50,  4th - £30 , 5th £20 – These to be given as BF Sportsbook bets.
In the event of ties, the tiebreak will be operated, if there's still a tie, the prizes will be added and divided equally among those involved in the tie.

THE SECTIONS: and some details/clues/history 

A. The correct score of the Match between Portugal and Spain (Please put PORTUGAL’S score 1st)
Recent big matches between the 2 have finished  1-0, 0-1 and 0-0. Overall Spain lead the head to head count 16-6 with 13 draws.
3 points if spot on, 1 point for merely getting the result (Portugal win, draw or Spain win) right.

B. Who will finish 2nd in Group H
(Choose from Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan)
2 points if correct.

C. How many of the 48 Group stage matches will finish 0-0? (in 2006 there were 5, in 2010  there were 6, in 2014 there were 5).
3 points if correct, 1 point if wrong by 1

D. What will be the total number of goals scored in the highest scoring GROUP STAGES match
in 2014 it was6 (Spain 1 Netherlands 5 –The 7-1 Germany/Brazil was a semi final and not a group game). In 2010 it was 7 (Portugal beat N Korea 7-0) and in 2006 it was 6 (Germany beat Costa Rica 4-2 and Arg beat Serb&Mont 6-0)
2 points if spot on.

E. How far will England go in the tournament (choose from: Group Stages, 2nd Rd, QF, 4th, 3rd, Runners Up or Winners – please do not put semi-final).
2 points for a correct prediction

F. How many of the 16 knockout games will go to Penalty shoot-outs? (In 2014 there were 4. In 2010 there were 2, in 2006 - 4)
3 points if right, 1 point if out by one

G. What will be the total number of goals scored in the tournament by Ronaldo (Portugal), Messi (Argentina), Luis Suarez (Uruguay) and Greizmann (France)  combined? (Excluding penalty shoot-outs)
4 points if exact, 2 points if 1 away, 1 point if 2 away

H. How many of these teams will progress past the group stages? – (There are 2 from each group).
Australia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Iceland, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Senegal,Serbia, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia.
Choose from any number between 0 (vaguely possible) and 16 (if you’re mad).
3 points for being correct, 1 point if out by 1

I. How many goals will be scored in total by GERMANY? (doesn’t include penalty shoot-outs)
4 points if right, 2 points if wrong by 1, 1 point if wrong by 2

J. Which of these teams will progress furthest in the tournament?:
Russia, Denmark, Croatia, Mexico
3 points for correct (points split in the event of a tie)

K. How many red cards will be shown to players (ie, how many sendings-off) during the tournament?
(In 2014 there were10, in 2010 there were 15, in 2006 there were 28)
5 points if correct, 3 points if out by 1, 2 points if out by 2,1 point if out by 3.

L. How many players will score 4 or more goals in the tournament?
In 2014 - 5 players managed it, in 2010 there were 7, in 2006 there was 1
3 points for correct, 1 point if wrong by 1

Tiebreaker
How many goals will be scored in total in the 2018 World Cup?
In 2014 there were 171, in 2010 - 145, in 2006 - 147, 2002 - 161.


OTHER STUFF
E&OE -
The organiser's (that's me) decision is final. I'll try to update scores and standings at the end of each section’s completion, or whenever there is updating to do.
If I’ve made any mistakes or got something wrong (always slightly possible), please tell me and I’ll try to rectify them.
Entries accepted until 3.00pm Thursday 14th June. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The thread will be closed after this time. It will be replaced with a scores/updates/in-running thread which will begin with a complete alphabetical list of all entrants.
Only ONE entry per person. Please post your entry on this thread.

