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    Now is your chance to be the .Org's football prognosticator extraordinaire. Guess the World Cup bracket results, and win the respect of fellow Orgahs and the admiration of women across the globe!

    Rules:
    Entries must be either posted in this thread or PM'ed to me (if you don't want to tip others with your picks) before the start of group play on June 11th, 1400 GMT(I think...). No edits should be made to these entries after the start of play, smack talking and discussion should be made in separate posts.
    PM'ed entries with be made public once play starts.
    I will try to post results and updated brackets/tiebreaker stats/point standings at the end of each round. (work schedule permitting).
    The person with the most points wins. In the case of a tie, the tiebreaker entries will be used in ascending order to determine the winner.

    Scoring:
    • Group Stage - 1 point (team advances out of group)
    • Group Stage Bonus - 1 point if team placement, 1st or 2nd in group, is correct
    • Round of 16 - 2 points per team advancing
    • Round of 16 Bonus - 2 points per pick if team is on the correct side of bracket
    • Quarterfinals - 4 points per team advancing
    • Quarterfinals Bonus - 4 points per pick if team is on the correct side of bracket
    • Semifinals - 8 points per team advancing
    • Semifinals Bonus - 8 points per pick if team is on the correct side of bracket
    • Finals - 32 points for correct pick

    So to get the bonus points in all stages, you will need to correctly determine the group winners and runner-ups.

    For reference, here are the groups:
    1. France , Mexico , South Africa , Uruguay
    2. Argentina , Greece , Nigeria , South Korea
    3. Algeria , England , Slovenia , USA
    4. Australia , Germany , Ghana , Serbia
    5. Cameroon , Denmark , Japan , Netherlands
    6. Italy , New Zealand , Paraguay , Slovakia
    7. Brazil , Ivory Coast , North Korea , Portugal
    8. Chile , Honduras , Spain , Switzerland

    For entries, just cut this section (including code tags) out here and make your picks.
    Code:
      Groups       RoundOf16    Quarters    Semis    Finals    Semis     Quarters     RoundOf16      Groups
    1A____________                                                                              ____________1B
                  |____________                                                    ____________|
    2B____________|            |                                                  |            |____________2A
                               |____________                          ____________|
    1C____________             |            |                        |            |             ____________1D
                  |____________|            |____________            |            |____________|
    2D____________|                         |                        |                         |____________2C
                                            |      ____________      |
    1E____________                          |                        |                          ____________1F
                  |____________             |            ____________|             ____________|
    2F____________|            |            |                        |            |            |____________2E
                               |____________|                        |____________|
    1G____________             |                                                  |             ____________1H
                  |____________|                                                  |____________|
    2H____________|                                                                            |____________2G
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): ___
    2: Total Number of Red Cards (straight up or 2 yellows) in Tournament: __
    3: Golden Boot winner: __________
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": __________
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): __

    After the group stage, I may put up a secondary contest for predicting the bracket as it is actually laid out. I think johnhughthom is doing actual game score live predictions in the World Cup thread. Someone else should fire up a World Cup fans (babes) contest.
    Last edited by drone; 06-05-2010 at 02:20. Reason: added red card clarification
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    Code:
      Groups       RoundOf16    Quarters    Semis    Finals    Semis     Quarters     RoundOf16      Groups
    1AMexico                                                                             Argentina1B
                  |S Korea                                                   Argentina|
    2BS Korea|            |                                                  |            |Uruguay2A
                               |Ghana                          Serbia|
    1CEngland             |            |                        |            |            Serbia1D
                  |Ghana|            |Ghana            |            |Serbia|
    2DGhana|                         |                        |                         |Slovenia2C
                                            |     Ghana      |
    1ENetherlands                          |                        |                        Italy1F
                  |Netherlands            |            Spain|             Italy|
    2FSlovakia|            |            |                        |            |            |Cameroon2E
                               |Brazil|                        |Spain|
    1GBrazil            |                                                  |             Spain1H
                  |Brazil|                                                  |Spain|
    2HChile|                                                                            |Ivory Coast2G
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 132
    2: Total Number of Red Cards in Tournament: 6
    3: Golden Boot winner: Villa
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": New Zealand
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): 0

