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This is the thread where we can discuss everything to do with the World Cup throughout the tournament.

This year it is to be held in Brazil - can England improve on their dismal showing 4 years ago ? Will there be a shock winner ? Could Brazil win it in their own country or will they succumb to the pressure ?

The Groups

Fixtures

Group A
12/6/14/ Brazil v Croatia, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 21:00 (ITV)
13/6/14 / :Mexico v Cameroon, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 17:00 (ITV)
17/6/14/ Brazil v Mexico, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 20:00 (BBC)
18/6/14/ Cameroon v Croatia, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 23:00 (ITV)
23/6/14/ Cameroon v Brazil, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 21:00 (ITV)
23/6/14/ Croatia v Mexico, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 21:00 (ITV)

Group B

13/6/14/ Spain v Netherlands, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 20:00 (BBC)
13/6/14/ Chile v Australia, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 23:00 (ITV)
18/6/14/ Spain v Chile, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 20:00 (BBC)
18/6/14/ Australia v Netherlands, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 17:00 (ITV)
23/6/14/ Australia v Spain, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 17:00 (ITV)
23/6/14/ Netherlands v Chile, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 17:00 (ITV)

Group C

14/6/14/ Colombia v Greece, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 17:00 (BBC)
15/6/14/ Ivory Coast v Japan, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 02:00 (ITV)
19/6/14/ Colombia v Ivory Coast, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00 (BBC)
19/6/14/ Japan v Greece, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 23:00 (BBC)
24/6/14/ Japan v Colombia, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 21:00 (BBC)
24/6/14/ Greece v Ivory Coast, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 21:00 (BBC)
Group D
14/6/14/ Uruguay v Costa Rica, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 20:00 (ITV)
14/6/14/ England v Italy, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 23:00 (BBC)
19/6/14/ Uruguay v England , Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 20:00 (ITV)
20/6/14/ Italy v Costa Rica, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 17:00 (BBC)
24/6/14/ Italy v Uruguay, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 17:00 (ITV)
24/6/14/ Costa Rica v England, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 17:00 (ITV)
Group E
15/6/14/ Switzerland v Ecuador, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00 (ITV)
15/6/14/ France v Honduras, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 20:00 (BBC)
20/6/14/ Switzerland v France, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 20:00 (ITV)
20/6/14/ Honduras v Ecuador, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 23:00 (ITV)
25/6/14/ Honduras v Switzerland, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 21:00 (BBC)
25/6/14/ Ecuador v France, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 21:00 (BBC)
Group F
15/6/14/ Argentina v Bosnia-Hercegovina, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 23:00 (BBC)
16/6/14/ Iran v Nigeria, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 20:00 (BBC)
21/6/14/ Argentina v Iran, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 17:00 (ITV)
21/6/14/ Nigeria v Bosnia-Hercegovina, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 23:00 (BBC)
25/6/14/ Nigeria v Argentina, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 17:00 (ITV)
25/6/14/ Bosnia-Hercegovina v Iran, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 17:00 (ITV)
Group G
16/6/14/ Germany v Portugal, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 17:00 (ITV)

16/6/14/ Ghana v United States, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 23:00 (BBC)
21/6/14/ Germany v Ghana, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 20:00 (BBC)
22/6/14/ United States v Portugal, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 23:00 (BBC)
26/6/14/ United States v Germany, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 17:00 (BBC)
26/6/14/ Portugal v Ghana, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00 (BBC)
Group H
17/6/14/ Belgium v Algeria, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 17:00 (ITV)
17/6/14/ Russia v South Korea, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 23:00 (BBC)
22/6/14/ Belgium v Russia, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 17:00 (BBC)
22/6/14/ South Korea v Algeria, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 20:00 (ITV)
26/6/14/ South Korea v Belgium, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 21:00 (ITV)
26/6/14/ Algeria v Russia, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 21:00 (ITV)

Sweepstake

I plan to run a world cup sweepstake this year as well. We need 32 entrants and each will be drawn a team at random.Entry is first come ,first served and is one team each ( I may open it up to 2 each if we are struggling with numbers) and is free - you just need to quote me on this thread and say you want a team. The winner will be the one who has the team that wins at the end. Once we are nearer the time I'll ask TSR admins if they can get us a prize or something to make the whole thing worthwhile

Finally ... remember it's all in one rhythm
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Nice idea on the sweepstakes. I'm sure the community team will be happy to get involved.

I think a World Cup sub-forum is going to be made closer to the time though since there will be a lot of discussion. Way more than one thread can handle.
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(Original post by Motorbiker)
I think a World Cup sub-forum is going to be made closer to the time though since there will be a lot of discussion. Way more than one thread can handle.
It'll have to be, one mega thread just won't cut it. I can't remember what happened here for the last World Cup but I would imagine that as soon as the domestic season is over one would be set up. Hard to believe there's only a month or so to go!
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Pretty sure someone has already made one of these :p:

And we ran Sweepstakes for the last Euro's and WC, one tends to be for money which some people don't mind doing and concurrently we ran another one for rep iirc. When we get the WC sub-forum I'm sure people will be willing to help you with it.
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can we have a results prediction game, kind of thing?

Did one at work for the euros..

Each set of fixtures was done in batches, so you would put up the first round of games, and everyone would make a guess at each.. then the next set of games, etc.. then eventually the quarters as a round, then the semis, then finals etc.

From memory it was something like 1pt for a correct result, and 3pts for a correct score..

Table builds up as the tournement goes on, until there was a winner at the end..
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(Original post by fallen_acorns)
can we have a results prediction game, kind of thing?

Did one at work for the euros..

Each set of fixtures was done in batches, so you would put up the first round of games, and everyone would make a guess at each.. then the next set of games, etc.. then eventually the quarters as a round, then the semis, then finals etc.

From memory it was something like 1pt for a correct result, and 3pts for a correct score..

Table builds up as the tournement goes on, until there was a winner at the end..
Same as the premier league predictions thread then - I'm happy to do that, sounds like a good idea
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i'm sure somebody will create a separate thread for WC predictions, similar to the premier league one.
prizes for that would be cool too, even if it's rep or whatever.

plus it would be doable since i can't keep up with premier league ones, but a tournament one would be fun and short-lived
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(Original post by Luke_Mckeown)
i'm sure somebody will create a separate thread for WC predictions, similar to the premier league one.
prizes for that would be cool too, even if it's rep or whatever.

plus it would be doable since i can't keep up with premier league ones, but a tournament one would be fun and short-lived
Prize is a good idea

not sure if they still do.. but they used to do TSR competition things where you won amazon vouchers for things... - the only time I remember them doing it with football was with the FA cup last year, where the person who got nearest to the correct score won a voucher..

Would certianly spice things up and bring in some interest, if they had a small prize..

I mean we are all very competative, the nature of the prize is irrelivant, as people will fight over it, regardless of what it is..
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