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chasbeen
Frihost World Cup Sweepstake league table

Final top 3
LxGoodies
william
coolclay


Visit the website from your link below to see league changes
Notes

There is a link on the World Cup Sweepstake web pages to bounce back and make comments on this topic.
All Frihost visitors without teams are "Player16" Honduras and Ghana (http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Honduras-Ghana).

Visiting the website to see how your team is doing
The below links all go to the same web pages but if you select "your link" you will immediately see more clearly how your teams are doing in the leagues. Don't forget to come back and make comments here on this topic (There is a link back to this topic to make that easy)

codegeek
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Australia-Japan
nokick
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Colombia-Russia
Vanilla
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Chile-Nigeria
william
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Netherlands-Korea%20Republic
LxGoodies
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Uruguay-Germany
chasbeen
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Cameroon-Iran
playfungames
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Spain-Bosnia%20H%27vina
coolclay
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Argentina-Belgium
sysna
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Greece-Costa%20Rica
truespeed
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Brazil-Italy
deanhills
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Mexico-Portugal
standready
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=England-Switzerland
Blaster
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=France-Usa
Peterssidan
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Croatia-Algeria
Trajan10
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Cote%20d%27Ivoire-Ecuador
Player16(All Frihost visitors, these are you teams)
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Honduras-Ghana


Scoring
1)Winner: 10 points
2)Losing finalist: 7
3)3rd: 6
4)4th: 5
5)Quarter finalist: 1 point
6)Weakest team (Eg zero points, -22 goal difference): 5 points
7)2nd Weakest team (Eg zero points, -10 goal difference): 4 points
8)3rd Weakest team (Eg zero points, -5 goal difference) : 3 points.
9)4th Weakest team (Eg zero points, -2 goal difference) : 2 points.
10)5th Weakest team (Eg 1 point , -4 goal difference) : 1 point.
11)Bonus: 2 points for every team that finishes their games in the tournament without a player being sent off.

General notes
(1)If you have a good team then you could earn between 1 and 10 points with them. (Points available 32)
(2)If you have a crap team then you could earn between 1 and 5 points with them. (Points available 15)
(3)You can lose up to 4 points if you have 2 "dirty teams", it's therefore possible to win or finish high even if you have 2 crap teams. That's because the good teams will play more games and therefore are at higher risk of having someone sent off during their longer tournament schedule!
chasbeen
There are 8 places left
jamesparker
Places for what?
chasbeen
See header for this topic JP
johans
chasbeen wrote:
See header for this topic JP


What do you suggest with the header?

Do you have any good header title?
chasbeen
playfungames joined as the 9th member and drew Spain + Bosnia and Herzegovina
deanhills
chasbeen wrote:
playfungames joined as the 9th member and drew Spain + Bosnia and Herzegovina
Now that's VERY lucky! Spain's got a good chance to win. Cool
chasbeen
Here is a player/number of teams list

9 Players=3 teams each (5 unallocated teams)
10 Players=3 teams each (2 unallocated teams)
11 Players=2 teams each (10 unallocated teams)
12 Players=2 teams each (8 unallocated teams)
13 Players=2 teams each (6 unallocated teams)
14 Players=2 teams each (4 unallocated teams)
15 Players=2 teams each (2 unallocated teams)
16 Players=2 teams each (0 unallocated teams)
nokick
I'm in! how do i go about choosing? I support Italy though...
chasbeen
nokick. Your the 10th to join, you have to trust me! I randomly picked Russia and Colombia for you. I advise reading the scoring rules 6-11 because they give any participant a chance to win with their 2 teams. (That's what i'm hoping for! I got Cameroon and Iran!)
sysna
I'm in too Smile
chasbeen
sysna you are the 11th member.
Costa Rica and Greece.
Good luck....
You never know, Greece won the European a few years back...
coolclay
This sounds interesting! Sign me up! Thanks for putting this together!
chasbeen
coolclay you are the 12th member.
Argentina and Belgium.
Two very strong teams. Having two strong teams is marginally better than having two weak teams but is not necessarily a guarantee of success Smile
deanhills
chasbeen wrote:
coolclay you are the 12th member.
Argentina and Belgium.
Two very strong teams. Having two strong teams is marginally better than having two weak teams but is not necessarily a guarantee of success Smile
Coolclay you lucky devil you. Haha .... maybe you'll be able to spot Bondings or Marcuzzo in the Belgian team. Razz
Trajan10
I'm in! Razz
chasbeen
Trajan10 your the 13th member...
Côte d'Ivoire and Ecuador!

OK, your a bit like me, and did not get the strongest teams. It's a set back but (with this sweepstake) you still have a chance (See scoring rules 6-11 and note 6 in General notes.)

Most famous player? Didier Drogba. He's probably in the Côte d'Ivoire side this time though he's a bit past it! Smile
coolclay
Thanks Deanhills, I don't know much about the World Cup (a typical dumb American obviously) but I do love playing Futball!

I didn't realize Bondings was Belgian, you never the chances are probably better of seeing him there than here! (no offense to him if he happens to read this, just a joke)
LxGoodies
For a sweepstake, count me in for Group G, GERMANY Sad

Kinds regards,

Lx (The Netherlands yeah.. and sadly.. they'll not perform I expect..)
deanhills
coolclay wrote:
the chances are probably better of seeing him there than here! (no offense to him if he happens to read this, just a joke)
Like an increase of 1 in a million to 100 in a million. I'm more interested in the one over here however. The chance that he will see this thread is probably less than zero. Razz
chasbeen
LxGoodies you are the 14th list member of the Sweepstake.
(1)First the bad news. This is a sweepstake, you only get 2 teams that are randomly picked so you can't just turn up and say you want the best 2 teams!
(2)Next. The good news. Do you play roulette? You got Germany anyway!
(3)The bad news. Having two strong teams does not guarantee success. The good teams potentially will score huge but there are counter balance rules that might mean a crap team will win!