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    Code:
      Groups       RoundOf16    Quarters    Semis    Finals    Semis     Quarters     RoundOf16      Groups
    1A France____                                                                                  _____Argentina_ 1B
                  |____France____                                                    ___Argentina_________|
    2B___Nigeria___|            |                                                  |            |_____South Africa 2A
                               |    ____USA_____                       __Germany___|
    1C___USA______             |            |                        |            |                ____Germany__1D
                  |_____USA___|          |____USA________                   Germany_|
    2D__Serbia______|                         |                                                     |___England 2C
                                            |             ____USA_____      
    1E__Netherlands__                          |                        |                          ______Italy 1F
                  |______Netherlands             |          ____Germany______| Italy___|
    2F__Slovakia______|            |            |                        |            |            |______Denmark 2E
                               |     __Brazil_____|                      |___Spain_______|
    1G__Brazil______             |                                                  |             ____Spain 1H
                  |______Brazil___|                                                  |____Spain_|
    2H__Switzerland_|                                                                            |_____Portugal 2G
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 54
    2: Total Number of Red Cards in Tournament: 10
    3: Golden Boot winner: Pele
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": David Beckam
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): 6

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    Code:
      Groups       RoundOf16    Quarters    Semis    Finals    Semis     Quarters     RoundOf16      Groups
    1A__France__________                                                                              ___Argentina_________1B
                  |____France________                                                    __Argentina__________|
    2B__Nigeria__________|            |                                                  |            |_South Africa___________2A
                               |_____Serbia_______                          ___Germany_________|
    1C__England__________             |            |                        |            |             ___Germany_________1D
                  |___Serbia_________|            |______Spain______            |            |_Germany___________|
    2D___Serbia_________|                         |                        |                         |__USA__________2C
                                            |      ____Brazil________      |
    1E_Netherlands___________                          |                        |                          __Italy__________1F
                  |_____Netherlands_______             |            ___Spain_________|             Italy____________|
    2F_Slovakia___________|            |            |                        |            |            |__Denmark__________2E
                               |__Brazil_________|                        |__Spain__________|
    1G_____Brazil_______             |                                                  |             _Spain___________1H
                  |___Brazil_________|                                                  |_____Spain_______|
    2H__Chile__________|                                                                            |__Portugal__________2G
    I picked very conservatively. Mostly relying on reputation more than form.

    Some groups are quite easy to predict, others are impossible. I think goup A is the least predictable, it really could go any way. Group F - now that Drogba is out - I think is the most predictable.

    I am relying on Serbia not to succumb to infighting, and on the Americans to take out Algeria for me.



    1. France , Mexico , South Africa , Uruguay
    2. Argentina , Greece , Nigeria , South Korea
    3. Algeria , England , Slovenia , USA
    4. Australia , Germany , Ghana , Serbia
    5. Cameroon , Denmark , Japan , Netherlands
    6. Italy , New Zealand , Paraguay , Slovakia
    7. Brazil , Ivory Coast , North Korea , Portugal
    8. Chile , Honduras , Spain , Switzerland
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis VI the Fat View Post

    Some groups are quite easy to predict, others are impossible. I think goup A is the least predictable, it really could go any way.
    I thought Group D was the most difficult, I could imagine picking the other two teams on another day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnhughthom View Post
    I thought Group D was the most difficult, I could imagine picking the other two teams on another day.
    I think Serbia has far better players than Oz and Ghana.

    Then again, maybe I'm still recovering from Serbia pwning France in the qualification round.

    Which, come to think of it, perhaps isn't all that much of an achievement. And I hear Serbia has a lot of internal strife. Maybe I overestimate their prowess.
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    @Louis: I'll need your tiebreaker answers, and I take it you have Spain beating Brazil in the final?

