The 2018 World Cup is upon us and just like USMNT in the last qualifier, we came a little unprepared. Just because we can’t chant “I believe that we will win” while watching the game doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the matches. For the occasion, I gathered a group of friends ranging from moderate to very little soccer knowledge to place some bets on the tournament. Disorganized, we had to skip the first game where Russia predictably beat Saudi Arabia. But from here on out, we’re going to keep up with all the games with a point system that, at the end, will determine one true winner.

Rules:

  • For every match, everybody must choose whom they think will win AND what they think the final score will be.
    • Picking the winning team: 5 pts
      • Guessing the correct score: 1 pt
    • Picking the losing team: 0 pts
    • Picking a draw for a match that ends in a draw: 5 pts
      • Guessing the correct score: 1 pt
    • Picking a draw for a match that does not end in a draw: 0 pts
    • Picking a team to win but match ends in a draw: 2 points
  • Whoever has the most points at the end of the tournament wins.

The group stage round is finished and as we head into the knockout round bracket first and last place are separated by 32 points. The knockout round will have different rules so it’s still a close game.

Check out the results of the final round here!

6/15 6/16 6/17 6/18 6/19 6/20 6/21 6/22 6/23 6/24 6/25 6/26 6/27 6/28 Total
Alissa 7 8 7 11 5 16 12 10 15 12 4 16 7 10 140
Brent 8 8 2 15 6 10 2 10 10 10 4 13 17 10 125
Charles 7 18 7 16 5 15 7 11 15 12 4 17 7 15 156
Erik 7 8 7 15 5 15 7 17 15 12 9 12 7 15 151
Irvin 10 12 2 15 5 15 7 6 16 12 4 13 7 0 124
Joel 7 12 7 15 5 15 7 11 15 12 13 12 7 10 148
Kyle 7 8 2 15 10 15 7 10 15 12 9 17 7 5 139
Shawn 7 7 7 16 5 15 7 5 15 7 4 18 7 11 131
Vikki 7 13 2 15 10 16 2 11 15 7 9 13 7 11 138
Zach 7 12 2 16 5 16 7 6 15 12 4 12 7 5 126

June 28

June 28:

  • Senegal 0-1 Colombia
  • Japan 0-1 Poland
  • Belgium 1-0 England
  • Panama 1-2 Tunisia
Senegal vs Colombia Japan vs Poland Belgium vs England Panama vs Tunisia
Alissa Senegal 2-1 Japan 1-0 Belgium 3-1 Tunisia 1-0
Brent Colombia 2-0 Japan 1-0 Belgium 3-2 Draw 2-2
Charles Colombia 2-1 Japan 2-1 Belgium 2-1 Tunisia 2-0
Erik Colombia 2-1 Japan 2-0 Belgium 3-1 Tunisia 1-0
Irvin Draw 1-1 Japan 2-1 England 3-2 Panama 2-1
Joel Draw 2-2 Japan 4-2 Belgium 4-3 Tunisia 3-1
Kyle Colombia 2-1 Japan 2-1 England 2-1 Panama 2-1
Shawn Colombia 2-0 Poland 1-0 England 2-1 Panama 2-0
Vikki Colombia 2-1 Poland 1-0 England 2-1 Panama 1-0
Zach Colombia 2-1 Draw 1-1 England 2-1 Panama 1-0

June 27

June 27:

  • Mexico 0-3 Sweden
  • Germany 0-2 South Korea
  • Switzerland 2-2 Costa Rica
  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia
Mexico vs Sweden Germany vs South Korea Switzerland vs Costa Rica Brazil vs Serbia
Alissa Mexico 2-1 Draw 1-1 Switzerland 2-0 Brazil 2-1
Brent Sweden 2-1 Germany 3-0 Draw 2-2 Brazil 2-0
Charles Draw 1-1 Germany 3-0 Switzerland 1-0 Brazil 2-1
Erik Mexico 2-1 Germany 3-0 Switzerland 2-0 Brazil 2-1
Irvin Mexico 2-1 Germany 5-0  Switzerland 2-1 Brazil 1-0
Joel Draw 2-2 Germany 3-1  Switzerland 3-1  Brazil 2-1
Kyle  Mexico 2-1 Germany 2-1 Switzerland 2-1 Brazil 2-1
Shawn  Mexico 2-0 Germany 2-1 Switzerland 2-1 Brazil 2-1
Vikki  Mexico 3-0 Germany 3-1 Switzerland 2-1 Brazil 3-2
Zach  Mexico 2-1 Germany 2-1 Switzerland 1-0 Brazil 1-0

