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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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Report i_agree_with_nick May 20, 2018 11:19 PM BST
Thanks, Study and also to BF and the anonymous benefactor. (Is it the same person as previously?)
Report STUDYFORM May 20, 2018 11:24 PM BST
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.
Report CLYDEBANK29 May 21, 2018 10:19 AM BST
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
Report Danno May 21, 2018 11:06 AM BST
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.
Report detraveller May 21, 2018 11:07 AM BST
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
Report invicta May 21, 2018 1:31 PM BST
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
Report Mick Sturbs May 21, 2018 4:05 PM BST
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
Report Poppydog. May 21, 2018 4:16 PM BST
Oh, been a while since I've done one of these.
Good to have plenty of time to sort it.

Thank you, Studyform
Report SlippyBlue May 21, 2018 5:01 PM BST
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.
Report Super Hans May 21, 2018 6:44 PM BST
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
Report TheNorfolkMafia May 21, 2018 8:47 PM BST
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!
Report kincsem May 21, 2018 9:59 PM BST
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
Report casemoney May 21, 2018 10:01 PM BST
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 .
Report STATSMAN May 22, 2018 12:21 AM BST
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
Report sizezero May 22, 2018 2:39 AM BST
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
Report pumphol. May 22, 2018 9:06 AM BST
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
Report GRANTCKING May 22, 2018 10:07 PM BST
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
Report Aspro May 23, 2018 11:11 AM BST
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
Report Basil_the_don May 23, 2018 11:54 AM BST
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
Report Emitdeb May 23, 2018 5:06 PM BST
What's a restricted account? and how do you get one?
Report Smar Tarse May 24, 2018 9:11 AM BST
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
Report mikeycoxn1 May 24, 2018 12:16 PM BST
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
Report ooO{Alpha Centauri}Ooo May 24, 2018 3:12 PM BST
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
Report lumponlarge May 24, 2018 7:49 PM BST
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
Report scissors May 24, 2018 8:48 PM BST
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
Report The Dragon May 25, 2018 2:10 PM BST
put mine on the footy forum
Report STUDYFORM May 25, 2018 3:20 PM BST
WD dragon.
Hello to you and to you scissors.
I hope you're both well.
Report scissors May 25, 2018 8:38 PM BST
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
Report wit-ham May 25, 2018 9:33 PM BST
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
Report SPOT THE DOG May 25, 2018 9:50 PM BST
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
Report The Dragon May 26, 2018 8:46 AM BST
hey guys yes all good here thanks seems a long time ago we did that quiz ;happy daysCool
Report pumphol. May 26, 2018 12:56 PM BST
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 !
Report STUDYFORM May 26, 2018 7:17 PM BST
Good. The more the merrier.
Report bobweenit May 27, 2018 10:03 PM BST
how will the wonga be transferred if I win?
Report bobweenit May 27, 2018 10:07 PM BST
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
Report bobweenit May 27, 2018 10:08 PM BST

May 22, 2018 -- 4:07PM, 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

Report bobweenit May 27, 2018 10:19 PM BST
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
Report STUDYFORM May 27, 2018 10:54 PM BST
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.
Report bobweenit May 27, 2018 10:59 PM BST
Wink Ok Study just wondering !
Report Cosmo Kramer May 28, 2018 11:48 AM BST
A. 1-1
B. Poland
C. 5
D. 5
E. QF
F. 3
G. 14
H. 3
I. 12
J. Croatia
K. 14
L. 4
Tiebreaker 164

Thanks Study
Report STUDYFORM May 28, 2018 9:36 PM BST
MY list. Previous experience shows that it's not generally one worth following.

A. 1-1
B. Colombia
C. 4
D. 8
E. Group Stages
F. 5
G. 14
H. 6
I. 5
J. Mexico
K. 18
L. 8
tb 170

GL everybody
Report Callisto-moon May 29, 2018 12:24 PM BST
Great comp cheers!!

a.  0-2
b. Poland
c. 5
d. 6
e. qf
f. 3
g. 14
h. 4
i. 10
j. croatia
k. 12
l. 5

tie break 166

thanks and good luck all.
Report paulypaul May 30, 2018 6:37 PM BST
A - 1-2
B - Poland
C - 4
D - 6
E - 2nd Rd
F - 1
G - 9
H - 5
I - 13
J - Russia
K - 12
L - 6

TB - 152
Report Theotherguy May 30, 2018 7:46 PM BST
A - 1-2
B - Columbia
C - 5
D - 6
E - QF
F - 3
G - 10
H - 3
I - 17
J - Denmark
K - 12
L - 5

TB - 159

Many Thanks
Report Pandoras May 30, 2018 8:39 PM BST
a 1-1
B Colombia
c 5
d 7
e QF
f 3
g 13
h 4
i 15
j Croatia
k 13
l 4