    @Sasaki: I know soccer has a bad reputation in the US, but 54 goals total? There are 64 total games in the tournament.
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    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 142___
    2: Total Number of Red Cards in Tournament: _21_
    3: Golden Boot winner: ____Villa______
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": ___New Zealand_______
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): _2_
    Do red cards include two yellow, or only direct red cards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drone View Post
    @Sasaki: I know soccer has a bad reputation in the US, but 54 goals total? There are 64 total games in the tournament.
    Yeah and USA plays 8 games of the 64...8X4=32...54-32= 22, so that's only 34 0-0 ties in the tournemant, not that extreme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis VI the Fat View Post
    Do red cards include two yellow, or only direct red cards?
    Any sending off, straight red or 2 yellows.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sasaki Kojiro View Post
    Yeah and USA plays 8 games of the 64...8X4=32...54-32= 22, so that's only 34 0-0 ties in the tournemant, not that extreme.
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    Code:
      Groups       RoundOf16    Quarters    Semis    Finals    Semis     Quarters     RoundOf16      Groups
    1A_South Africa_______                                                                              _Argentina_________1B
                  |__South Africa__________                                                    _____Argentina_______|
    2B__Nigeria_______|            |                                                  |            |_______Mexico_____2A
                               |_____England_______                          __Argentina__________|
    1C__England__________             |            |                        |            |             ____Germany________1D
                  |__England__________|            |___Netherlands______            |            |___Germany_________|
    2D__Ghana__________|                         |                        |                         |___USA_________2C
                                            |      ___Spain_______      |
    1E__Netherlands__________                          |                        |                          __Paraguay__________1F
                  |___Netherlands_________             |            ___Spain_________|             __Cameroon__________|
    2F___Slovakia_________|            |            |                        |            |            |__Cameroon__________2E
                               |_____Netherlands_______|                        |____Spain________|
    1G__Brazil__________             |                                                  |             __Spain__________1H
                  |__Brazil__________|                                                  |_____Spain_______|
    2H__Chile__________|                                                                            |____Portugal________2G
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 99
    2: Total Number of Red Cards in Tournament: 10
    3: Golden Boot winner: Torres
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": Italy
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): 4
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    Here are my predictions:

    Code:
      Groups       RoundOf16    Quarters    Semis    Finals    Semis     Quarters     RoundOf16      Groups
    1A Mexico____                                                                                  _____Argentina_ 1B
                  |____Mexico____                                                    ___Argentina_________|
    2B___Nigeria___|            |                                                  |            |_____Uruguay 2A
                               |    ____England_____                       __Germany___|
    1C___England______             |            |                        |            |                ____Germany__1D
                  |_____England___|          |__Brazil________                   Germany_|
    2D__Ghana______|                         |                                                     |___USA 2C
                                            |                 ____Germany_____      
    1E__Netherlands__                          |                        |                          ______Italy 1F
                  |______Netherlands             |          ____Germany______| Cameroon___|
    2F__Slovakia______|            |            |                        |            |            |______Cameroon 2E
                               |     __Brazil_____|                      |___Spain_______|
    1G__Brazil______             |                                                  |             ____Spain 1H
                  |______Brazil___|                                                  |____Spain_|
    2H__Chile____|                                                                            |_____Portugal 2G
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 172 
    2: Total Number of Red Cards in Tournament: 15
    3: Golden Boot winner: Cacau
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": Sven-Göran Eriksson
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): 2
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    Code:
    Grps   Ro16         1/4            1/2                 Final             1/2           1/4           Ro16   Grps
    1A___Mexico____                                                                                ___Argentina___1B
                   |___Mexico____                                                     __Argentina_|
    2B___Nigeria___|             |                                                   |            |______France___2A
                                 |___England___                          __Germany___|
    1C___England____             |             |                        |            |             _____Germany___1D
                    |___England__|             |___Brazil___            |            |__Germany___|
    2D___Australia__|                          |                        |                         |_________USA___2C
                                               |      ___Brazil___      |
    1E___Netherlands_                          |                        |                          _______Italy___1F
                     |_Netherlands_            |            ____Spain___|             ____Italy___|
    2F___Paraguay____|             |           |                        |            |            |_____Denmark___2E
                                   |___Brazil__|                        |____Spain___|
    1G___Brazil___                 |                                                 |              ______Spain___1H
                  |___Brazil_______|                                                 |_____Spain___|
    2H___Chile____|                                                                                |___Portugal___2G
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 157
    2: Total Number of Red Cards (straight up or 2 yellows) in Tournament: 18
    3: Golden Boot winner: Luís Fabiano
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": South Africa
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): 1



    Surprising how you've all gone for such conservative red card counts and goals scored. The last 5 world cups have an average red card count of 19.6. The average goals scored over the last 5 world cups is 147. Plus if you look at trends based on host nation (recent world cups only, for tactical reasons), there seems to be an affect over goals scored, with the defensive minded Italians hosting 1990 where only 115 goals were scored. So a chaotic country like South Africa should foster an attacking tournament.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis VI the Fat View Post
    I think Serbia has far better players than Oz and Ghana.

