The 2018 FIFA World Cup Discussion Thread

  1. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jun 2, 2018

    izzykasha , Jun 2, 2018 :

    3 points awarded for an exact score match
    1 point awarded for getting the result correct


    Just for fun so don't worry if you don't enter until late, just put your predictions in the thread and either tag me or I will pick it through the thread

    @script still has a commanding lead at the end of the group stages but he can be caught!! or silenced whichever is easier!!!

    Additional elimination rounds only score prediction sheet available below, so even if you haven't been here since the start here's a chance to show us all your ninja prediction skills!!!


    Rules for the elimation round predictions

    Predictions are for the full 90/120 minutes whichever finishes the game first as a result. The same structure of 1 and 3 points stays the same.

    If you decide the game will be drawn at 120 minutes you must specify a winner for the penalty shootout but do not predict the shootout score.

    For a drawn game at 120 minutes you will receive 1 point for predicting the draw but not matching it exactly and not predicting the winner. You receive 2 points for getting the draw score exact and not predicting the winner. You get 2 points for predicting the draw score incorrectly but you do predict the winner. You get 3 points for predicting the draw score exactly at 120 minutes and the winner.


    Statisticians corner, thank you @eye842

    I haven't seen any official ranking of the 16 eliminated teams so here's what I've concluded:
    place - nation - points.

    17. SENEGAL 4
    18. IRAN 4
    19. SOUTHKOREA 3
    20. PERU 3
    21. NIGERIA 3
    22. GERMANY 3
    23. SERBIEN 3
    24. TUNESIA 3
    25. POLEN 3
    27. MAROKKO 1
    28. ISLAND 1
    29. COSTA RICA 1
    30. AUSTRALIEN 1
    31. EGYPTEN 0
    32. PANAMA 0
    Teams with equal points have been ranked by goals and if necessary fairplay. Island, Costa Rica and Australia had the same scored goals for and against but Island had less yellow card and Australia had one more yellow card than Costa Rica.

    As you all know Senegal got eliminated by fair play against Japan by 2 yellow cards.

    The worst fair play nation was Panama with 11.points and the most fair nations were Uruguay, Saudi Arabia and Spain with 1.point


    So here we go and we are stocked up with crisps,pizza, bratwurst and beer

    I am from the UK but sadly I feel we will struggle this year but the anything can happen optimism in me says...COME ON ENGLAND!!!

    This world cup may be the last time we see some of the greats in footballing history like Ronaldo and possibly Messi, then again maybe not.

    Please use and abuse this thread for anything world cup related and why your team will win or do well.

    Thanks to @camohan for providing the wallchart for this thread

    For UK viewers here's how to watch in UHD 4K and VR


    Poll for the World cup thanks @script



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    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018

  2. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jun 16, 2018

  3. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jun 29, 2018

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    izzykasha , Jun 29, 2018 :
    Hi all to keep the spreadsheets simple we will keep the scoring simple.

    The score is for the 90 minutes only, not extra time or penalties as that is far too complicated and any other system with draws and predicting eventual winners again adds complication and it's all about the fun.

    So when the 90 minutes is up that's when you get you 3,1 or 0 points.

  4. Matt 80
    Lollipop Jun 3, 2018

    Matt 80 , Jun 3, 2018 :
    My pick for the world Cup is Brazil, I think they're due a really good tournament. As for England, I think we'll do we'll to reach the quarters, really don't think much of the squad.

  5. idkwhoiam322
    Nougat Jun 3, 2018

    idkwhoiam322 , Jun 3, 2018 :
    France and Spain have a really good chance. The kids are doing really well imo.

  6. Matt 80
    Lollipop Jun 3, 2018

    Matt 80 , Jun 3, 2018 :
    There's a few strong contenders from Europe, as you say France and Spain, throw in Germany, Belgium and Portugal too. I just have a good feeling for Brazil this time around.

  7. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jun 8, 2018

    izzykasha , Jun 8, 2018 :
    this may not work never tried posting emojis before in the app lol

    *World Cup Players Emoji Challenge*


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  8. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jun 8, 2018

  9. camohan
    Nougat Moderator Jun 8, 2018

  10. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jun 8, 2018

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    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Jun 8, 2018

  12. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jun 14, 2018

    izzykasha , Jun 14, 2018 :
    Right here we go first match Today at 4pm UK time (6 hours 20 mins away) Russia to win this match??

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  13. SoniaB
    Community Hero 2020 Head Moderator Jun 14, 2018

    SoniaB , Jun 14, 2018 :
    Against Saudi Arabia? That one will be a real nail biter [​IMG]

  14. Dj_chemie
    Honeycomb Jun 14, 2018

    Dj_chemie , Jun 14, 2018 :
    dutchies.. hope they get another chance now..

    I have no idea about the form of the players anyways

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  15. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jun 14, 2018

    izzykasha , Jun 14, 2018 :
    lol was it fixed ????

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  16. Android-Andi
    Jelly Bean Jun 14, 2018

    Android-Andi , Jun 14, 2018 :
    there's a private "public" viewing in my city on Sunday - Germany vs Mexico. friends of friends organize it - beer, Bratwurst etc for free. yes for free!
    they don't like to take money, they only like to have a great evening with friends.
    but they'll put a donation box on the table - everyone who likes can put money in it.

    what happens to the box? they'll give it to our local kids-cancer foundation!

    great! and happy I got invited!
    I've had cancer myself when I was 12/13 - so it's something special for me.

    maybe others like to follow this example and organize something similar!
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2018

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  17. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jun 14, 2018

    izzykasha , Jun 14, 2018 :
    that sounds awesome real community spirit and a love for the sport and sausage and beer!!!!

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  18. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jun 14, 2018

    izzykasha , Jun 14, 2018 :
    you honestly can't be a good German sausage fest.

    glad to hear you beat the big C!!!

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  19. Android-Andi
    Jelly Bean Jun 14, 2018

    Android-Andi , Jun 14, 2018 :
    oh yeah, atm we are 53 people - so there should be a good donation in the end. everyone can feel like a winner who's there - independent of how the match ends

  20. jizang
    Lollipop Jun 14, 2018

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  21. SoniaB
    Community Hero 2020 Head Moderator Jun 14, 2018

    SoniaB , Jun 14, 2018 :
    A bratwurst with curry sauce.
    I literally had one every day during my visit to Berlin.

    So Izzy, will you do something similar? Pukka Pie and some real ale?

  22. izzykasha
    Lollipop Jun 14, 2018

    izzykasha , Jun 14, 2018 :
    lmao are u looking in my fridge right now.

    Actually I might break out the old school fray bentos pie in the tin!!!! special occasion after all

    there will be some real ale from my recent visit to Sunderland planning on closing the work laptop at 4pm and drinking from there

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