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World Cup Betting

by DoDo Thu Jun 12th, 2014 at 03:41:54 PM EST

Which are your picks for group winners and second-placed?

What about the knock-out round?


For help, the groups:

Group A:
Brazil
Croatia
Cameroon
Mexico

Group B:
Australia
Chile
The Netherlands
Spain

Group C:
Ivory Coast
Greece
Japan
Columbia

Group D:
England
Costa Rica
Italy
Uruguay

Group E:
Ecuador
France
Honduras
Switzerland

Group F:
Argentina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iran
Nigeria

Group G:
USA
Ghana
Germany
Portugal

Group H:
Algeria
Belgium
South Korea
Russia

...the pairings for the eight-finals:

EF1: A1 vs B2
EF2: C1 vs D2
EF3: B1 vs A2
EF4: D1 vs C2
EF5: E1 vs F2
EF6: G1 vs H2
EF7: F1 vs E2
EF8: H1 vs G2

...the quarter-finals:

QF1: EF5W vs EF6W
QF2: EF1W vs EF2W
QF3: EF7W vs EF8W
QF4: EF3W vs EF4W

...the semi-finals:

SF1: QQF1W vs QF2W
SF2: QQF3W vs QF4W

...and you can guess the match-ups for the third-place and final matches.

Display:
A1: Brazil
A2: Mexico

B1: Spain
B2: Chile

C1: Columbia
C2: Japan

D1: Uruguay
D2: Italy

E1: Switzerland
E2: France

F1: Argentina
F2: Bosnia and Herzegovina

G1: Germany
G2: Portugal

H1: South Korea
H2: Belgium

EF1: Brazil
EF2: Columbia
EF3: Mexico
EF4: Uruguay
EF5: Bosnia and Herzegovina
EF6: Germany
EF7: Argentina
EF8: Portugal

QF1: Germany
QF2: Brazil
QF3: Argentina
QF4: Uruguay

SF1: Brazil
SF2: Argentina

3rd place: Uruguay
Final: Argentina

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Jun 12th, 2014 at 03:49:02 PM EST
EF1: Brazil
EF2: Columbia
EF3: Mexico
EF4: Costa Rica
EF5: France
EF6: Germany
EF7: Argentina
EF8: Belgium

QF1: Germany
QF2: Brazil
QF3: Argentina
QF4: Mexico

SF1: Brazil
SF2: Argentina

3rd place: Mexico
Final: Argentina

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Jun 27th, 2014 at 09:42:24 AM EST
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From a position of near-complete ignorance (but having watched the opening match) :

Group A:
Brazil, Croatia
(Croatia being the better team, on tonight's showing. Except for the keeper)

Group B:
Spain, Netherlands

Group C:
Columbia, Ivory Coast

Group D:
Italy, Uruguay

Group E:
France, Ecuador

Group F:
Argentina, Bosnia

Group G:
Germany, Portugal

Group H:
Belgium, South Korea

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Jun 12th, 2014 at 06:04:49 PM EST
Second round:
EF1: Brazil
EF2: Uruguay
EF3: Croatia
EF4: Italy
EF5: France
EF6: Germany
EF7: Argentina
EF8: Portugal

quarter-finals:

QF1: France
QF2: Brazil
QF3: Argentina
QF4: Croatia

...I'll stop there. My record is not good in these exercises.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Jun 12th, 2014 at 06:19:54 PM EST
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Group A:

Brazil
Cameroon

Group B:

Netherlands
Spain

Group C:

Colombia
Japan

Group D:

Costa Rica
Italy

Group E:

Switzerland
Ecuador

Group F:

Iran
Argentina

Group G:

Germany
USA

Group H:

S. Korea
Russia

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 13th, 2014 at 03:46:19 AM EST
Brazil - Spain
Colombia - Italy
Switzerland - Argentina
Germany - Russia
Netherlands - Cameroon
Costa Rica - Japan
Iran - Ecuador
S. Korea - USA

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 13th, 2014 at 03:49:15 AM EST
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Quarter-finals

Spain - Italy
Switzerland - Germany
Netherlands - Japan
Iran - USA

Semifinals

Spain - Germany
Netherlands - USA

3rd place

Germany - USA

Final

Spain - Netherlands

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 13th, 2014 at 03:51:07 AM EST
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Wow. I did think that both the golden Spanish team and the ball possession strategy are past their prime, but such a total disintegration... I am speechless.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jun 13th, 2014 at 04:55:48 PM EST
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A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 13th, 2014 at 05:07:33 PM EST
[ Parent ]
And here I was thinking that van Persie and Robben look burnt out after the club season and the young'uns are inexperienced...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jun 13th, 2014 at 05:22:40 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Good calls on the Netherlands and Costa Rica. So what do you know about Iran that we don't?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Sat Jun 14th, 2014 at 05:27:15 PM EST
[ Parent ]
More like what I know about Argentina that you dont :D

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 15th, 2014 at 10:40:17 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Tell us more!

I read the coach made a mistake in the first half, over-defending while not giving Messi enough room to roam (Maxi Rodriguez was in the way), which he corrected with the substitutions at the start of the second half.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Jun 16th, 2014 at 01:07:14 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Nah. Having watched as much of Nigeria-Iran as I could stand (about 5 minutes), I can assure you that neither of those teams are going through. Argentina, Bosnia it is.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Jun 16th, 2014 at 06:21:44 PM EST
[ Parent ]



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jun 17th, 2014 at 09:41:50 AM EST
[ Parent ]
What have you known about Costa Rica others haven't?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jun 27th, 2014 at 09:45:52 AM EST
[ Parent ]


A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 13th, 2014 at 06:15:10 AM EST
Ooooh gosh, sorry, only just saw this. It's quite a hard cup to predict but....