    Then again, maybe I'm still recovering from Serbia pwning France in the qualification round.

    Which, come to think of it, perhaps isn't all that much of an achievement. And I hear Serbia has a lot of internal strife. Maybe I overestimate their prowess.
    Where did you hear about internal strife? The atmosphere within the squad (and among the nation and the press, too) is the best I've seen in the last 15-20 years...

    EDIT: And what's a "wooden spoon" award?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarmatian View Post
    Where did you hear about internal strife? The atmosphere within the squad (and among the nation and the press, too) is the best I've seen in the last 15-20 years...

    EDIT: And what's a "wooden spoon" award?
    I dunno, Sarmatian. I thought I remembered reading about volatile internal peace in the Serbian camp somewhere. Don't know where again.

    A google reveals that Antic has the authority to be above strife, that the traditionally unruly and fractious players accept his authority. I guess I misread the point of some article then. Whereas Serbia, which always draws from a tremendous pool of talent, has always been prone to internal strife, it is not at this moment.

    (Which remains to be seen - will the peaceful atmosphere hold in the face of possible adversity?)



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    Quote Originally Posted by drone View Post
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    And by that you mean the few women who come to the Frontroom like me, right?

    Here's my entry, anyway, based a bit on previous WCs I've seen, strength of the groups, selected 23-man squads and relevant injuries, so on and so forth. I based my total goal prediction on the fact that some of the stadia can be unsettling and many of the teams, European in particular, won't like those darn plastic trumpets that the South Africans use and there could be some problems with the heat and such. :3

    Hopefully the formatting came out right... I used the shorthand FIFA codes because some of the country names were long and made formatting a pain. ¬_¬

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    MEX___                                               ___ARG
          |MEX___                                 ___ARG|
    KOR___|      |                               |      |___FRA
                 |ENG___                   ___GER|
    ENG___       |      |                 |      |       ___GER
          |ENG___|      |NED___           |      |___GER|
    SRB___|             |                 |             |___USA
                        |                 |
    NED___              |   ____ESP____   |              ___ITA
          |NED___       |                 |       ___ITA|
    PAR___|      |      |           ___ESP|      |      |___DEN
                 |NED___|                 |___ESP|
    BRA___       |                               |       ___ESP
          |BRA___|                               |___ESP|
    SUI___|                                             |___POR
    
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 129
    2: Total Number of Red Cards (straight up or 2 yellows) in Tournament: 17
    3: Golden Boot winner: Fernando Torres
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": Honduras
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): 1
    Someone else should fire up a World Cup fans (babes) contest.
    What the Dickens would that even entail? Checking out the WAGs? xD

    And what is the Wooden Spoon award? Does it mean the team that scores the least, concedes the most, worst overall team, underperforming team? Or is it player-applicable?
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    The Wooden Spoon "award" is for the worst team in the tourney. Least points in the group stage (usually 0), with the worst goal differential. Think USA in 1998.

    Quote Originally Posted by Secura
    What the Dickens would that even entail? Checking out the WAGs? xD
    You would have to clear it with the mods first, don't want to break the "babes in Babe thread only" rule.
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    Secura since you have the Netherlands getting to the final I'm surprised you haven't picked van Persie for Golden boot. He's been scoring for fun lately. 4 in the last 3 friendlies if I am not mistaken.
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    Isn't it obvious? He'll get injured.

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    Isn't it obvious? He'll get injured.
    Sadly this is 100% true...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychonaut View Post
    I'm surprised you haven't picked van Persie for Golden boot. He's been scoring for fun lately. 4 in the last 3 friendlies if I am not mistaken.
    Spain have a far easier group and I'd expect Torres to get at least two or three in the two games he plays for the groups, and then perhaps one or two more in the knockouts; I don't think we'll be seeing someone win the award with a huge amount of goals, it's more likely to be around the five/six mark. :3
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    Here's my bracket.
    Code:
      Groups       RoundOf16    Quarters    Semis    Finals    Semis     Quarters     RoundOf16      Groups
    