Good Luck everybody and enjoy the Football

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By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 20 May 18 23:19
Thanks, Study and also to BF and the anonymous benefactor. (Is it the same person as previously?)
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 20 May 18 23:24
There is a prize donor forumite who likes to support the community and the competitive nature of these events.
That's all I can tell you.
This person doesn't wish to make any identity public.
So I have to respect such wishes.
By:
CLYDEBANK29
When: 21 May 18 10:19
Let's get the party started

A 0-1
B Colombia
C 4
D 7
E QF
F 3
G 10
H 4
I 8
J Denmark
K 10
L 6
Tiebreaker 167

Many thanks Studyform
By:
Danno
When: 21 May 18 11:06
A - 1-3
B - Japan
C - 8
D - 7
E - 2nd Rd
F - 2
G - 8
H - 7
I - 13
J - Croatia
K - 12
L - 5

TB - 158

Great effort SF.  Much appreciated.
By:
detraveller
When: 21 May 18 11:07
A 2-2
B Senegal
C 0
D 8
E 3rd
F 4
G 18
H 3
I 13
J Mexico
K 12
L 9
Tiebreaker 183
By:
invicta
When: 21 May 18 13:31
A 1-2
B Poland
C 7
D 5
E 2nd Round
F 3
G 7
H 2
I 10
J Croatia
K 11
L 6
Tiebreaker 165

Thanks SF
By:
Mick Sturbs
When: 21 May 18 16:05
A  2-0
B. Columbia
C. 7
D.7
E 3rd
F. 3
G.11
H 8
I 7
J Croatia
K 28
L.6
tiebreak  159
By:
Poppydog.
When: 21 May 18 16:16
Oh, been a while since I've done one of these.
Good to have plenty of time to sort it.

Thank you, Studyform
By:
SlippyBlue
When: 21 May 18 17:01
A) 0-1
B) Poland
C) 4
D) 6
E) Q.F.
F) 3
G) 10
H) 3
I) 12
J) Croatia
K) 11
L) 5
Tiebreaker 161

Thanks SF.
By:
Super Hans
When: 21 May 18 18:44
A 0-0
B Colombia
C 5
D 6
E QF
F 3
G 10
H 4
I 8
J Croatia
K 10
L 4
Tiebreaker 165

Thanks SF
By:
TheNorfolkMafia
When: 21 May 18 20:47
A) 0-1
B) Colombia
C) 7
D) 7
E) 3rd
F) 3
G) 6
H) 3
I) 20
J) Mexico
K) 15
L) 3
Tiebreaker 150

Good Luck, all!
By:
kincsem
When: 21 May 18 21:59
A) 1-3
B) Poland
C) 6
D) 5
E) Group Stages
F) 3
G) 5
H) 3
I) 10
J) Mexico
K) 9
L) 3
Tiebreaker: 168

Thanks Studyform
By:
casemoney
When: 21 May 18 22:01
A. 1-2

B. Colombia.

C. 3

D. 6.

E. QF'

F. 3

G. 19

H. 4

I. 10

J.  croatia

K. 14

L. 6

Tiebreaker

163


Thanks Study GL everyone .
By:
STATSMAN
When: 22 May 18 00:21
A 0-2
B Colombia
C 4
D 5
E QF
F 2
G 9
H 3
I 12
J Croatia
K 13
L 6
Tiebreaker 163

Thank you
By:
sizezero
When: 22 May 18 02:39
A- 1-2
B- poland
C- 4
D- 6
E- 2nd
F- 5
G- 13
H- 5
I- 14
J- mexico
K- 7
L- 6
Tie 163

Cheers study
By:
pumphol.
When: 22 May 18 09:06
Looks good, cheers SF, the SB prizes make me laugh, there must be 90% retricted accounts so wont be giving much away there then Crazy
By:
GRANTCKING
When: 22 May 18 22:07
A. 0-1
B. Poland
C. 4
D. 5
E. QF
F. 3
G. 9
H. 4
I. 12
J. croatia
K. 14
L. 4

TIEBREAK - 159
By:
Aspro
When: 23 May 18 11:11
There can be only one...