June 26

June 26:

  • Australia 0-2 Peru
  • Denmark 0-0 France
  • Iceland 1-2 Croatia
  • Argentina 2-1 Nigeria
Australia vs Peru Denmark vs France Iceland vs Croatia Argentina vs Nigeria
Alissa Australia 1-0 Draw 1-1 Croatia 3-1 Argentina 2-1
Brent Australia 2-0 France 3-1 Croatia 2-1 Argentina 1-0
Charles Australia 2-1 Draw 1-1 Croatia 2-1 Argentina 2-1
Erik Australia 2-0 France 2-0 Croatia 2-0 Argentina 3-2
Irvin Peru 1-0 France 2-1 Croatia 2-1 Draw 2-2
Joel Australia 2-0 France 2-1 Croatia 3-0 Argentina 3-2
Kyle Peru 2-1 Denmark 3-2 Croatia 2-0 Argentina 3-0
Shawn Peru 2-1 France 1-0 Croatia 2-1 Argentina 2-0
Vikki Peru 1-0 France 2-1 Draw 1-1 Argentina 2-1
Zach Draw 1-1 France 2-1 Croatia 1-0 Argentina 1-0

June 25

June 25:

  • Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt
  • Uruguay 3-0 Russia
  • Iran 1-1 Portugal
  • Spain 2-2 Morocco
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Uruguay vs Russia Iran vs Portugal Spain vs Morocco
Alissa Draw 0-0 Russia 2-1 Portugal 3-0 Spain 2-1
Brent Egypt 2-1 Russia 1-0 Portugal 4-1 Spain 3-1
Charles Egypt 1-0 Russia 2-1 Portugal 4-1 Spain 3-1
Erik Egypt 2-0 Uruguay 2-1 Portugal 3-0 Spain 3-0
Irvin Egypt 2-1 Russia 2-1 Portugal 5-0 Spain 3-0
Joel Egypt 1-0 Uruguay 2-1 Draw 1-1 Spain 3-1
Kyle Egypt 1-0 Uruguay 2-1 Portugal 3-1 Spain 2-1
Shawn Egypt 2-0 Russia 1-0 Portugal 3-1 Spain 2-0
Vikki Draw 1-1 Uruguay 2-1 Portugal 3-1 Spain 2-0
Zach Egypt 1-0 Russia 3-0 Portugal 2-1 Spain 2-0

June 24

June 24:

  • England 6-1 Panama
  • Japan 2-2 Senegal
  • Colombia 3-0 Poland
England vs Panama Japan vs Senegal Colombia vs Poland
Alissa England 2-1 Senegal 1-0 Colombia 1-0
Brent England 2-1 Draw 1-1 Poland 1-0
Charles England 2-0 Japan 2-1 Colombia 2-0
Erik England 2-0 Senegal 2-1 Colombia 2-1
Irvin England 3-2 Japan 2-1 Colombia 2-1
Joel England 2-0 Senegal 2-1 Colombia 3-1
Kyle England 3-1 Japan 1-0 Colombia 4-2
Shawn England 2-0 Senegal 1-0 Draw 0-0
Vikki Draw 1-1 Senegal 1-0 Colombia 2-1
Zach England 1-0 Japan 1-0 Colombia 2-1