    1A___Mexico___                                                                              __Argentina_1B
                  |___Mexico___                                                    __Argentina_|
    2B_South Korea|            |                                                  |            |SouthAfrica_2A
                               |____USA_____                          __Argentina_|
    1C____USA_____             |            |                        |            |             __Germany___1D
                  |____USA_____|            |___Dutch____            |            |___England__|
    2D___Ghana____|                         |                        |                         |___England__2C
                                            |       Teh Orange       |
    1E_Netherlands                          |                        |                          ____Italy___1F
                  |_Nederlands_             |            __Argentina_|             ____Italy___|
    2F__Paraguay__|            |            |                        |            |            |__Denmark___2E
                               |__Holland___|                        |____Spain___|
    1G___Brazil___             |                                                  |             ____Spain___1H
                  |___Brazil___|                                                  |____Spain___|
    2H__Honduras__|                                                                            |__Portugal__2G
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 185
    2: Total Number of Red Cards (straight up or 2 yellows) in Tournament: 13
    3: Golden Boot winner: Messi
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": North Korea
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): 2
    The Dutch power through to the finals, being on the fairly weak side of the bracket. Argentina find their form, beat England on penalties, and make it past Spain in an entertaining 4-3 match. Then, drunk with power and high on cocaine, Maradona benches Messi (the eventual Golden Boot winner) and puts himself in at forward to relive his past glory. The experiment is not a success, and the Orange get their star.

    Speaking of stars, it doesn't look like England have one on their emblem. What's up with that? Do they feel guilty that the ball didn't actually cross the line in '66? Would they be breaking some sacred heraldric convention by adding one? Is the lack of the star the cause of their woes since '66? It's a very curious omission.
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    Code:
         RoundOf16    Quarters      Semis             Finals              Semis     Quarters     RoundOf16     
    
    1A___Uruguay__                                                                              __Argentina_1B
                  |___Nigeria__                                                    __Argentina_|
    2B___Nigeria__|            |                                                  |            |___France___2A
                               |__England___                          __Argentina_|
    1C___England__             |            |                        |            |             __Germany___1D
                  |__England___|            |__England___            |            |___Germany__|
    2D___Serbia___|                         |                        |                         |__Slovenia__2C
                                            |          Spain         |
    1E_Netherlands                          |                        |                          ____Italy___1F
                  |_Netherlands             |            ____Spain___|             __Denmark___|
    2F__Slovakia__|            |            |                        |            |            |__Denmark___2E
                               |_Netherlands|                        |____Spain___|
    1G___Brazil___             |                                                  |             ____Spain___1H
                  |___Brazil___|                                                  |____Spain___|
    2H___Chile____|                                                                            |__Portugal__2G
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 146
    2: Total Number of Red Cards (straight up or 2 yellows) in Tournament: 11
    3: Golden Boot winner: Villa
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": New Zealand
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): 0

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    How do I get this thing to work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strike For The South View Post
    How do I get this thing to work
    How so? Just quote the OP, delete everything outside the code tags, and fill in the bracket and tiebreaks. I made the bracket lines 12 chars long, should hold the name of every country in the Cup. The code tags keep the char size fixed, so the formatting stays. It's not ideal, but I'm no webmaster. I'll fix formatting if necessary when I sum up at the start of the tourney.

    The number-letter pair at the ends of the lines denote the first and second place teams of the 8 groups (A-H).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasaki Kojiro View Post
    Code:
    Groups RoundOf16 Quarters Semis Finals Semis Quarters RoundOf16 Groups
    1A France____ _____Argentina_ 1B
    |____France____ ___Argentina_________|
    2B___Nigeria___| | | |_____South Africa 2A
    | ____USA_____ __Argentina___|
    1C___USA______ | | | | ____Argentina__1D
    |_____USA___| |____USA________ Argentina_|
    2D__Serbia______| | |___England 2C
    | ____USA_____ 
    1E__Netherlands__ | | ______Italy 1F
    |______Netherlands | ____Germany______| Italy___|
    2F__Slovakia______| | | | | |______Denmark 2E
    | __Netherlands_____| |___Spain_______|
    1G__Brazil______ | | ____Spain 1H
    |______Brazil___| |____Spain_|
    2H__Switzerland_| |_____Portugal 2G
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 154
    2: Total Number of Red Cards in Tournament: 8
    3: Golden Boot winner: Donavan
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": North Korea
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strike For The South View Post
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    Oh, sure, if you use Sasaki's mess...