Tiebreak 162

Thanks

Kevin
Report chewy11 May 31, 2018 2:01 PM BST
A 0-0
B Senegal
C 6
D 5
E 4th
F 3
G 11
H 3
I 10
J Denmark
K 19
L 4
Tie Breaker 152

Thanks for organising.
Report nortons May 31, 2018 3:39 PM BST
A....0-2
B....Poland
C....6
D.....5
E.....QF
F.....5
G.....11
H.....5
I.....11
J.....Croatia
K.....14
L....3

Tiebreaker   159

Cheers Study.
Report sparkygayle May 31, 2018 5:11 PM BST
A - Portugal 1 Spain 2
B - Colombia
C - 4
D - 7
E - Quarter Finals
F - 3
G - 18
H - 4
I - 13
J - Croatia
K - 14
L - 6

Tiebreaker - 162.


GL everyone,
Sparky.
Report Hushwing. June 1, 2018 10:52 AM BST
A 1-3
B Colombia
C 3
D 8
E 2nd Round
F 3
G 12
H 2
I 8
J Russia
K 26
L 5
Tiebreaker 167

Many thanks Studyform
Report panglima June 1, 2018 5:48 PM BST
A 0-2
B Colombia
C 5
D 6
E Quarter Final
F 2
G 11
H 2
I 11
J Denmark
K 12
L 4
Tiebreaker 165

Thanks
Report RoyClaytonsTash June 2, 2018 2:48 PM BST
A.0-2
B.Senegal
C.7
D.7
E.2nd round
F.4
G.13
H.7
I.17
J.Mexico
K.16
L.7

TB 189
Report Scoop6 June 4, 2018 2:13 PM BST
A - 1-2
B - Poland
C - 6
D - 6
E - QF
F - 3
G - 11
H - 5
I - 16
J - Croatia
K - 13
L - 4

TB - 163
Report Badsworth June 5, 2018 3:15 PM BST
A 0-0
B Colombia
C 6
D 6
E QF
F 2
G 8
H 2
I 10
J Mexico
K 6
L 3
Tiebreaker 141
Report badjoe June 5, 2018 7:08 PM BST
A. 1-2
B. Poland
C. 5
D. 5
E. QF
F. 6
G. 9
H. 3
I. 13
J. Denmark
K. 16
L. 6

Tiebreaker :  153

Thanks SF and GL all.
Report pumphol. June 6, 2018 12:56 PM BST
A. 0-0
B. Poland
C. 5
D. 6
E. Group Stages
F. 4
G. 9
H. 3
I. 13
J. Russia
K. 12
L. 4

Tiebreaker :  168

Thanks SF
Report BARROWBOY June 6, 2018 1:28 PM BST
A 0-2
B poland
C 4
D 6
E QF
F 2
G 12
H 5
I 11
J croatia
K 16
L 5
tb 157

cheers study good luck all
Report nyroec1 June 8, 2018 6:21 PM BST
A-0-1
B-Senegal
C-6
D-6
E-QF
F-3
G-5
H-3
I-7
J-Croatia
K-26
L-4
148
Report boundaryblue June 9, 2018 7:16 PM BST
A. 1-2
B. Colombia
C. 6
D. 8
E. QF
F. 3
G. 12
H. 3
I. 18
J. Russia
K. 12
L. 5

Tiebreak: 163

Thanks Study - (626jr here)
Report zeusman10 June 10, 2018 2:38 PM BST
A 0-2
B Columbia
C 7
D 8
E QF
F 5
G 14
H 8
I 9
J Croatia
K 22
L 6
Tiebreaker 168
Report zeusman10 June 10, 2018 2:39 PM BST
thanks for running studyform
Report Delightful June 10, 2018 2:46 PM BST
A 1-1
B Poland
C 5
D 6
E QF
F 4
G 13
H 2
I 11
J Croatia
K 14
L 5
Tiebreaker 157

Thanks Study. :)
Report bearcub June 10, 2018 8:22 PM BST
A  0-2
B Poland
C 4
D 6
E QF
F 2
G 5
H 3
I 9
J Croatia
K 14
L 6
TB 169

GL Cool
Report Nirvana June 10, 2018 8:58 PM BST
A. 1-1
B. Senegal
C. 6
D. 6
E. QF
F. 3
G. 10
H. 5
I. 11
J. Croatia
K. 13
L. 5
Tiebreaker - 173

Thanks a lot Study.
Report MC560 dn June 11, 2018 12:12 PM BST
a)    0-2
b)    Senegal
c)    6
d)    7
e)    QF
f)    3
g)    11
h)    4
i)    14
j)    Croatia
k)    13
l)    5
Tiebreaker    157
Report pixie June 11, 2018 12:31 PM BST
A) 0-0
B) Poland
C) 5
D) 6
E) QF
F) 3
G) 10
H) 4
I) 15
J) Croatia
K) 11
L) 179

Cheers, SF
Report pixie June 11, 2018 12:33 PM BST
A) 0-0
B) Poland
C) 5
D) 6
E) QF
F) 3
G) 10
H) 4
I) 15
J) Croatia
K) 11
L) 5

Tiebreak 179.