See all the rules in the header...
LxGoodies
chasbeen wrote:
two best teams

Thx for the compliment. You bet. Put the translator on

http://www.nusport.nl/voetbal/3792557/robben-in-beste-team-bundesliga-en-champions-league.html

Robben is in the Dutch team. But.. it's not a team, it's a bunch of playboys earning too much salary

Quote:
You got Germany anyway!

Ahhh ok... we'll see
chasbeen
LxGoodies
It will be interesting to watch the Dutch "team" after what you said.
Van Persie is a doubt but does he just want to put his feet up?

There's suspicion that the high earners lack commitment and there is a similar question over Rooney for England like that...
johans
any possible winner? Very Happy
Blaster
I'm in... Sounds fun
chasbeen
Blaster you are the 15th list member of the Sweepstake.
You got USA and France. France won it in '98.
Peterssidan
Nice website you have created chasbeen! Very Happy

Today it all begins. Brazil v. Croatia
I got Croatia so I'm going to hope they can beat Brazil. I don't think it's impossible.
deanhills
AHA .... Truespeed and Peterssidan's teams will be competing. Any one has a link to a really good Website for getting up to date news and scores?
Peterssidan
If only the referee wouldn't have given Brazil the penalty... Rolling Eyes

I think Croatia played well. They should have a good chance to advance from the group despite today’s loss.
deanhills
Peterssidan wrote:
If only the referee wouldn't have given Brazil the penalty... Rolling Eyes

I think Croatia played well. They should have a good chance to advance from the group despite today’s loss.
Were any one of Croatia sent off the field during the game?
Peterssidan
No red cars were handed out.
Peterssidan
deanhills wrote:
Any one has a link to a really good Website for getting up to date news and scores?

Like in most big sports events I think the Wikipedia page is usually best when it comes to looking up who plays when, how the matches ended and things like that. The official websites are usually slow and harder to use in my opinion. If you want to read about the matches to get a picture of what actually happened Wikipdiea is less useful though.

chasbeen wrote:
Yesterday
Croatia lost to Brazil in the opening game, so Croatia are currently the weakest team.

Yay! That means I'm temporarily in the lead. Wink
deanhills
Last night after my post and while I was searching I also came up with this at BBC Sport that I found not too bad:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25285029
chasbeen
I am playing deanhills at 5 (gmt) tonight. I don't know whether to laugh or cry because Cameroon are ranked 56th with fifa and Mexico is 20th Wink
deanhills
Ah right. Mexico won 1-0 against the Cameroon! And it did turn out to be a laughing match - something along these lines:

Quote:

Full Time Match ends, Mexico 1, Cameroon 0.
90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Mexico 1, Cameroon 0.
90:00 +2:00

Attempt missed. Javier Hernández (Mexico) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Miguel Layún with a cross.
90:00 +1:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mexico. Carlos Salcido replaces Héctor Herrera.
90:00 +1:11

Javier Hernández (Mexico) wins a free kick on the right wing.
90:00 +1:11

Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Cameroon).
90:00 +0:21

Attempt saved. Benjamin Moukandjo (Cameroon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto with a cross.
87:51

Paul Aguilar (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
87:51

Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Cameroon).
84:13

Attempt blocked. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pierre Webó with a headed pass.
82:01

Foul by Javier Hernández (Mexico).
82:01

Nicolas N'Koulou (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
80:13

Attempt missed. Nicolas N'Koulou (Cameroon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Benjamin Moukandjo with a cross following a corner.
79:30

Corner, Cameroon. Conceded by Héctor Moreno.
79:27

Attempt blocked. Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Eyong Enoh.
78:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cameroon. Pierre Webó replaces Alexandre Song.
77:30

Attempt missed. Miguel Layún (Mexico) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
76:09 Booking

Booking Dany Nounkeu (Cameroon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
75:59

Marco Fabián (Mexico) wins a free kick on the left wing.
75:59

Foul by Dany Nounkeu (Cameroon).
75:16

Giovani dos Santos (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
75:16

Foul by Benjamin Moukandjo (Cameroon).
73:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mexico. Javier Hernández replaces Oribe Peralta.
68:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mexico. Marco Fabián replaces Andrés Guardado because of an injury.
64:15

Foul by Paul Aguilar (Mexico).
64:15

Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
62:45

Attempt missed. Andrés Guardado (Mexico) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Miguel Layún.
60:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mexico 1, Cameroon 0. Oribe Peralta (Mexico) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
60:25

Attempt saved. Giovani dos Santos (Mexico) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Héctor Herrera.
59:18

Offside, Cameroon. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting tries a through ball, but Benoit Assou-Ekotto is caught offside.
58:23

Attempt missed. Aurélien Chedjou (Cameroon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alexandre Song with a cross following a corner.
57:54

Corner, Cameroon. Conceded by José Juan Vázquez.
57:49

Attempt blocked. Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Cameroon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
56:34 Booking

Booking Héctor Moreno (Mexico) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
56:24

Foul by Héctor Moreno (Mexico).
56:24

Stéphane Mbia (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
53:54

Foul by Oribe Peralta (Mexico).
53:54

Alexandre Song (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
52:27

Foul by Héctor Herrera (Mexico).
52:27

Stéphane Mbia (Cameroon) wins a free kick on the left wing.
49:14

Giovani dos Santos (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
49:14

Foul by Alexandre Song (Cameroon).
47:09

Attempt saved. Oribe Peralta (Mexico) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Giovani dos Santos.
45:00

