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STUDYFORM
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Welcome to the Forum WORLD CUP competition, with prizes for the top 3 places, courtesy of Betfair.
(£50, £30, and £20 in sportsbook bets, for the top 3 places).
Not that it’s just about the prizes, there’s also the kudos attached to beating all those other know-alls on the forum!

This is my first go at a football event, having done them in the past for Golf, Snooker, Darts and Tennis and I’m expecting loads of entries for this, hence the amount of time you have to enter.
I hope you enjoy it and it might add a little something 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 - £50, 2nd - £30, 3rd - £20. 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

A. The correct score of the Match between Chile and Australia (Please put Chile’s score 1st)
3 points if spot on, 1 point for merely getting the result (Chile win, draw or Aus win) right.

B. Who will finish 2nd in Group A?
(Choose from Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon)
2 points if correct.

C. How many of the 48 Group stage matches will finish 0-0? (in 2006 there were 5, 2010 there were 6)
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 2010 it was 7 (Portugal beat Sth 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, Winners).
2 points for a correct prediction

F. How many of the 16 knockout games will go to Penalty shoot-outs?  (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, Messi and Suarez 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).
Mexico, Cameroon, Chile, Australia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Ecuador, Honduras, Iran, Bos & Herz, Ghana, USA, Algeria, Sth Korea.
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 Belgium? (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?: Colombia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Portugal
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 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 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 2014 World Cup?
In 2010 there were 145, in 2006 - 147, 2002 - 161.


[b]OTHER STUFF

E&OE - Any ties in any sections, points shared; (eg, if the score is 2 points for 3rd, 1 point for 4th, and there's a tie for 3rd, both will score 1.5) – This only applies to one section.
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 6.00pm Thursday 12th June. LATE ENTRIES CANNOT BE ACCEPTED. The thread will be closed after this time
Only ONE entry per person. Please post your entry on this thread.
Remember you MUST have an active, funded, Betfair account in order to win a prize.
Good Luck everybody and enjoy the Football.

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By:
marychain1
When: 20 May 14 11:34
A. 2-0

B. Cameroon

C. 8

D. 7

E. 2nd Round

F. 3

G. 12

H. 8

I. 10

J. Portugal

K. 14

L. 6

Tiebreaker
145
By:
mugptr
When: 20 May 14 12:48
A 2-0

B Mexico

C 8

D 6

E Qf

F 5

G 8

H 5

I 8

J Colombia

K 20

L 5

Tiebreaker. 154

Cheers
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 20 May 14 14:41
My own attempt - given that I've never been in the top 10 in one of these, it's probably worth opposing.

A. 3-1
B. Mexico
C. 5
D. 8
E. Group Stages
F. 9
H. 5
I. 12
J. Colombia
K. 29
L. 9
T/B. 172
By:
iprefertolay
When: 20 May 14 20:31
a 2.0
b cameroon
c 6
d 6
e group stage
f 3
g 11
h 6
i 8
j portugal
k 18
l 6
tie breaker 145
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 20 May 14 21:58
My own attempt (New and with added G) - given that I've never been in the top 10 in one of these, it's probably worth opposing.

A. 3-1
B. Mexico
C. 5
D. 8
E. Group Stages
F. 5
G. 9
H. 5
I. 12
J. Colombia
K. 29
L. 9
T/B. 172
By:
nomiskroy
When: 21 May 14 03:52
A. 1-1
B. Mexico
C. 7
D. 6
E. Group Stages
F. 4
G. 11
H. 4
I. 7
J. Portugal
K. 15
L. 5