Spoiled paper the previous one! Not quite sure what happened there!

Cheers, SF
Report TEN2FOLLOWER June 11, 2018 3:20 PM BST
a) 0-1
b) Senegal
c) 4
d) 7
e) QF
f) 4
g) 17
h) 3
i) 17
j) Croatia
k) 11
l) 5
Tiebreaker 169

Good luck all. CoolCool
Report tictacman1 June 11, 2018 7:24 PM BST
a) 0-1
b) Colombia
c) 4
d) 6
e) QF
f) 3
g) 15
h) 3
i) 14
j) Denmark
k) 9
l) 6
Tiebreaker 168



Many Thanks SF

Good luck all.
Report Perseus June 11, 2018 8:17 PM BST
A 0-0
B Colombia
C 6
D 5
E 2nd round
F 4
G 14
H 4
I 15
J Croatia
K 18
L 5
Tiebreaker 172


GL all and thanks for organising.
Report mad mad moon June 11, 2018 10:21 PM BST
A. 1-1
B. Poland
C. 6
D. 6
E. QF
F. 3
G. 10
H. 3
I. 12
J. Croatia
K. 13
L. 6
TB 158
Report FatherMaguire June 11, 2018 11:10 PM BST
A 0-0
B Poland
C 6
D 6
E QF
F 3
G 9
H 5
I 11
J Mexico
K 17
L 4
Tiebreaker 149

Great comp, cheers Studyform, and good luck!
Report nellie1970 June 12, 2018 11:19 AM BST
a 0-2
b poland
c 4
d 6
e qf
f 2
g 9
h 3
i 18
j russia
k 13
l 4
tb 161

good luck all
Report dukeofpuke June 12, 2018 2:45 PM BST
A)0-1
B)Poland
C)5
D)6
E)2nd Rd
F)2
G)10
H)2
I)12
J)Croatia
K)12
L)5
TB)155
Report i_agree_with_nick June 12, 2018 5:29 PM BST
A 0-0
B Poland
C 5
D 6
E 2nd Rd
F 4
G 8
H 3
I 14
J Mexico
K 12
L 5
Tiebreaker 159

Thanks SF
Report guernseyw June 12, 2018 6:47 PM BST
A,, 0-0
B,, POLAND
C,, 4
D,, 7
E,, QF
F,, 0
G,, 14
H,, 2
I,, 18
J,, CROATIA
K,, 16
L,, 5

Tie Breaker 183

Ty SF
Report The Leopard June 12, 2018 11:53 PM BST
A.  2-0
B.  Poland
C.  5
D.  7
E.  3rd
F.  4
G. 12
H. 1
I.  16
J.  Croatia
K.  15
L.  6

TIEBREAK - 168
Report anfeild June 13, 2018 1:35 AM BST
A. The correct score of the Match between Portugal and Spain (Please put PORTUGAL’S score 1st)
1-2

B. Who will finish 2nd in Group H
Poland

C. 4

D. 6

E. 2nd rd

F. 5

G. 11

H. 1

I. 7

J. Denmark

K. 11

L. 5

Tiebreaker
151
Report Emitdeb June 13, 2018 6:42 AM BST
a. 0-1
b. Columbia
c. 6
d. 6
e. 3rd
f. 3
g. 6
h. 6
i. 6
j. Croatia
k. 6
l. 6

tiebreaker. 166

thanks. Happy
Report lfc1971 June 13, 2018 8:35 AM BST
A 1-2
B Japan
C 4
D 5
E 3rd
F 3
G 7
H 2
I 7
J Russia
K 10
L 3
TB 144

Thanks Study
Report Fenway June 13, 2018 6:23 PM BST
A  1-1
B  Poland
C  5
D  6
E  QF
F  3
G  9
H  3
I  10
J  Croatia
K  12
L  3

Tiebreaker  165

Thanks Study :)
Report Desmond Orchard June 14, 2018 12:32 PM BST
A 0-1
B Japan
C 7
D 5
E QF
F 5
G 11
H 2
I 13
J Russia
K 14
L 4
TB 151

Thanks SF, sterling work.
Report STUDYFORM June 14, 2018 3:57 PM BST
Thanks for the thanks everyone.
When I get home from work, I'll start the new thread with all the statistics, entries and updates and so on.
Report bodil June 14, 2018 11:30 PM BST
Am I too late?
Report bodil June 14, 2018 11:59 PM BST
Am I Am I too late?
Report STUDYFORM June 15, 2018 12:08 AM BST
Sorry bodil,
Just a bit....

The world cup started earlier today
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