June 23

June 23

  • Belgium 5-2 Tunisia
  • Mexico 2-1 South Korea
  • Germany 2-1 Sweden
Belgium vs Tunisia Mexico vs South Korea Germany vs Sweden
Alissa Belgium 2-1 Mexico 1-0 Germany 1-0
Brent Belgium 2-0 Mexico 3-1 Draw 1-1
Charles Belgium 3-0 Mexico 2-0 Germany 3-0
Erik Belgium 3-0 Mexico 2-0 Germany 2-0
Irvin Belgium 1-0 Mexico 2-0 Germany 2-1
Joel Belgium 2-0 Mexico 2-0 Germany 1-0
Kyle Belgium 1-0 Mexico 2-0 Germany 3-2
Shawn Belgium 3-1 Mexico 4-2 Germany 3-1
Vikki Belgium 2-1 Mexico 3-0 Germany 2-0
Zach Belgium 2-1 Mexico 2-0 Germany 1-0

June 22

June 22: 

  • Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica
  • Nigeria 2-0 Iceland
  • Serbia 1-2 Switzerland
Brazil vs Costa Rica Nigeria vs Iceland Serbia vs Switzerland
Alissa Brazil 1-0 Nigeria 1-0 Serbia 2-1
Brent Brazil 2-1 Iceland 1-0 Switzerland 2-0
Charles Brazil 2-0 Draw 1-1 Switzerland 1-0
Erik Brazil 2-0 Nigeria 1-0 Switzerland 2-1
Irvin Brazil 2-0 Iceland 2-1 Draw 2-2
Joel Brazil 2-0 Draw 1-1 Switzerland 1-0
Kyle Brazil 4-1 Draw 2-2 Switzerland 2-0
Shawn Brazil 3-1 Draw 0-0 Serbia 3-2
Vikki Brazil 3-1 Iceland 2-1 Switzerland 2-1
Zach Brazil 2-0 Draw 1-1 Serbia 1-0

June 21

June 21: 

  • Denmark 1-1 Australia
  • France 1-0 Peru
  • Argentina 0-3 Croatia
Denmark vs Australia France vs Peru Argentina vs Croatia
Alissa Draw 1-1 France 1-0 Argentina 2-1
Brent Denmark 1-0 Draw 2-2 Argentina 3-1
Charles Denmark 2-0 France 2-1 Argentina 2-1
Erik Denmark 2-0 France 2-0 Argentina 2-1
Irvin Denmark 2-0 France 2-1 Argentina 1-0
Joel Denmark 1-0 France 2-1 Argentina 2-0
Kyle Denmark 2-1 France 1-0 Argentina 3-0
Shawn Denmark 4-3 France 4-0 Argentina 3-2
Vikki Denmark 2-1 Peru 3-1 Draw 2-2
Zach Denmark 1-0 France 2-1 Argentina 1-0

June 20

June 20:

  • Portugal 1-0 Morocco
  • Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia
  • Spain 1-0 Iran
Portugal vs Morocco Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia Spain vs Iran
Alissa Portugal 1-0 Uruguay 2-0 Spain 2-1
Brent Portugal 3-0 Draw 1-1 Spain 2-1
Charles Portugal 2-0 Uruguay 3-0 Spain 3-0
Erik Portugal 3-0 Uruguay 2-0 Spain 3-0
Irvin Portugal 3-1 Uruguay 4-0 Spain 5-0
Joel Portugal 3-0 Uruguay 6-0 Spain 3-0
Kyle Portugal 2-0 Uruguay 3-1 Spain 4-0
Shawn Portugal 5-0 Uruguay 4-1 Spain 5-1
Vikki Portugal 3-1 Uruguay 1-0 Spain 3-0
Zach Portugal 2-1 Uruguay 1-0 Spain 2-1

June 19

June 19:

  • Colombia 1-2 Japan
  • Poland 1-2 Senegal
  • Russia 3-1 Egypt
Colombia vs Japan Poland vs Senegal Russia vs Egypt
Alissa Colombia 2-1 Draw 0-0 Russia 1-0
Brent Colombia 3-0 Senegal 2-1 Draw 1-1
Charles Colombia 2-1 Poland 1-0 Russia 3-0
Erik Colombia 2-0 Poland 1-0 Russia 2-1
Irvin Colombia 3-0 Poland 2-1 Russia 3-2
Joel Colombia 1-0 Poland 2-1 Draw 1-1
Kyle Japan 4-1 Draw 0-0 Russia 2-0
Shawn Colombia 3-2 Poland 2-1 Russia 4-2
Vikki Colombia 3-0 Senegal 3-1 Russia 1-0
Zach Colombia 2-0 Poland 1-0 Russia 2-0

