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    2018 World Cup Competition

    Just a fun thing but any prize(s) gratefully received


    The 2018 World Cup draw is as follows



    Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
    Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
    Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
    Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
    Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
    Group F: Germany, Sweden, Mexico, South Korea
    Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
    Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

    Players select 6 teams from the list above. Points will be awarded based on a combination of each team’s weighting and how far they progress in the tournament. Points for progress are allocated as follows:

    Bottom of group 0 pts

    Teams finishing 3rd in their group but not making the last sixteen 5 pts

    Eliminated from last sixteen 15 pts

    Eliminated from last eight 30 pts

    Losing semi finalist 50 pts

    Losing finalist 70 pts

    Tournament Winner 100 pts






    Weightings are as follows

    Germany 3
    Brazil 4
    France 5
    Spain 5
    Argentina 8
    Belgium 10
    England 12
    Portugal 20
    Uruguay 20
    Columbia 33
    Croatia 33
    Russia 50
    Switzerland 66
    Denmark 66
    Iceland 66
    Mexico 66
    Poland 66
    Serbia 66
    Sweden 66
    Costa Rica 75
    Iran 75
    Japan 75
    Morocco 75
    Nigeria 75
    Peru 75
    Senegal 75
    Australia 75
    Egypt 75
    South Korea 75
    Tunisia 100
    Panama 100
    Saudi Arabia 100



    An illustration of how the scoring works



    Say you pick England. If they were to lose in the quarter finals you will be awarded 30 x 12 = 360 points.



    Say you pick France. And say they are a losing semi-finalist, you will be awarded 5 x 50 = 250 points.



    And if you pick Uruguay and they finish third in their group but do not qualify, you will be rewarded with 5 x 20 = 100 points.



    In the event the forum is down on the closing day, selections may be left on our Facebook page, can I recommend you bookmark it just in case.


    https://www.facebook.com/talkinghorses.co.uk/?fref=ts



    Alternatively email
    thediamondgeezer@virginmedia.com

    Entries close at kick off time of the opening match of the tournament which is 4pm (GMT) Thurs June 14th, 2018. whereupon this thread will be moved to the 2018 World Cup part of the forum.





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    This looks like fun - many thanks, DG.

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    Thanks, DG

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    My first shot produced exactly the same 6 as Grey so I'll go with the slightly more obscure selection of:

    Colombia
    Denmark
    Mexico
    Portugal
    Senegal
    Uruguay
    The older I get the better I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
    My first shot produced exactly the same 6 as Grey so I'll go with the slightly more obscure selection of:

    Colombia
    Denmark
    Mexico
    Portugal
    Senegal
    Uruguay
    I knew I had to get in early

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    Denmark
    Poland
    Nigeria
    Peru
    Senegal
    Egypt

    Cheers

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    Hi DG - Can I edit my choices, please. I can't see the option.

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    A minor point of order - teams finishing 3rd in their group will not progress to the last 16 in this tournament, due to there being 8 groups.
    Alba Gu Brath!

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    My selections

    Egypt
    Peru
    Switzerland
    Mexico
    Colombia
    Poland
    Alba Gu Brath!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmo View Post
    A minor point of order - teams finishing 3rd in their group will not progress to the last 16 in this tournament, due to there being 8 groups.
    The rules cover that (I think)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Madeiros View Post
    Hi DG - Can I edit my choices, please. I can't see the option.
    OK but can you make another post, saves me having to keep looking back once I've entered everything in the spreadsheet

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    Iceland
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    Thanks, DG.

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    Russia
    England
    Denmark
    South Korea

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