A. 1-2
B. Poland
C. 4
D. 6
E. QF
F. 4
G. 9
H. 3
I. 14
J. Mexico
K. 12
L. 4
Tiebreak - 152

Thanks for this Study and good luck to all
By:
Basil_the_don
When: 23 May 18 11:54
A. 1-2
B. Poland
C. 5
D. 6
E. QF
F. 3
G. 12
H. 2
I. 11
J. Russia
K. 12
L. 5

Tiebreaker  159

Thanks Studyform, gl all
By:
Emitdeb
When: 23 May 18 17:06
What's a restricted account? and how do you get one?
By:
Smar Tarse
When: 24 May 18 09:11
A. = 0-1
B. = Poland
C. = 3
D. = 6
E. = Winners
F.  = 6
G. = 7
H. = 5
I. = 8
J. = Croatia
K. = 9
L. = 3
Tiebreaker. = 129
By:
mikeycoxn1
When: 24 May 18 12:16
A. 0-2
B. Columbia
C. 5
D. 7
E. 2nd Round
F. 3
G. 10
H. 5
I. 12
J. Croatia
K. 11
L. 4

TIEBREAK - 155

Thanks Study
By:
ooO{Alpha Centauri}Ooo
When: 24 May 18 15:12
A. 0 - 2
B. Poland
C. 5
D. 6
E. 2nd Rd
F. 3
G. 10
H. 6
I. 8
J. Russia
K. 20
L. 3
TB. 168
By:
lumponlarge
When: 24 May 18 19:49
a.0-1
b.Japan
c.4
d.6
e.QF
f.3
g.15
h.4
i.12
j.Russia
k.11
l.2
tiebreaker. 180
By:
scissors
When: 24 May 18 20:48
A 0-0
B Colombia
C 4
D 8
E QF
F 4
G 9
H 3
I 9
J Russia
K 10
L 3
Tiebreaker 170

Many thanks Study
(from the man in orange) GrinDevil
By:
The Dragon
When: 25 May 18 14:10
put mine on the footy forum
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 25 May 18 15:20
WD dragon.
Hello to you and to you scissors.
I hope you're both well.
By:
scissors
When: 25 May 18 20:38
Amazing .. The Dragon posts up next !! Great coincidence ..
Things are good thanks Study ..
I trust they are well with yourself , and your good ( Aigburth) lady friend ..
Ive not been in “our” Lads shop for a good few years now ..

Thanks for running this comp ..
last time we joined together in one was prob the Grand National Grin
I still remember your hard luck  there Laugh Laugh
By:
wit-ham
When: 25 May 18 21:33
A 1-1
B Senegal
C 6
D 6
E QF
F 3
G 11
H 6
I 12
J Croatia
K 14
L 5
TB 163

Cheers the management
By:
SPOT THE DOG
When: 25 May 18 21:50
A  O-1
B  Japan
C  7
D  6
E  QF
F  2
G  8
H  2
I  16
J  Russia
K  14
L  6

TB  155
By:
The Dragon
When: 26 May 18 08:46
hey guys yes all good here thanks seems a long time ago we did that quiz ;happy daysCool
By:
pumphol.
When: 26 May 18 12:56
Hi SF, my son's seen this & wants a go so he  will post on wife's account, don't want you to think I'm having two attempts !
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 26 May 18 19:17
Good. The more the merrier.
By:
bobweenit
When: 27 May 18 22:03
how will the wonga be transferred if I win?
By:
bobweenit
When: 27 May 18 22:07
top pro will need 1st or second after the they limited me. very generous of them 80 quid in free bets on there mug book Laugh The benefactor putting up more than a multi million pound company! shame on you bfair
By:
bobweenit
When: 27 May 18 22:08

May 22, 2018 -- 10:07PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


A. 0-1B. PolandC. 4D. 5E. QFF. 3G. 9H. 4I. 12J. croatiaK. 14L. 4TIEBREAK - 159


this boy will enter everything that is free! not  sure how he collects his winnings tho with his forum only accountLaugh

By:
bobweenit
When: 27 May 18 22:19
A 0-2   B Poland   C 5    D 7   E 2nd rd    F 1    G 1   H 1    I  8    j  Russia   K   9   L   4      134      Thanks Study nice work
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 27 May 18 22:54
If it's cash - into your bank, if you want!
But the competition isn't about a big win. That's just a bonus for anyone who does well.
By:
bobweenit
When: 27 May 18 22:59
Wink Ok Study just wondering !
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