T/B. 158


Good idea & good luck all.
By:
no chances taken
When: 21 May 14 09:36
a, 3-0 Chile

b,   Brazil

c,  4

d,   7

e, last 16

f, 4

g,  5

h, 4

i, 13

j Switzerland

k, 23

l,4

tiebreak, 169
By:
metaphor
When: 21 May 14 12:48
A.2-0

B.Mexico

C.5

D.6

E.Group Stages

F.4

G.12

H.5

I.4

J.Netherlands

K.12

L.4

Tiebreaker.156
By:
mateofamate
When: 21 May 14 13:32
A. 3-1
B. Brazil
C. 10
D. 9
E. 4TH
F. NONE
G. 18
H. 5
I. 20
J. HOLLAND
K. 7
L. 6
TB. 140
By:
the cunning man
When: 21 May 14 16:30
A Chile 3-0
B Mexico
C 4
D 8
E QF
F 3
G 7
H 6
I 6
J Colombia
K 13
L 6
Tiebreaker 159 goals
Nice one STUDYFORM
By:
Clarky9
When: 22 May 14 08:41
A. 3-0

B. Croatia

C. 5

D. 6

E. Group Stages

F. 3

G. 8

H. 4

I. 10

J. Colombia

K. 25

L. 4

Tiebreaker
141
By:
Hurricane
When: 22 May 14 11:11
A. 3-1

B. Mexico

C. 4

D. 7

E. Group Stages

F. 4

G. 4

H. 4

I. 4

J. Portugal

K. 22

L. 4

Tiebreaker  162
By:
aaj8714
When: 22 May 14 17:58
A. 3-0

B. Mexico

C. 7

D. 6

E. Group Stages

F. 3

G. 10

H. 6

I. 9

J. Netherlands

K. 12

L. 3

Tiebreaker
146
By:
bigmart
When: 22 May 14 18:51
A. 2-1
B. Mexico
C. 7
D. 6
E. Group Stages
F. 3
G. 11
H. 4
I. 7
J. Portugal
K. 151
L. 5

T/B. 158
By:
Bilto
When: 23 May 14 14:54
A 2-0
B mexico
C 2
D 5
E QF
F 3
G 11
H 3
I 6
J columbia
K 17
L 5
156
By:
high_lander
When: 24 May 14 15:54
A 2-1
B MEXICO
C 7
D 8
E GROUP STAGES
F 2
G 12
H 5
I 3
J PORTUGAL
K 10
L 5

TIEBREAKER 159
By:
Si-K
When: 25 May 14 18:30
A. 2-0
B. Croatia
C. 7
D. 5
E. Group Stages
F. 3
G. 11
H. 4
I. 7
J. Columbia
K. 19
L. 4

Tiebreaker: 139
By:
tomdeane
When: 26 May 14 11:15
A: 2-0
B: Croatia
C: 4
D: 5
E: QF
F: 4
G: 5
H: 5
I: 7
J: Portugal
K: 12
L: 4
Tiebreaker:150
By:
Philosophus
When: 26 May 14 15:48
Hi Studyform, thanks for doing this, not done one of your competitions for quite a few years! Enjoy the world cup! Cool

A 2-0
B Mexico
C 7
D 7
E 3rd
F 2
G 14
H 4
I 6
J Portugal
K 19
L 7
Tiebreaker 139
By:
This time next year ...
When: 26 May 14 19:01
A. 3-0 CHILE

B. MEXICO

C. 7

D. 7

E. QUARTER FINAL

F. 3

G. 9

H. 5

I. 8

J. NETHERLANDS

K. 8

L. 6

TIEBREAKER. 138
By:
hynesy1
When: 26 May 14 21:34
A, 3-0
B Croatia
C 4
D 7
E QF
F 3
G 11
H 6
I 8
J Netherlands
K 16
L 5
TB 151
By:
VillaBoy
When: 28 May 14 11:34
A 2-0
B Mexico
C 4
D 7
E QF
F 3
G 7
H 6
I 8
J Portugal
K 17
L 4
TB 153
By:
ROBBO ROBBO
When: 28 May 14 21:43
A = 3-0
B = CAMEROON
C = 6
D = 6
E = QF
F = 2
G = 11
H = 6
I = 8
J = PORTUGAL
K = 12
L = 5
TB = 138
By:
Panther65
When: 29 May 14 15:30
A..4-0
B..CAMEROON
C..6
D..8
E..QUARTER FINALS
F..3
G..10
H..6
I..10
J..PORTUGAL
K..21
L..5
TIE..155
By:
Mooono
When: 29 May 14 22:48
A. 2-0
b. Mexico
c. 7
d. 7
e. QF
f. 1
g. 8
h. 6
i. 14
j. Portugal
k. 7
l. 3

