World Cup 2022

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World Cup 2022

Post by andrewb » Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:57 am

With the World Cup just a couple weeks away you might like to try forecasting the group stage results - there are 8 groups with 6 matches in each = 48 matches - here is what i posted some time ago -

special this WORLD CUP year - you can predict the results of ALL the group stage matches (48 of them!) - 2 points for exact correct score ; one point for correct team winning ( or draw) but not right score. PLUS predict the eventual winners ( 4 points, or 2 if they make the final but dont win)
That make 100 points available !!

There is a first post so you can copy/paste to save you typing all the matches in !

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{Admin edit: I've now copied the list of games into this thread to make it easier. See below.}

Have you ever had so much excitement?? :mexican:

GOOD LUCK

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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by andrewb » Tue Nov 08, 2022 2:09 am

If it helps - here are some odds (dont understand all these hundreds and thousands myself- but it seems to go from favourites to least favoured)

Brazil +450
France +550
Argentina +650
England +700
Spain +800
Germany +1000
Belgium +1200
Netherlands +1200
Portugal +1200
Denmark +2800
Croatia +5000
Uruguay +5000
Switzerland +8000
Senegal +8000
Mexico +10000
Serbia +10000
Wales +125000
USA +15000
Poland +15000
Ecuador +20000
Qatar +25000
Cameroon +25000
Canada +25000
Ghana +30000
Japan +30000
Morocco +30000
South Korea +30000
Iran +35000
Australia +50000
Tunisia +50000
Costa Rica +100000
Saudi Arabia +1000000

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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by Phil » Tue Nov 08, 2022 8:49 am

GROUP A
Senegal v Netherlands
Qatar v Ecuador
Qatar v Senegal
Netherlands v Ecuador
Netherland v Qatar
Ecuador v Senegal

GROUP B
England v Iran
USA v Wales
Wales v Iran
England v USA
Wales v England
Iran v USA

GROUP C
Argentina v Saudi Arabia
Mexico v Poland
Poland v Saudi Arabia
Argentina v Mexico
Poland v Argentina
Saudi Arabia v Mexico

GROUP D
Denmark v Tunisia
France v Australia
Tunisia v Australia
France v Denmark
Tunisia v France
Australia v Denmark

GROUP E
Germany v Japan
Spain v Costa Rica
Japan v Costa Rica
Spain v Germany
Japan v Spain
Coasta Rica v Germany

GROUP F
Morocco v Croatia
Belgium v Canada
Belgium v Morocco
Croatia v Canada
Croatia v Belgium
Canada v Morocco

GROUP G
Switzerland v Cameroon
Brazil v Serbia
Cameroon v Serbia
Brazil v Switzerland
Cameroon v Brazil
Serbia v Switzerland

GROUP H
Uruguay v South Korea
Portugal v Ghana
South Korea v Ghana
Portugal v Uruguay
South Korea v Portugal
Ghana v Uruguay

EVENTUAL WINNERS =

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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by maxspeed » Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:09 am

I must be honest and say I have zero expectations for England under Southgate other than to be bored to death with his style of frightened football. Never felt so underwhelmed at the prospect of a major football tournament - maybe it has something to do with the politics of it's venue and the associated corruption of its award. I just hope it all goes off peacefully. My suspicion is that England scrape through to the first knock out stage and go no further and Southgate falls on his sword and fresh blood gives England a transfusion of hope. Eddie Howe anyone?? As for forecasting the scores I will do just Group 'B'
GROUP B
England v Iran 1-0
USA v Wales 0-0
Wales v Iran 1-0
England v USA 1-1
Wales v England 0-0
Iran v USA 0-0

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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by koro » Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:19 am

So Maxspeed England top the group by scoring just one more goal than Wales ?

How are we sleep-walking into this corrupt World Cup and playing the hostile regime of Iran ( nothing against the football team and mostly good people of Iran ) ?

I will probably enjoy watching Wales more than England. England have good players but are so frustrating to watch ( a bit like another football team that comes to mind ).