Second Half begins Mexico 0, Cameroon 0.
45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cameroon. Dany Nounkeu replaces Cedric Djeugoue.
45:00 +1:58 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Mexico 0, Cameroon 0.
45:00 +1:01

Attempt missed. Eyong Enoh (Cameroon) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
45:00 +0:07

Offside, Mexico. Rafael Márquez tries a through ball, but Oribe Peralta is caught offside.
44:25

Corner, Mexico. Conceded by Aurélien Chedjou.
43:33

Hand ball by Héctor Moreno (Mexico).
42:37

Héctor Herrera (Mexico) wins a free kick on the right wing.
42:37

Foul by Alexandre Song (Cameroon).
41:42

Foul by Héctor Herrera (Mexico).
41:42

Eyong Enoh (Cameroon) wins a free kick on the left wing.
38:55

Andrés Guardado (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
38:55

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (Cameroon).
34:48

Attempt blocked. Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Cameroon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
33:51

Foul by Andrés Guardado (Mexico).
33:51

Stéphane Mbia (Cameroon) wins a free kick on the right wing.
32:06

Hand ball by Giovani dos Santos (Mexico).
29:50

Hand ball by Eyong Enoh (Cameroon).
29:05

Offside, Mexico. Héctor Moreno tries a through ball, but Giovani dos Santos is caught offside.
28:28

Corner, Mexico. Conceded by Nicolas N'Koulou.
27:30

Offside, Cameroon. Eyong Enoh tries a through ball, but Samuel Eto'o is caught offside.
26:19

Attempt missed. Rafael Márquez (Mexico) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrés Guardado with a cross following a set piece situation.
25:26

Paul Aguilar (Mexico) wins a free kick on the right wing.
25:26

Foul by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon).
23:19

Attempt missed. Aurélien Chedjou (Cameroon) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stéphane Mbia.
22:57

Attempt missed. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto with a cross following a corner.
22:07

Corner, Cameroon. Conceded by Francisco Javier Rodríguez.
20:54

Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
20:13

Foul by José Juan Vázquez (Mexico).
20:13

Alexandre Song (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
17:50

Attempt missed. Stéphane Mbia (Cameroon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alexandre Song with a cross following a corner.
17:20

Corner, Cameroon. Conceded by Héctor Moreno.
17:07

Attempt missed. Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Cameroon) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alexandre Song.
15:46

Offside, Cameroon. Stéphane Mbia tries a through ball, but Samuel Eto'o is caught offside.
14:56

Corner, Cameroon. Conceded by Héctor Moreno.
13:47

Offside, Mexico. Miguel Layún tries a through ball, but Oribe Peralta is caught offside.
12:35

Oribe Peralta (Mexico) wins a free kick on the left wing.
12:35

Foul by Nicolas N'Koulou (Cameroon).
10:45

Offside, Mexico. Héctor Herrera tries a through ball, but Giovani dos Santos is caught offside.
8:41

Attempt missed. Héctor Herrera (Mexico) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by José Juan Vázquez.
7:20

Offside, Mexico. Andrés Guardado tries a through ball, but Oribe Peralta is caught offside.
6:49

Attempt saved. Miguel Layún (Mexico) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
6:07

Andrés Guardado (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
6:07

Foul by Eyong Enoh (Cameroon).
5:24

Foul by José Juan Vázquez (Mexico).
5:24

Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon) wins a free kick on the right wing.
1:10

José Juan Vázquez (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
1:10

Foul by Eyong Enoh (Cameroon).
0:00

First Half begins.
0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25285036
chasbeen
deanhills it should have been 3-0
I love Mexico and hope they go far.
From a Sweepstake point of view I love them too!

The same linesmen made both decisions that ruled out 2 Mexico goals.

I think I saw notes spilling out of the linesmens pocket as he was flapping his flag around!
Peterssidan
Nice header goal by van Persie.
deanhills
Peterssidan wrote:
Nice header goal by van Persie.
Absolutely. Totally impressed with the Dutch. My favourite team. Almost scandalous though how they totally annihilated the Spanish. Couldn't get more thorough than that. Poor Spain!
deanhills
chasbeen wrote:
deanhills it should have been 3-0
I love Mexico and hope they go far.
I hope so too.

By the way am curious. How did the score work for the actual game played and won from the Sweepstakes side of things? 2 points for not being sent off?
codegeek
Hoping Australia does well tonight. Go Aussies!
deanhills
codegeek wrote:
Hoping Australia does well tonight. Go Aussies!
Dude, they already played last night and lost. Chile won 3-1.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25285050
chasbeen
deanhills-I update every morning after the games. Basically no-one has been sent off in all 4 games so far so every team still has their 2 "clean points" no team is "dirty"

codegeek-Australia are already near the top of the table for last nights performance. They are one of the favourites (If not the favourites) to bag the 5 bonus points from the group stages. They are the lowest fifa ranked team in the tournament.
deanhills
chasbeen wrote:
They are one of the favourites (If not the favourites) to bag the 5 bonus points from the group stages. They are the lowest fifa ranked team in the tournament.
OK, you've got to explain this one to me chasbeen, not so sure how it works.
RosenCruz
Still have vacancy ? Can I join in ?
chasbeen
chasbeen
deanhillls-Australia are the weakest team in the tournament on paper. Because we are in the group stage of the world cup we are looking to see who will pick up "weak team" points. See the "Team league table". Also check out the "Help button"


RosenCruz
:-This is the Fun bit. You and the rest of Frihost own "Player16" If you go to http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Honduras-Ghana you can always check out how they are doing....
deanhills
chasbeen wrote:
deanhillls-Australia are the weakest team in the tournament on paper. Because we are in the group stage of the world cup we are looking to see who will pick up "weak team" points. See the "Team league table". Also check out the "Help button"
Too complicated. I'll take your word for it dude.

