# "Bolão da Copa" The 2014 FIFA World Cup Prediction Game and Discussion thread! Phase 1!

#1

Bolão Da Copa!

Disclaimer: If you don’t wanna play the guessing game, you’re still welcome to just talk about the games

So, as some of you might know, I’m Brazilian, and in every world cup we have what we call “Bolão da Copa” (The Cup’s big ball? lol)

The rules are simple: we guess the results of the games!

We usually do it for money (everyone puts money on the pot and whoever gets the game right, wins everything)
However, let’s change it here, let’s do a little game of points.

1st place Prize: Be named the Shoryuken World Cup Guru

Rules:

We do it phase by phase, starting with the Groups phase. We will guess the results for all games in the First Phase at once, and count points as the games are played.
The points will be accounted following this:

[list]
[]Tier C: Guessed right who would win (or a tie): 1 point (it’s easy to guess Brazil will win everything haha)
[
]Tier B: Guessed right the number of goals for losing team: 2 point (it’s easy to guess that bad teams won’t score anything…)
[]Tier A: Guessed right the number of goals for winning team: 3 points (now that’s more interesting)
[
]Tier S: Guessed right the number of goals for both teams: 7 points (supreme guess, congrats!)
[/list]

Extra: 1 point for each position guess at the end of the groups phase. (for those who don’t know, each group has 4 teams, and all of them face all other 3 in a points system, the 2 best ones go to the next stage)

You can ONLY get the points for ONE tier, they are NOT cumulative.
Let’s say you guessed that Brazil x USA would be BRA 7 x 0 USA, and you were right
You get only 7 points. You will not get 13.

I hope everyone understand the rules ^^

**How to participate: **

Below you will find all the matches for the current phase, and eventually the results.
Just do a copypasta and fill in the results. You don’t have to guess every single one if you don’t want to. But that means less points…

To avoid edits and false claims, I will copy every entry on my post, so we can guarantee no one will cheat.
If you want to change your guesses, just post what you wanna change and I will change it. But do it before the games start obviously…

Anyone can join at anytime. This is just for fun and guessing (and the best part of guessing is mocking other teams lol)
However, you can only guess results of games that have not happened yet…
That’s why I’m starting this early, so everyone can join and start the speculations.

Last rule: please, not “anti copa” posts here. EVERYONE is aware of the social/economic situation in Brazil, and EVERYONE is tired of hearing the same story over and over again. If you don’t agree with Brazil hosting the world cup, go to Brasilia and kick the president in the face, or do whatever the fuck you want. But not here. We are here to have fun guessing the results of the games. So please, sit down, drink some beer, relax and let’s have fun.

Anything else is allowed, as long as we respect the forums rules.

Good Luck, and Have Fun! (and always bet on Brazil)

The Football (Soccer) Thread - Season 2017/2018
#2

For the official Fifa Schedule, please reffer to: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/index.html
For groups information, please look at: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/groups/index.html

To the games:

=Groups Phase

Spoiler

Group A

Brazil_3_Match 1_1_Croatia
Mexico____Match 2____Cameroon
Brazil____Match 17____Mexico
Cameroon____Match 18____Croatia
Cameroon____Match 33____Brazil
Croatia____Match 34____Mexico

1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
4th Place:

Group B

Spain____Match 3____Netherlands
Chile____Match 4____Australia
Australia____Match 20____Netherlands
Spain____Match 19____Chile
Australia____Match 35____Spain
Netherlands____Match 36____Chile

1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
4th Place:

Group C

Colombia____Match 5____Greece
Ivory Coast____Match 6____Japan
Colombia____Match 21____Ivory Coast
Japan____Match 22____Greece
Japan____Match 37____Colombia
Greece____Match 38____Ivory Coast

1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
4th Place:

Group D

Uruguay____Match 7____Costa Rica
England____Match 8____Italy
Uruguay____Match 23____England
Italy____Match 24____Costa Rica
Italy____Match 39____Uruguay
Costa Rica____Match 40____England

1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
4th Place:

Group E

France____Match 10____Honduras
Switzerland ____Match 25____France
Honduras____Match 41____Switzerland

1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
4th Place:

Group F

Argentina____Match 11____Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iran____Match 12____Nigeria
Argentina____Match 27____Iran
Nigeria____Match 28____Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nigeria____Match 43____Argentina
Iran____Match 44____Bosnia and Herzegovina

1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
4th Place:

Group G

Germany____Match 13____Portugal
Ghana____Match 14____United States
Germany____Match 29____Ghana
United States____Match 30____Portugal
United States____Match 45____Germany
Portugal____Match 46____Ghana

1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
4th Place:

Group H

Belgium____Match 15____Algeria
Russia____Match 16____South Korea
Belgium____Match 31____Russia
South Korea____Match 32____Algeria
South Korea____Match 47____Belgium
Algeria____Match 48____Russia

=Top 16

Spoiler

Winner Group A____Match 49____Runner-up Group B
Winner Group C____Match 50____Runner-up Group D
Winner Group B____Match 51____Runner-up Group A
Winner Group D____Match 52____Runner-up Group C
Winner Group E____Match 53____Runner-up Group F
Winner Group G____Match 54____Runner-up Group H
Winner Group F____Match 55____Runner-up Group E
Winner Group H____Match 56____Runner-up Group G

=Top 8

Spoiler

Winner Match 53____Match 58____Winner Match 54
Winner Match 49____Match 57____Winner Match 50
Winner Match 55____Match 60____Winner Match 56
Winner Match 51____Match 59____Winner Match 52

=Semi Finals

Spoiler

Winner Match 57____Match 61____Winner Match 58
Winner Match 59____Match 62____Winner Match 60

=Third Place Match

Spoiler

Loser Match 61____Match 63____Loser Match 62

=Grand Finals

Spoiler

Winner Match 61____Match 63____Winner Match 62

#3

Entries and Points

Lipe_San = 0 points

Spoiler

Group A

Brazil_2__Match 1__0_Croatia
Mexico_3__Match 2_1__Cameroon
Brazil_3__Match 17_2__Mexico
Cameroon_1__Match 18_2__Croatia
Cameroon_0__Match 33_3__Brazil
Croatia_1__Match 34_2__Mexico

1st Place: Brazil
2nd Place: Mexico
3rd Place: Croatia
4th Place: Cameroon

Group B

Spain_3__Match 3__2_Netherlands
Chile_1__Match 4__0_Australia
Australia_1__Match 20__3_Netherlands
Spain_2__Match 19__0_Chile
Australia_0__Match 35__4_Spain
Netherlands_2__Match 36__0_Chile

1st Place: Spain
2nd Place: Netherlands
3rd Place: Chile
4th Place: Australia

Group C

Colombia_1__Match 5__1_Greece
Ivory Coast_1__Match 6__2_Japan
Colombia_2__Match 21_0__Ivory Coast
Japan_1__Match 22__0_Greece
Japan_2__Match 37__2_Colombia
Greece_1__Match 38_3__Ivory Coast

1st Place: Japan
2nd Place: Colombia
3rd Place: Ivory Coast
4th Place: Greece

Group D

Uruguay_2__Match 7__0_Costa Rica
England_1__Match 8__2_Italy
Uruguay_1__Match 23__3_England
Italy_3__Match 24__0_Costa Rica
Italy_2__Match 39__0_Uruguay
Costa Rica_0__Match 40__4_England

1st Place: Italy
2nd Place: England
3rd Place: Uruguay
4th Place: Costa Rica

Group E

France_2__Match 10__1_Honduras
Switzerland _1__Match 25__1_France
Honduras_0__Match 41__2_Switzerland

1st Place: Switzerland
2nd Place: France
4th Place: Honduras

Group F

Argentina_4__Match 11__0_Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iran_1__Match 12__3_Nigeria
Argentina_5__Match 27__0_Iran
Nigeria_2__Match 28__1_Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nigeria_0__Match 43__3_Argentina
Iran_1__Match 44__1_Bosnia and Herzegovina

1st Place: Argentina
2nd Place: Nigeria
3rd Place: Bosnia and Herzegovina
4th Place: Iran

Group G

Germany_2__Match 13__2_Portugal
Ghana_0__Match 14__1_United States
Germany_3__Match 29__0_Ghana
United States_0__Match 30__3_Portugal
United States_0__Match 45__2_Germany
Portugal_3__Match 46__1_Ghana

1st Place: Germany
2nd Place: Portugal
3rd Place: United States
4th Place: Ghana

Group H

Belgium_2__Match 15__1_Algeria
Russia_1__Match 16__2_South Korea
Belgium_2__Match 31__2_Russia
South Korea_1__Match 32__2_Algeria
South Korea_2__Match 47__0_Belgium
Algeria_0__Match 48__1_Russia

1st Place: Belgium
2nd Place: Russia
3rd Place: Algeria
4th Place: South Korea

Virtua_Leon

Spoiler

Group A

Brazil 2 - Croatia 0
Mexico 2 - Cameroon 0
Brazil 3 - Mexico 1
Cameroon 0 - Croatia 2
Cameroon 0 - Brazil 4
Croatia 2 - Mexico 1

