Just less than 2 weeks before the tournament gets under way in Brazil. I'm sure we're looking forward to some incredible matches, rising stars and there's sure to be some memorable sporting moments.
Predict and discuss anything related to the tournament in this thread. I'll try to update the thread with results and stats as often as possible. Poke me if I forget .
Let's have fun!
- Ivory Coast
- Costa Rica
Quarter Finals4 July 2014
Winner Second-round 5 v Winner Second-round 6
Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 17:00
4 July 2014
Winner Second-round 1 v Winner Second-round 2
Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 21:00
5 July 2014
Winner Second-round 7 v Winner Second-round 8
Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00
5 July 2014
Winner Second-round 3 v Winner Second-round 4
Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 21:00
8 July 2014
Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2
Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 21:00
9 July 2014
Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4
Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 21:00
12 July 2014
3rd Place Play-off
Loser semi-final 1 v Loser semi-final 2
Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 21:00
13 July 2014Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2All match times shown are British Summer Time (BST)
Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 20:00
Last edited by goldb; May 31, 2014 at 09:39 AM.
I was thinking of doing a thread like this but I guessed someone actually relevant would do it, lol.
Are we gonna have a predictions league or something? This site is pretty cool and should be helpful for anyone feeling like sharing their predictions (I know I will, later).
Edit: In fact, f it, here's mine:
Last edited by Hardy; May 31, 2014 at 10:00 AM.
That's a really cool website, I like that idea. I tried to find something similar but a lot of the ones I came across you had to predict the scoreline too, and I'm not into that at all, but I guess with this, we can have a lot more to talk about besides the matches themselves.
Edit: I found one on ESPN, which I think is better imo. What do you guys think? In the end I don't really mind, though I have my preference. The ESPN Bracket seems a lot more straightforward.
I hope a lot of us will sign up and share their predictions. Shall we say the cut off whichever one we choose, cut off point for submitting the predictions/brackets is Sunday 8th June?
Oh, I like yours a lot better, as I noticed that in mine whenever 2 teams had the same points, the one that had alphabetical priority would advance, lol. Overall, it's the same prediction, and either one of the 3 big teams in both Group B and D should be able to advance into the second round.
I objectivly can't see us winning this, and I see Germany 1 step ahead of every other team.
My predictions would be something like that: http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data...qsomtruglrg1e1
Poor Chile and Ecuador btw, we should support our bros
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Lol, just now I noticed that in yours you beat us in the finals, you bastard
I cannot support a team that has Spain and Netherlands in its group, sorry. Chile can be good, but the odds are against it, those two are better. XD
Between Ecuador and Switzerland, I pick the second, but I might be wrong.
I bet in you guys to reach the finals, be thankful.
Nah dude, Mexico is garbage, they are in Honduras' and Costa Rica's tier. Getting to the 2nd round will be a miracle for them. They changed their coach like 7 months ago, lol. Croatia is a way bigger menace, they have quality players and their stars (Modric and Rakitic) just had a huge season.
I don't think too highly of Spain (never did tbh). Just like Barcelona, most of its players are showing a really poor level. I wouldn't be really surprised if they don't advance to 2nd round.
I haven't watched a lot from Switzerland, but I've seen Ecuador and I find them pretty solid (good defense, and 2 wings that could give a lot of trouble to most defenses). Also, if the local climate (high temperatures, but I guess you know this better than me) is gonna favour anyone, it'll be them.
Yeah, I'm thankful, but you guys have no chance against us, sorry
I don't think Brasil will end up the champion this year... and in every WC hosted in America, the champion was from south-america, so...
(I honestly think Argentina will win, but more often than not I'm wrong)
Spain doesn't convince me either, but I guess they will get by Quarter-Finals at least.
Coincidentally, the temperatures has been very low lately here. IF it continues, we will have a "cold" (20º~25ºC is cold) World Cup. Since almost everybody plays in Europe, it will not be a advantage for anyone, the high temperatues I mean.
No, Leoat, Mexico are garbage right now. They actually shouldn't be in the WC, but the US did them a favor and won a game that they had no stake in. If the US took a draw or something, Mexico would've been out.
I just love how everyone outside of Germany is overrating them while we in Germany always underrate them
My guess, though just made on the spur of the moment, http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data...43b9crdglrgrrl
I stopped to read in the tie between Brazil and Croatia.
You overrate Brazil and underrate Croatia
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