Looks as though the South American teams are doing very well. Columbia has just beaten Greece 3-0.
LxGoodies
chasbeen wrote:
Also check out the "Help button"

Ya.. especially Spanish forum members will need one Razz
Peterssidan
The first red card of the tournament goes to Maxi Pereira

I must say I'm surprised of how well Costa Rica played against Uruguay. A well deserved victory. Applause
deanhills
Yeah for Italy! 2-1 Cool
Peterssidan
The next pair of matches in group D will be very interesting. The two losing teams, Uruguay and England, will play and the loser of that match will have no chance to reach the two qualifying positions of the group. The two winning teams, Italy and Costa Rica, will also play and the winner of that match can be sure to qualify for the rest of the tournament.
deanhills
Peterssidan wrote:
The next pair of matches in group D will be very interesting. The two losing teams, Uruguay and England, will play and the loser of that match will have no chance to reach the two qualifying positions of the group. The two winning teams, Italy and Costa Rica, will also play and the winner of that match can be sure to qualify for the rest of the tournament.
I'd say both England and Italy are assured of a position in the way that they've been matched with much lower ranking teams. Would be interesting though are there any rules against the same two teams being pitted against one another for a second match - i.e. England and Italy playing one another again?
Peterssidan
deanhills wrote:
I'd say both England and Italy are assured of a position in the way that they've been matched with much lower ranking teams.

Uruguay is the highest ranked team in the whole group.

deanhills wrote:
Would be interesting though are there any rules against the same two teams being pitted against one another for a second match - i.e. England and Italy playing one another again?

It's set up so that two teams from the same group can't meet again until the final.
chasbeen
As usual England will be hoping to "just make it". If they do, they might cause some real damage...
There next game again Uruguay is in a much more temperate zone and it looks like Uruguay's Suarez is not fit.

Got to give Uruguay heaps of praise though.. They are a nation of a mere 3 million. Also I love Suarez playing in the English Premier league but not so much fully fit against England!
deanhills
I'd be surprised if England lost the game, but then for that reason it is now a game I'm looking forward to viewing.

Must say I was totally surprised at the Swiss beating a Spanish team of South America - Ecuador 2-1. Never thought they had it in them until I checked the rankings, didn't realize Ecuador was that low and Switzerland that high. Razz



Next game I'm looking forward to viewing is Germany vs Portugal. On Monday.
deanhills
Couldn't get worse. Portugal lost 0-4 to Germany and a player got sent off. Very Happy

Interesting that there were two high ranking teams who lost as badly as that - by far. Spain and Portugal against the Netherlands and Germany. Feels almost logical that Netherlands and Germany now need to play one another. Eventually?
Peterssidan
deanhills wrote:
Feels almost logical that Netherlands and Germany now need to play one another. Eventually?

The earliest they can meet is in the semi-finals but if both teams win their group they can't meet until the final.
deanhills
Peterssidan wrote:
deanhills wrote:
Feels almost logical that Netherlands and Germany now need to play one another. Eventually?

The earliest they can meet is in the semi-finals but if both teams win their group they can't meet until the final.
Will definitely make for an exciting final if that should happen.
sysna
I hope to see netherland in final match, I think a netherland-brazil would be a great final match.
Trajan10
I am really surprised by the play of Mexico, a great start for them! GERMANY looks unstoppable right now.
chasbeen
The results are unexpected. Spain and Portugal are 1 and 4 on the Fifa list but they sufferred 1-5 and 0-4 defeats respectively.

Germany and Holland are the "golden boys" after round 1 and not necessarily Brazil...
chasbeen
Yesterday...

* Spain lost again and are currently the weak team of the tournament.

* 15 sweepstake points will be awarded at the end of the group stage. Spain, Australia and Cameroon are already doomed and may be three of the five teams to gain sweepstake points for being the weakest teams.

*Four teams are "dirty", which is why Uruguay are the bottom team. If they loose to England today they will finish bottom of the sweepstake.

Today:

Colombia 17:00 Ivory Coast
Uruguay 20:00 England
Japan 23:00 Greece

Visiting the website to see how your team is doing
The below links all go to the same web pages but if you select "your link" you will immediately see more clearly how your teams are doing in the leagues. Don't forget to come back and make comments here on this topic (There is a link back to this topic to make that easy)

codegeek
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Australia-Japan
nokick
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Colombia-Russia
Vanilla
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Chile-Nigeria
william
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Netherlands-Korea%20Republic
LxGoodies
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Uruguay-Germany
chasbeen
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Cameroon-Iran
playfungames
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Spain-Bosnia%20H%27vina
coolclay
http://www.chasbeen.frih.net/sweepstake/wc1.php?fr=Argentina-Belgium
sysna
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deanhills
I don't know how the points work - sure if I put my mind to it it will be easy to figure it out, but just can't understand how someone with Germany and Uruguay could be the lowest scorer on the Board. I'm sure it is dead right, but somehow the system doesn't do justice to two very heavy participants in the game - Uruguay and Germany, even at this early stage. Think

BUT, am looking forward to see what happens to the points if England should beat Uruguay tonight. Looks as though that will have a more positive effect on the score than if Uruguay should win the game. Did I get this right?