t/b 152
By:
sofiakenny
When: 31 May 14 00:39
a
b
a 3-0
b mexico
c 7
d 10
e group stage
f 2
g 7
h 4
i 3
j colombia
k 22
l 2

t/b 129



k
l
t/b
By:
AFTERTHOUGHT
When: 31 May 14 08:52
A. 1-0
b. Cameroon
c. 6
d. 8
e. QF
f. 2
g. 8
h. 3
i. 9
j. Netherlands
k. 15
l. 4

t/b 149
By:
rhinestone
When: 31 May 14 12:19
A: 3-1
B: Mexico
C: 7
D: 6
E: 2nd Rd
F: 3
G: 8
H: 5
I: 7
J: Colombia
K: 22
L: 5
Tiebreaker:155
By:
Why so serious?
When: 01 Jun 14 09:54
A:2-0
B:Cameroon
C:7
D:6
E:QF
F:4
G:13
H:6
I:8
J:Colombia
K:19
L:4

TieBreaker:139
By:
therhino
When: 01 Jun 14 10:08
A.3-0
B. Croatia
C. 5
D. 7
E. Group stages
F. 3
G. 8
H. 3
I. 7
J. Portugal
K. 7
L. 4

Tie breaker: 168
By:
mumpin
When: 01 Jun 14 19:41
A 0-0
B Mexico
C 9
D 5
E Quarter Finals
F 3
G 6 
H 5
I 11
J Netherlands
K 22
L 3
Tie Breaker 139
By:
d crtitic
When: 03 Jun 14 06:49
A 3-0
B CROATIA
C 3
D 5
E QF
F 0
G 13
H 2
I 8
J COLOMBIA
K 5
L 3
Tie breaker 153
By:
aloisi
When: 03 Jun 14 10:29
A 1-0
B mexico
c 4
d 6
e qf
f 4
g 11
h 5
i 7
j netherland
k 9
l 4
tie breaker 152
By:
ASJ
When: 03 Jun 14 21:53
A 2-0
B Mexico
C 5
D 6
E Group Stages
F 2
G 9
H 2
I 5
J Netherlands
K 14
L 6
M 170
By:
supafletch1964
When: 04 Jun 14 14:47
A: 2-1
B: Mexico
C: 3
D: 6
E: QF
F: 5
G: 6
H: 1
I: 5
J: Portugal
K: 30
L: 3

Tiebreak 175 Goals
By:
conostar
When: 05 Jun 14 21:54
A. 2-0
B. Croatia
C. 4
D. 7
E. Quarter Finals
F. 1
G. 12
H. 3
I. 9
J. Portugal
K. 18
L. 5
Tiebreaker.
By:
onthebeach
When: 06 Jun 14 00:23
A) 3 - 1
B) Mexico
C) 8
D) 6
E) Group Stages
F) 4
G) 15
H) 4
I) 8
J) Portugal
K) 23
L) 8

Tiebreaker ) 150
By:
Asparagus Man
When: 06 Jun 14 11:48
A: 3-0
B: Croatia
C. 6
D. 7
E. 2nd round
F. 4
G. 9
H. 6
I. 6
J. Portugal
K, 22
L. 5

Tie break: 170
By:
junglemonkey
When: 06 Jun 14 17:24
3--1
Croatia
7
8
QF
4
9
4
8
Portugal
25
5
Tiebreaker 178
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