Congratulations to Joel!
It was a close one, but Joel picking Belgium was the pick of the tournament. He ends up with 209 points, edging out Charles who had 208 and me with 207. This was one of the most exciting World Cups I have ever witnessed and the excitement was only extrapolated by how close this pool was. Maybe we can get everybody back together for the Women’s World Cup next year!
When Shawn gave me the idea for setting up a pool for the World Cup, she just wanted to start a fun little competition between us and some friends. I thought it would be a good opportunity to make watching the games more exciting especially amongst some friends who may not have had as much interest in the games as others. Little did I know, this would be one of the most exciting World Cup tournaments I had ever witnessed on the 20th Anniversary of the first World Cup I followed (I was a big OG Ronald fan).
We all filled out brackets before the knockout round started that are set in stone. In addition to picking winners, we picked how many goals we thought would be scored for each match. The Rules are as follows:
- Each round of the knockout tournament has different point values for choosing the winning team
- Round of 16 – 5 pts
- Quarter Final – 7 pts
- Semi Final – 9 pts
- Final – 10 pts
- Consolation – 5 pts
- For each total goals scored guessed correctly 5 pts will be rewarded no matter which round of play
- This way, even if you pick the wrong teams, you still have a chance to score points
- Combining the point totals from the Group Round with the point totals in this round will decide the first Sticker Fridge World Cup 2018 Pool Champion!
|Round of 16||Quarter Finals||Semi Finals||Consolation||World Cup||Total|
|France vs Argentina||France||7||Uruguay vs France||France||2|
|Uruguay vs Argentina||Uruguay||3||Brazil vs Belgium||Belgium||3|
|Spain vs Russia||Russia||2||England vs Sweden||England||2|
|Croatia vs Denmark||Croatia||2||Russia vs Croatia||Croatia||4|
|Brazil vs Mexico||Brazil||2||France vs Belgium||France||1|
|Belgium vs Japan||Belgium||5||England vs Croatia||Croatia||3|
|Sweden vs Switzerland||Sweden||1||England vs Belgium||Belgium||2|
|Colombia vs England||England||2||France vs Croatia||France||6|