Looks exciting in 78 minute. Uruguay - England 1-1 - never thought of the possibility there could be a draw?

Update: England lost 2-1 to Uruguay. For those who were watching the game the last few minutes must have been super exciting. Here is a detailed BBC report of the game:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25285176

Quote:
Defeat means England will be out if Friday's match between group rivals Italy and Costa Rica ends in a draw.
I'd say the chances of Italy and Costa Rica ending in a draw are zero. England is out.
chasbeen
deanhills:-Uruguay will go through with Italy in the tournament. Well done to Uruguay they have someone special called Luiz Suarez, he's supposed to be injured but he was the match winner for Uruguay against England.

Uruguay have had a player sent off in a previous game though, so they have lost 2 points in the Sweepstake.
chasbeen
Yesterday

England lost again and are currently one of 10 teams with no group points. The five weakest teams will win sweepstake points when the group stage is over. If you own one of these weaker teams with little or no hope, then you should be cheering against them, hoping they loose heavily in their remaining game(s).

Meanwhile, 5 teams that have become dirty have already lost their 2 bonus points.

Today:
Italy 17:00 Costa Rica
Switzerland 20:00 France
Honduras 23.00 Ecuador

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Peterssidan
Looks like Suárez must have been the missing ingredient in the first match. With him in the team against England they looked very strong. The first goal was a very nice one and a great collaborative effort between Cavani and Suárez.
deanhills
chasbeen wrote:
deanhills:-Uruguay will go through with Italy in the tournament. Well done to Uruguay they have someone special called Luiz Suarez, he's supposed to be injured but he was the match winner for Uruguay against England.

Uruguay have had a player sent off in a previous game though, so they have lost 2 points in the Sweepstake.
I think it's sad for England as they were in control of most of the game with Uruguay, just really REALLY bad with defending the goals.
chasbeen
Yesterday

Everybody thought that the "group of death" would be won by England, Uruguay or Italy but it's Costa Rica who advance to the knock outs.

There are currently only 9 teams with no group points. Five of these will win sweepstake points when the group stage is over. If you own one of these weaker teams then you should be cheering against them, hoping they loose heavily in their remaining game(s).
...
Meanwhile, 5 teams already lost their 2 bonus points.
...
Today:
Argentina 17:00 Iran
Nigeria 23:00 Bosnia H'vina
Germany 20:00 Ghana

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deanhills
chasbeen wrote:
Yesterday

Everybody thought that the "group of death" would be won by England, Uruguay or Italy but it's Costa Rica who advance to the knock outs.
May just as well throw the team rankings out the window. The majority of the "winners" ranking wise are now the "losers" so to speak.
chasbeen
deanhills: Certainly. There are teams with rich, highly ranked players who are strangely not cohesive.
In order:

Spain
Portugal
England

The strong teams (Expected to do well) that are shining seem to be..

Holland
France
Argentina
Germany

Dark horses
Costa Rica
Columbia
Chile
chasbeen
Yesterday

Yesterday was a good one for Africa.
Nigeria are almost guaranteed advancing to the knock out stage and Ghana held Germany to a draw to give them hope.

There are currently only 8 teams with no group points. Five of these will win sweepstake points when the group stage is over. If you own one of these weaker teams then you should be cheering against them, hoping they loose heavily in their remaining game(s).

Today:
Belgium 17:00 Russia
South Korea 20:00 Algeria
USA 23:00 Portugal

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Peterssidan
The Ghana - Germany match was a really entertaining one. It's an interesting group as well. USA and Portugal plays tonight but it's so late... Confused
deanhills
Belgium beat Russia 1-0. In fact the last three matches have been 1-0 scores. Argentina 1-0 Iran and
Nigeria 1-0 Bos-Herce.

Can't understand how a top ranking team like Germany could score 2-2 against an unranked team. Looks as though that outcome has now become the norm.
coolclay
Wow loving the Players league table. Well done Chasbeen!!!
chasbeen
Yesterday

A last minute mistake by USA meant they only drew Portugal, now they have to get something from Germany!

All teams have played two "group games" and have only one game left, the current order for early exit, weakest team sweepstake points is:

Weakest team: Spain 5 points
2nd weakest team: Cameroon 4
3rd weakest team: Honduras 3
4th weakest team: Australia 2
5th weakest team: England 1
5th weakest: Bosnia H'vina 1

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Cameroon 21:00 Brazil
Croatia 21:00 Mexico
Australia 17:00 Spain
Netherlands 17:00 Chile

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Peterssidan
chasbeen wrote:
A last minute mistake by USA meant they only drew Portugal, now they have to get something from Germany!

This makes group G still very interesting. All United States need in the last match is a draw but it will not be easy against Germany. They can make it even if they lose but that depends on the goal difference of the winner of Portugal - Ghana.
deanhills
Wow! Shocked I went from almost top of the list to right at the bottom of the list in one day. Very Happy
chasbeen
deanhills:

Portugal fell out of contention for weak team sweepstake points with that last gasp goal against the USA.

They are also a dirty team hence the mighty fall Smile

PS: I think Ronaldo is playing with a damaged knee. If he continues, he might end his career in Brazil...
Peterssidan
My sweepstake team Croatia plays against Mexico later tonight. They probably need to win in order to advance from the group because I don't think Brazil is going to lose.
chasbeen
Yesterday

Groups A and B finished their games and flying home are Croatia, Cameroon, Spain and Australia.

The current order for early exit, weakest team sweepstake points is:

Weakest team: Cameroon 5
2nd weakest team: Australia 4
3rd weakest team: Honduras 3
4th weakest team: England 2
4th weakest: Bosnia H'vina 2

6 teams are now dirty.