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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by HarrierN2 » Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:38 pm

koro wrote:
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:19 am
So Maxspeed England top the group by scoring just one more goal than Wales ?

How are we sleep-walking into this corrupt World Cup and playing the hostile regime of Iran ( nothing against the football team and mostly good people of Iran ) ?

I will probably enjoy watching Wales more than England. England have good players but are so frustrating to watch ( a bit like another football team that comes to mind ).
Totally agree. Not interested in watching Southgate try and grind it out with two holding midfielders. Makes me lose the will to live.

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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by andrewb » Tue Nov 08, 2022 5:30 pm

GROUP A
Senegal v Netherlands 1-2
Qatar v Ecuador 0-2
Qatar v Senegal 1-2
Netherlands v Ecuador 3-1
Netherland v Qatar 2-1
Ecuador v Senegal 1-1

GROUP B
England v Iran 3-0
USA v Wales 1-2
Wales v Iran 2-1
England v USA 3-2
Wales v England 0-0
Iran v USA 1-2

GROUP C
Argentina v Saudi Arabia 3-0
Mexico v Poland 1-2
Poland v Saudi Arabia 3-0
Argentina v Mexico 2-1
Poland v Argentina 2-2
Saudi Arabia v Mexico 1-2

GROUP D
Denmark v Tunisia 3-1
France v Australia 2-1
Tunisia v Australia 2-2
France v Denmark 1-0
Tunisia v France 1-3
Australia v Denmark 1-2

GROUP E
Germany v Japan 3-2
Spain v Costa Rica 3-1
Japan v Costa Rica 1-1
Spain v Germany 1-1
Japan v Spain 1-2
Coasta Rica v Germany 0-4

GROUP F
Morocco v Croatia 1-2
Belgium v Canada 3-0
Belgium v Morocco 2-1
Croatia v Canada 2-1
Croatia v Belgium 1-2
Canada v Morocco 1-1

GROUP G
Switzerland v Cameroon 2-2
Brazil v Serbia 2-1
Cameroon v Serbia 1-1
Brazil v Switzerland 3-2
Cameroon v Brazil 1-2
Serbia v Switzerland 1-1

GROUP H
Uruguay v South Korea 2-2
Portugal v Ghana 2-1
South Korea v Ghana 2-2
Portugal v Uruguay 2-1
South Korea v Portugal 0-3
Ghana v Uruguay 1-1

EVENTUAL WINNERS = Spain

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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by garthrockett » Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:05 pm

Given the dodgy dealings in previous World Cups (1934, 1978, 2002, etc.) I'd suggest hosts Qatar as a quarter finalist at least......... :cool:
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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by Medieval » Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:29 pm

So Blatter now says its a mistake holding the WC in Qatar...the mind boggles...

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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by Sheffield Harrier » Tue Nov 08, 2022 8:04 pm

It’s a no from me.

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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by andrewb » Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:28 pm

i'm sorry - if the idea of making predictions for the world cup in Qatar offends people then i will abandon this thread - didnt mean to cause upset !

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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by garthrockett » Thu Nov 10, 2022 3:34 pm

I dont think its causing upset, I think its more a general lack of enthusiasm for the competition as a whole!
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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by sandman » Thu Nov 10, 2022 7:06 pm

I'm looking forward to WC personally. Hopefully more teams will play to win than not. A very easy group for England on paper. Wales v USA will be big game for second spot unless Iran surprise a few. USA has a pretty good record of getting out of group and I'd expect them to be second favourites.

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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by Phil » Thu Nov 10, 2022 7:32 pm

England squad:

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Newcastle), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders: Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Eric Dier (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Conor Coady (Everton), Ben White (Arsenal), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City)

Forwards: James Maddison (Leicester), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Callum Wilson (Newcastle), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

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Re: World Cup Predictions

Post by garthrockett » Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:55 am

If anyone fancies watching something a bit more interesting than Southgate's England struggle, I can recommend this docuseries on netflix; the true story of FIFA, the Qatar World Cup and what went before. (Ironic its listed under "crime programmes")

https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80221113
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