    Is this what you meant?
    Code:
      Groups       RoundOf16    Quarters    Semis    Finals    Semis     Quarters     RoundOf16      Groups
    
    1A___France___                                                                              __Argentina_1B
                  |___France___                                                    __Argentina_|
    2B__Nigeria___|            |                                                  |            |SouthAfrica_2A
                               |____USA_____                          __Argentina_|
    1C____USA_____             |            |                        |            |             __Germany___1D
                  |____USA_____|            |____USA_____            |            |___Germany__|
    2D__Serbia____|                         |                        |                         |___England__2C
                                            |          USA           |
    1E_Netherlands                          |                        |                          ____Italy___1F
                  |Netherlands_             |            ____Spain___|             ____Italy___|
    2F__Slovakia__|            |            |                        |            |            |__Denmark___2E
                               |Netherlands_|                        |____Spain___|
    1G___Brazil___             |                                                  |             ____Spain___1H
                  |___Brazil___|                                                  |____Spain___|
    2H_Switzerland|                                                                            |__Portugal__2G
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 154
    2: Total Number of Red Cards in Tournament: 8
    3: Golden Boot winner: Donavan
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": North Korea
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): 3
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    So here is my guess, I admit, there is a LOT wishful thinking involved. But I sincerely hope for a World Cup of surprises.

    Code:
      Groups       RoundOf16    Quarters    Semis    Finals    Semis     Quarters     RoundOf16      Groups
    1A____Mexico__                                                                              __Argentina_1B
                  |___Nigeria__                                                    __Argentina_|
    2B___Nigeria__|            |                                                  |            |____France__2A
                               |___Serbia___                          ___Germany__|
    1C___England__             |            |                        |            |             ___Germany__1D
                  |___Serbia___|            |_Netherlands            |            |___Germany__|
    2D___Serbia___|                         |                        |                         |______USA___2C
                                            |      ___Germany__      |
    1E_Netherlands                          |                        |                          __Paraguay__1F
                  |_Netherlands             |            ___Germany__|             __Cameroon__|
    2F__Italy_____|            |            |                        |            |            |__Cameroon__2E
                               |_Netherlands|                        |____Spain___|
    1G__Brazil____             |                                                  |             ____Spain___1H
                  |__Brazil____|                                                  |____Spain___|
    2H___Chile____|                                                                            |Ivory Coast_2G
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 132
    2: Total Number of Red Cards (straight up or 2 yellows) in Tournament: 15
    3: Golden Boot winner: Van Persie
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": North Korea
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): 1
    Edit before the first game, due to possible come back Drogba.
    Last edited by Joooray; 06-11-2010 at 14:25.

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    Code:
      Groups       RoundOf16    Quarters    Semis    Finals    Semis     Quarters     RoundOf16      Groups
    1A France                                                                              Argentina 1B
                  | France                                                    Argentina|
    2B Greece |            |                                                  |            | Mexico 2A
                               |England                          Germany|
    1C England             |            |                        |            |             Germany 1D
                  |England|            |Brazil            |            |Germany|
    2D Serbia |                         |                        |                         | USA 2C
                                            |      Brazil      |
    1E Netherlands                          |                        |                          Italy 1F
                  |Netherlands             |            Spain|            Cameroon|
    2F Paraguay|            |            |                        |            |            |Cameroon 2E
                               |Brazil|                        |Spain|
    1G Brazil             |                                                  |              Spain 1H
                  |Brazil|                                                  |Spain|
    2H Chile|                                                                            |Portugal 2G
    
    Tiebreakers
    1: Total Goals Scored in Tournament (not including shootout PKs): 172
    2: Total Number of Red Cards (straight up or 2 yellows) in Tournament: 6
    3: Golden Boot winner: Robinho
    4: Wooden Spoon "winner": North Korea
    5: Number of shanked PKs by England (missed, not saved, in game and in shootouts): 1
    I'll come back and edit in a Golden Boot winner, requires further consideration...
    Done.
    Last edited by Craterus; 06-09-2010 at 23:12.

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