A1. Brazil
A2. Mexico

B1 Netherlands
B2 Spain (knowing the result of their matchup)

C1 Ivory Coast
C2 Columbia

D1 Italy
D2 England

E1 France
E2 Ecuador

F1 Argentina
F2 Nigeria

G1 Germany
G2 USA

H1 Belgium
H2 Algeria

EF1 Brazil
EF2 Ivory coast
EF3 Netherlands
EF4 Italy
EF5 France
EF6 Germany
EF7 Argentina
EF8 Belgium

QF1 Germany
QF2 Brazil
QF3 Belgium
QF4 Netherlands

SF1 Germany
SF2 Belgium

W Germany
3rd Netherlands

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jun 15th, 2014 at 12:25:20 PM EST
didn't notice it myself till too many matches had happened

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Jun 16th, 2014 at 12:21:49 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Nah, go 'ead

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jun 16th, 2014 at 03:24:27 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Brazil
Mexico

Netherlands
Chile

Columbia
Ivory Coast

Italy
England

France
Ecuador

Argentina
Bosnia

Germany
USA

Belgium
South Korea

Rd 2 winners

Brazil

England

Netherlands

Ivory Coast

Bosnia

Germany

Argentina

Belgium

Quater finals

Germany

Brazil

Argentina

Netherlands

Semi Final

Germany

Netherlands

Final

winners Netherlands

winner of 3rd place Brazil


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jun 17th, 2014 at 10:00:22 AM EST
Hi Everybody - late on the scene, but I just had to watch a bit to get a feel for the countries/teams (which I knew nothing about). So finally, here's my picks:

1A Brazil 2A Mexico
1B Netherlands 2B Chile
1C Columbia 2C Cote D'Ivoire
1D Costa Rica 2D Uruguay
1E France 2E Switzerland
1F Argentina 2F Nigeria
1G Germany 2G USA
1H Belgium 2H Algeria

Round of 16

1A Brazil v 2B Chile = Brazil
1C Columbia v 2D Uruguay = Uruguay

1E France v 2F Nigeria = France
1G German v 2H Algeria = Germany

1B Netherlands v 2A Mexico = Netherlands
1D Costa Rica v 2C Cote D'Ivoire = Costa Rica

1F Argentia v 2E Switzerland = Argentina
1H Belgium v 2 G USA = USA

Round of 8

Brazil v Uruguay = Brazil

France v Germany = France (!!)

Netherlands v Costa Rica = Netherlands

Argentina v USA = Argentina

Final four:

Brazil v France = Brazil

Netherlands v Argentina = Netherlands

3rd Place: France v Argentina = France

Final = Brazil v Netherlands = Netherlands (finally wins their cup!!)

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by whataboutbob on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 12:57:01 AM EST



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 06:02:34 AM EST
[A partial] list of records broken by England at World Cup - Goal.com
England's tally of just one point is their lowest ever in a World Cup group stage
England lost their opening two World Cup games for the first time ever
England have not been eliminated at the group stage since 1958
England failed to win a game at a World Cup for the first time since 1958
Two goals is the lowest tally for England at a World Cup since their tournament debut in 1950
England have not conceded four goals in the group stage since 1958
Uruguay's win over England was their first against a European side in 16 tries - a run dating back to 1970
England have drawn more games 0-0 at World Cups than any other nation, with 11.
England's shot conversion rate of 6.06 per cent is the worst of any side with two or more goals at this year's World Cup
Roy Hodgson has won none of his last five games at World Cups
Frank Lampard has hit 40 shots at World Cups without scoring, more than any other player (1966-2014)
In an international pool of 47, I put England-Spain in the finals. Will be the last!
by das monde on Thu Jun 26th, 2014 at 02:29:22 AM EST
The pairs in the round of 16:
#BRA v #CHI
#COL v #URU
#NED v #MEX
#CRC v #GRE
#FRA v #NGA
#ARG v #SUI
#GER v #ALG
#BEL v #USA

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Jun 26th, 2014 at 06:01:33 PM EST
This is how well we did thus far:

Helen
Betting personAdvancing teamsAdvancing teams
with positions
DoDo10/166/16
eurogreen8/167/16
Migeru8/166/16
11/1610/16
ceebs10/1610/16
whataboutbob15/1615/16

Of course late-comers had better scores :-)

What are your revised bets for the knock-out stages?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Jun 27th, 2014 at 09:36:35 AM EST
good job I didn't change anything

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jul 8th, 2014 at 06:03:16 PM EST
[ Parent ]
ok, how about this:

EF1: Brazil
EF2: Colombia
EF3: Netherlands
EF4: Costa Rica
EF5: France
EF6: Germany
EF7: Argentina
EF8: Belgium

QF1: Colombia
QF2: France
QF3: Netherlands
QF4: Argentina

SF1: France
SF2: Argentina

3rd place: Netherlands
Final: Argentina

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Jun 27th, 2014 at 11:03:51 AM EST
Disappointingly, I picked all 8. The recurring scenario : plucky underdog sees its hopes dashed at the finish. Not a single one of them made it, despite eight hard-fought matches.

Revisions to my predictions? I would tend to down-rate Argentina. Which, all else being equal, promotes the Netherlands to the final. And makes France overall winner. But I haven't seen a full match by Colombia yet...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Jul 2nd, 2014 at 06:42:07 AM EST
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