Today:
Greece 21:00 Ivory Coast
Japan 21:00 Colombia
Costa Rica 17:00 England
Italy 17:00 Uruguay


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chasbeen
Yesterday

Groups C and D finished their games and flying home are Cote d'Ivoire, Japan, Italy and England

The current order for early exit, weakest team sweepstake points is:

Weakest team: Cameroon 5
2nd weakest team: Australia 4
3rd weakest team: Honduras 3
4th weakest team: Bosnia H'vina 2
5th weakest: Japan 1
Note that the same player owns Australia and Japan both these teams are clean.

7 teams are now dirty.

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Ecuador 21:00 France
Honduras 21:00 Switzerland
Bosnia H'vina 17:00 Iran
Nigeria 17:00 Argentina

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deanhills
Great to see England didn't give away any goals in its game with Costa Rica. 0-0. Razz
Peterssidan
I feel sad about what happened to Ivory Coast. Against Greece the score was 1-1 at the end of the match and that was all that Ivory Coast needed but a Greece striker kicks the Ivory Coast defender in the leg and also hits the ground with his foot, and this somehow gives Greece a penalty which results in a goal for Greece and no time for Ivory Coast to do anything about it. It's not fair Sad

chasbeen
Peterssidan

Yeah, I saw that from a few angles. He scuffs his foot on the floor because it was deflected by the Ivory Coast player's leg (Green sock). This video shot is the only angle you cannot see that because you cannot see the space between the Greek players kicking foot and the Ivory Coast's penalty offender.

Not trying to start an argument Smile
codegeek
I have no idea how this thing works, but I'm winning! Yippie! Very Happy
Peterssidan
chasbeen

The clip that I posted above was about the only angle I saw a contact on when I watched the match on TV but I found this clip.



And it looks way more like a penalty from that angle. It makes me feel better inside and it explains why the Ivory Coast players didn't protest very much when it happened.

On a related note, I think they often show the replays way too slow on TV. It's impossible to see what kind of speeds are involved. Often you need to see it in full speed to actually understand what happens.

Example:
On the replay: Player A gets tackled by player B.
In normal speed: Player A has much higher speed and runs down player B that has no chance to react.
chasbeen
The referee see's it once. It's hard being an official. The worst official I saw at the WC so far was a linesmen in the Mexico V Cameroon game. That was a 1-0 victory for Mexico eventually but it should have been 3-0 because the same linesmen kept calling offside which also resulted in 2 proper goals being chalked off.

It was so bad that it made me think about Match fixing and the official was not overruled by the referee!
Peterssidan
chasbeen wrote:
The referee see's it once. It's hard being an official.

I know. I didn't mean to criticize the officials. I bet they do as good as they can.
chasbeen
Yesterday

Groups E and F finished their games and flying home are Ecuador, Honduras, Bosnia H'vina and Iran

The current order for early exit, weakest team sweepstake points is:

Weakest team: Cameroon 5
2nd weakest team: Honduras 4
3rd weakest team: Australia 3
4th weakest team: Japan 2
5th weakest: Portugal 1
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8 teams are now dirty.

Today:
Portugal 17:00 Ghana
USA 17:00 Germany
Algeria 21:00 Russia
South Korea 21:00 Belgium

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deanhills
codegeek wrote:
I have no idea how this thing works, but I'm winning! Yippie! Very Happy
Congratulations. Guess it all works with points and the weakest teams! Strength in weakness! Razz

Am looking forward to Portugal vs Ghana today. Wonder who the winner of Group G will be? How do they figure that out? Do they add the total number of goals scored? In which case Germany would be a clear winner? Or does it get assessed differently?
chasbeen
deanhills and all
Group G is by far the most interesting (Both games-KO 17.00 GMT)


Table order is determined by the following rules...

(1)Group points
(2)Goal difference (GD)
(3)Which team scored the most goals. Eg 6-4 > 4-2
(4)Which team did best when the met "head to head"

Can't wait!
Is Ronaldo going to keep playing even though he is damaging his knee even more?
Is Usa's fifa ranking of 13 correct? I mean that's higher than France (17th)!
Portugal still have a chance but they need Germany to crush USA. Germany want to beat the USA so they meet weaker opponents in the knock out stage.
Plus! I'd love to see another African country get through, Ghana have a better chance than Portugal.
Plus plus:Weaker team points will be won permanently today. Owners of these teams will still have a chance of winning or finishing high in the sweepstake...
chasbeen
Yesterday

The group stages are over. 16 of 32 teams fly home. The round of sixteen starts on Saturday.

The sweepstake points for the group stages were awarded as follows:

Weakest team: Cameroon 5
2nd weakest team: Honduras 4
3rd weakest team: Australia 3
4th weakest team: Japan 2
5th weakest: Iran 1
5th weakest: South Korea 1

Note that the same player owns Australia and Japan both these teams are clean.

9 teams are now dirty.
16 teams and 5 players cannot gain or lose any more sweepstake points.

Saturday 28th June:
Brazil 17:00 Chile
Colombia 21:00 Uruguay

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deanhills
Portugal beat Ghana. Cool Germany beat the US. So interesting to see what the verdict is going to be in overall for Group G.
truespeed
I have no idea how this works,dirty teams,clean teams,the top spot occupied by Japan & Australia who are both out. Smile
chasbeen
truespeed
You are languishing in the lower reaches at the moment but you have Brazil. You are very probably going to score high with them.

What happenned?
Well, your other team Italy had a man sent off in the Uruguay games and they also flew home yesterday. That means you lost 2 points (for the sending off) and also you can score no more points from them because Italy are out of the competition.