June 18

June 18:

  • Sweden 1-0 South Korea
  • Belgium 3-0 Panama
  • England 2-1 Tunisia
Sweden vs South Korea Belgium vs Panama England vs Tunisia
Alissa Sweden 1-0 Draw 0-0 England 2-0
Brent Sweden 2-0 Belgium 3-1 England 1-0
Charles Sweden 2-0 Belgium 3-0 England 2-0
Erik Sweden 2-0 Belgium 2-0 England 1-0
Irvin Sweden 2-1 Belgium 1-0 England 1-0
Joel Sweden 2-1 Belgium 4-0 England 2-0
Kyle Sweden 2-1 Belgium 3-2 England 2-0
Shawn Sweden 2-1 Belgium 3-0 England 3-1
Vikki Sweden 2-1 Belgium 1-0 England 2-0
Zach Sweden 1-0 Belgium 2-0 England 1-0

June 17

June 17:

  • Costa Rica 0 – 1 Serbia
  • Germany 0 – 1 Mexico
  • Brazil 1 -1 Switzerland
Costa Rica vs Serbia Germany vs Mexico Brazil vs Switzerland
Alissa Draw 1-1 Mexico 2-1 Brazil 2-1
Brent Costa Rica 2-1 Germany 3-1 Brazil 3-0
Charles Serbia 2-1 Germany 3-1 Brazil 3-0
Erik Serbia 2 -1 Germany 3-2 Brazil 3-2
Irvin Costa Rica 1-0 Germany 4-1 Brazil 2-0
Joel Serbia 3-0 Germany 4-2 Brazil 3-0
Kyle Germany 3-1 Brazil 2-1
Shawn Serbia 2-1 Germany 3-2 Brazil 4-1
Vikki Draw 1-1 Germany 2-0 Brazil 2-1
Zach Costa Rica 1-0 Germany 2-1 Brazil 2-1

June 16

June 16:

  • France 2-1 Australia
  • Argentina 1-1 Iceland
  • Peru 0-1 Denmark
  • Nigeria 0-2 Croatia
France vs Australia  Argentina vs Iceland Peru vs Denmark Nigeria vs Croatia
Alissa Australia 1-0 Argentina 2-0 Denmark 1-0 Nigeria 1-0
Brent France 2-1 Argentina 4-0 Draw 0-0 Nigeria 1-0
Charles France 2-1 Argentina 3-0 Denmark 2-0 Croatia 2-0
Erik France 2-1 Argentina 3-0 Draw 0-0 Nigeria 2-0
Irvin France 4-0 Argentina 2-1 Draw 1-1 Croatia 1-0
Joel France 3-1 Argentina 4-2 Draw 1-1 Croatia 2-1
Kyle France 2-1 Argentina 3-0 Peru 1-0 Draw 0-0
Shawn France 4-1 Argentina 5-2 Draw 2-2 Nigeria 3-2
Vikki France 2-1 Argentina 3-0 Denmark 3-2 Nigeria 2-0
Zach France 3-1 Argentina 2-1 Draw 1-1 Croatia 1-0

June 15

June 15:

  • Uruguay 1 – 0 Egypt
  • Morocco 0 – 1 Iran
  • Portugal 3 – 3 Spain
Uruguay vs Egypt Morocco vs Iran Spain vs Portugal
Alissa Uruguay 4-1 Morocco 2-0 Spain 3-2
Brent Draw 1-1 Iran 1-0 Portugal 3-2
Charles Uruguay 2-0 Draw 1-1 Spain 2-1
Erik Uruguay 2-1 Morocco 1-0 Portugal 3-2
Irvin Uruguay 3-2 Morocco 3-0 Draw 2-2
Joel Uruguay 3-1 Morocco 2-0 Spain 3-2
Kyle Uruguay 4-0 Draw 1-1 Spain 3-1
Shawn Uruguay 3-0 Morocco 1-0 Spain 2-1
Vikki Uruguay 2-0 Morocco 2-1 Spain 3-2
Zach Uruguay 2-1 Draw 1-1 Portugal 3-2

 

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