If Brazil win the World Cup then you would get a further 10 points and catch the current leader.

deanhills
The mighty Germans and (by the skin of their teeth) USA.

Germany, Brazil or Argentina to win the World cup!
chasbeen
Yesterday

*Colombia and Brazil earned knockout points today.
*9 teams are now dirty.
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Player16
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Sunday 29th June:
Netherlands 17:00 Mexico
Costa Rica 21:00 Greece

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Peterssidan
That was a close one for Brazil. Chile was very close to scoring in the match and penalty shootouts can easily go either way.

Poor Uruguay. They really would have needed Suarez. Neutral Was James's goal the goal of the tournament so far?
chasbeen
Peterssidan
Chile should have won it, especially with that shot that bounced back on the field from the crossbar towards the end of extra time. I reckon the World Cup has Brazil's name on it now.

Not sure about Uruguay+Suarez > Colombia and I think that Tim Cahill's goal is 2nd and James's is best because not only did he shoot, he also controlled the ball before launching the missile!
deanhills
chasbeen wrote:


Germany, Brazil or Argentina to win the World cup!
Out of the three I'll be cheering for Argentina. Dancing
chasbeen
Yesterday

*Netherlands and Costa Rica earned knockout points today.
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Monday 30th June
France 17:00 Nigeria
Germany 21:00 Algeria

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*France and Germany earned knockout points today.
*10 teams are now dirty.
*22 teams and 8 players are out and cannot gain or lose any more sweepstake points.

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Player16
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Blaster

Tuesday 1st July:
Argentina 17:00 Switzerland
Belgium 21:00 USA

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truespeed
Player 16 for the win. Wink
Peterssidan
Both my teams (Croatia and Algeria) are now out. I never expected Algeria to push Germany so hard like that, or even advance from the group, but unfortunately I get no points for that. What I have to hope for now is that I don't end up on (shared) bottom place in the sweepstake table.

Looks like France have got there team going now. It will be interesting to see what they can do against Germany in the quarter-finals.
deanhills
Peterssidan wrote:

Looks like France have got there team going now. It will be interesting to see what they can do against Germany in the quarter-finals.
I'm happy with the two last wins. Definitely getting very interesting now. I look forward to both Brazil vs Columbia and France vs Germany. France vs Germany in particular is going to be interesting. Wonder how many penalty goals there will be. Razz

Argentina vs Switzerland - 43 minutes - 0-0 I'm hoping for Argentina but looks they are evenly matched so far.
playfungames
Looks like the teams that I selected are already out.
deanhills
playfungames wrote:
Looks like the teams that I selected are already out.
You were very much in the winning seat for a few days PFG. You must have missed that! Very Happy

So Argentina won their game against the Swiss (1-0) as well as Belgium beat USA (2-1). I like how the games are going these days. Razz
Peterssidan
The favorites struggle, but usually wins in the end.
deanhills
Peterssidan wrote:
The favorites struggle, but usually wins in the end.
It looks that way except of course for Spain.
chasbeen
Yesterday

*Argentina and Belgium earned knockout points today.
*10 teams are now dirty.
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Blaster

Friday 4th July:
France 17:00 Germany
Brazil 21:00 Colombia

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Peterssidan
deanhills wrote:
Peterssidan wrote:
The favorites struggle, but usually wins in the end.
It looks that way except of course for Spain.

I was mostly thinking about the round of 16. Brazil, France, Germany and Belgium all had to play extra time to decide the winner and the Netherlands wasn't far away from losing, one goal down, 3 minutes left.
deanhills
Peterssidan wrote:
deanhills wrote:
Peterssidan wrote:
The favorites struggle, but usually wins in the end.
It looks that way except of course for Spain.

I was mostly thinking about the round of 16. Brazil, France, Germany and Belgium all had to play extra time to decide the winner and the Netherlands wasn't far away from losing, one goal down, 3 minutes left.
OK I got it. Apologies, I was unaware of the finer details.
deanhills
Darn it's quiet in this thread. How could it be? Two important matches going down today:

17:00 France-Germany
21:00 Brazil-Colombia

So here's a prediction by an elephant that Germany will beat France tonight ... Very Happy

Peterssidan
Those matches are not until tomorrow.
codegeek
So I can't earn any more points? Confused
Any chance I'll still emerge the winner at the end? Very Happy
deanhills
Peterssidan wrote:
Those matches are not until tomorrow.
Oops! Razz So they must be having a break then? Going to be a great weekend for football for sure.
truespeed
I still don't get how codegeek can be top when his two teams went out at the group stage.one finishing bottom of the group,I guess it's all to do with world rankings,but world rankings mean very little in reality,England were ranked quite high,but they are not as good as their ranking.

*Just noticed,all the top three places are filled by teams who went out in the groups.
deanhills
truespeed wrote:
I still don't get how codegeek can be top when his two teams went out at the group stage.one finishing bottom of the group,I guess it's all to do with world rankings,but world rankings mean very little in reality,England were ranked quite high,but they are not as good as their ranking.

*Just noticed,all the top three places are filled by teams who went out in the groups.
Puzzles me too. The rankings didn't make that much sense either until Peterssidan explained it to me. However I get it that there must be a very special art to calculating the formula for the sweepstakes and maybe it took quite a bit of hard work to put it all together. So that probably makes for an interesting sweepstakes that transcends your usual boring straight up and down wins.

I'm probably a bit more boring though and prefer traditional and conservative transparent competitions where the winners exactly correspond with how the teams did in the competition "win wise" regardless of their rankings. I.e. if Germany wins, then the person who selected Germany is the all out winner, and if Germany played Argentina, then the person who had Argentina is the runner up, etc.
chasbeen
truespeed

There was sweepstake points to be won during the group stage which is now over.

Once the group stage is over then points start to be awarded to teams that advance further in the competition.

The quarter finals start today and the winners of today's (and tomorrows) games will get more points.

PS: It's always fun to watch players hoping there team get soundly beaten during the group stage Smile
chasbeen
Yesterday

*Germany and Brazil earned knockout points today.
*10 teams are now dirty.
*26 teams and 11 players are out and cannot gain or lose any more sweepstake points.

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Player16
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Saturday 5th July 2014
Argentina 17:00 Belgium
Netherlands 21:00 Costa Rica

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RosenCruz
Germany and Brazil will keep going. I feel bad for Colombia Crying or Very sad
Peterssidan
The big stars of the two teams, James Rodríguez and Neymar, didn't have it easy in the Brazil - Colombia match. They say Neymar injured and will not be able to play in the last two matches.
RosenCruz
I m glad that Neymar guy is off although I m sorry it is due to an injury. I just dont like him. Rolling Eyes

Now bring that cup back to Europe with bottles of beer !!!!!!!!!!!!!
chasbeen
P
Big picture on the BVC game

Referee was not penalizing Brazillians for kicking C's best player all over the park.
Therefore the kicking continued and C's vengeance was swift but fortunately not career ending.

Something stinks with the officials in some games.
This one and the MexicoVCameroon..
chasbeen
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*Argentina and Netherlands earned knockout points today.
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Tuesday 8th July 2014
Semi-Final

Brazil 19:00 Germany

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Peterssidan
It's quite interesting that there are 2 pairs of neighboring countries left. It could be Brazil - Argentina and Germany - Netherlands that meet in the final and third place match.
chasbeen
I love football. Brazil were a negative force in the world cup and this finally caught up with them in the semi-final....

1 - 7
chasbeen
Yesterday

Germany will meet Argentina or Netherlands in the Sunday final. Brazil will play 3rd/4th play off on Saturday.

The winner of the 3rd/4th play off will get 2 points and the loser one point.
The winner of the final will get a further three knockout points.

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Wednesday 9th July 2014
Semi-Final
Netherlands 19:00 Argentina

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Peterssidan
It's all looking a bit German isn't it!

If Holland get through i'll support them. (I lived there a bit)
If Argentina get through i'm leaning towards the Germans again!
Peterssidan
chasbeen wrote:
Peterssidan
It's all looking a bit German isn't it!

Yes, but every match is a new match and the win over Brazil doesn't mean they will be able to just trash any competition.

I missed the first part of the match so I only watched from 0-4 and then it felt like the match was over already so I can't say anything about how good Germany really was. How was the match before the first goal and before the second goal? Was the feeling that Brazil didn't have a chance from the start or did it all started to go downhill when the goals came?
chasbeen
Peterssidan:

Brazil were playing far to forward from kick off but Germany were not intimidated. The first goal came after 10 minutes from a 3 man set piece from a corner. This left the vulnerable Brazillian defence completely exposed.

After the first goal (and several near misses) the Brazilians started to play a lot more cautiously. They were also not getting the home referee decisions from the referee so (for example) the diving was ignored (Although they were still not seeing any yellow for this. Again!) Players like Luiz pushed forward like they were attacking players and the growing weakness in the Brazillian defence (Without the control of the suspended Silva) became completely exposed. If you came in at 4-0 then you saw the 29th minute missile burst the Brazillian net, just before that (I think 22-27) the Brazillians were getting the ball taken off them like they were children and the Germans scored 3 in 4-5 minutes....

(Written in the blood of the bleeding Brazilians)

I've never seen a game like it. It's worth finding those 22-27 minutes on the internet...
Peterssidan
Thanks for the summary, chasbeen. I have found the match so I'm going to watch it again (at least the part that I missed).

EDIT: So I have watched the first 30 minutes now and yeah, there was something missing in their way of defending. It might have been enough for a weaker team but not for Germany.
RosenCruz
I love Germany. It is a country of excellence, discipline, good beer, good industrialization and educated people. No wonder they are creating wonders on soccer field.

I love Netherlands too. I will be happy if any of em gets the cup and brings it to Europe. As it should be Wink
truespeed
Peterssidan wrote:
Thanks for the summary, chasbeen. I have found the match so I'm going to watch it again (at least the part that I missed).

EDIT: So I have watched the first 30 minutes now and yeah, there was something missing in their way of defending. It might have been enough for a weaker team but not for Germany.


Thiago Silva who was banned for this game was the thing missing. Smile
Peterssidan
Here are some posts that disappeared after the server move:

chasbeen wrote:
Yesterday

*Germany will meet Argentina in the Sunday final. The winner of the final will get a further three knockout points.

*Brazil will play 3rd/4th play off with Netherlands on Saturday. The winner of the 3rd/4th play off will get 2 points and the loser one point.

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Damn... Oranges are off now !!!!! Shocked Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
chasbeen
Germany V Argentina final
The winner will gain a further 3 points and that will decide the winner of the Sweepstake, almost.

Netherlands could finish first but that would only happen if the World Cup winner has a player sent off during the game.

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Sunday 13th July 2014
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Cup is coming back to Berlin. Good work Panzers !!!!
Peterssidan
I think Germany deserved to win the World Cup because they have simply been the best. I'm glad it didn't have to come to penalty shootouts to decide the winner. Congratulations to LxGoodies for winning this sweepstake. Applause
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