1st - Brazil
2nd - Croatia
3rd - Mexico
4th - Cameroon

Group B

Spain 1 - Netherlands 0
Chile 3 - Australia 0
Australia 0 - Netherlands 5
Spain 1 - chile 0
Australia 0 - Spain 3
Netherlands 2 - Chile 3

1st - spain
2nd - chile
3rd - Netherlands
4th - Australia

Group C

Colombia 2 - Greece 0
Ivory Coast 2 - japan 1
Colombia 2 - Ivory coast 2
Japan 1 - Greece 1
Japan 1 - Colombia 2
Greece 0 - ivory coast 2

1st - ivory coast
2nd - colombia
3rd - Japan
4th - greece

Group D

Uruguay 2 - Costa rica 1
England 0 - Italy 0
Uruguay 1 - England 1
Italy 2 - costa rica 0
Italy 2 - Uruguay 1
Costa rica 0 - England 2

1st - Italy
2nd - England
3rd - Uruguay
4th costa rica

Group E

France 2 - Honduras 0
Switzerland 1 - France 2
Honduras 1 - Switzerland 2

1st - France
2nd - Switzerland
4th - Honduras

Group F

Argentina 3 - Bosnia and Herzegovina 0
Iran 0 - Nigeria 1
Argentina 4 - Iran 0
Nigeria 1 - Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
Nigeria 1 - Argentina 4
Iran 1 - Bosnia and Herzegovina 1

1st - Argentina
2nd - Nigeria
3rd - Bosnia and Herzegovina
4th - iran

Group G

Germany 2 - Portugal 1
Ghana 2 - Usa 2
Germany 2 - Ghana 1
Usa 1 - Portugal 2
Usa 1 - Germany 3
Portugal 1 - Ghana 1

1st - Germany
2nd - Portugal
3rd - Ghana
4th - Usa

Group H

Belgium 2 - Algeria 1
Russia 1 - south Korea 0
Belgium 1 - Russia 1
south Korea 2 - Algeria 2
South Korea 0 - Belgium 1
Algeria 1 - Russia 1

1st - Belgium
2nd - Russia
3rd - Algeria
4th - south korea

#4

I’m gonna start this with my own guesses

Group A

Brazil_2__Match 1__0_Croatia
Mexico_3__Match 2_1__Cameroon
Brazil_3__Match 17_2__Mexico
Cameroon_1__Match 18_2__Croatia
Cameroon_0__Match 33_3__Brazil
Croatia_1__Match 34_2__Mexico

1st Place: Brazil
2nd Place: Mexico
3rd Place: Croatia
4th Place: Cameroon

Group B

Spain_3__Match 3__2_Netherlands
Chile_1__Match 4__0_Australia
Australia_1__Match 20__3_Netherlands
Spain_2__Match 19__0_Chile
Australia_0__Match 35__4_Spain
Netherlands_2__Match 36__0_Chile

1st Place: Spain
2nd Place: Netherlands
3rd Place: Chile
4th Place: Australia

Group C

Colombia_1__Match 5__1_Greece
Ivory Coast_1__Match 6__2_Japan
Colombia_2__Match 21_0__Ivory Coast
Japan_1__Match 22__0_Greece
Japan_2__Match 37__2_Colombia
Greece_1__Match 38_3__Ivory Coast

1st Place: Japan
2nd Place: Colombia
3rd Place: Ivory Coast
4th Place: Greece

Group D

Uruguay_2__Match 7__0_Costa Rica
England_1__Match 8__2_Italy
Uruguay_1__Match 23__3_England
Italy_3__Match 24__0_Costa Rica
Italy_2__Match 39__0_Uruguay
Costa Rica_0__Match 40__4_England

1st Place: Italy
2nd Place: England
3rd Place: Uruguay
4th Place: Costa Rica

Group E

France_2__Match 10__1_Honduras
Switzerland _1__Match 25__1_France
Honduras_0__Match 41__2_Switzerland

1st Place: Switzerland
2nd Place: France
4th Place: Honduras

Group F

Argentina_4__Match 11__0_Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iran_1__Match 12__3_Nigeria
Argentina_5__Match 27__0_Iran
Nigeria_2__Match 28__1_Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nigeria_0__Match 43__3_Argentina
Iran_1__Match 44__1_Bosnia and Herzegovina

1st Place: Argentina
2nd Place: Nigeria
3rd Place: Bosnia and Herzegovina
4th Place: Iran

Group G

Germany_2__Match 13__2_Portugal
Ghana_0__Match 14__1_United States
Germany_3__Match 29__0_Ghana
United States_0__Match 30__3_Portugal
United States_0__Match 45__2_Germany
Portugal_3__Match 46__1_Ghana

1st Place: Germany
2nd Place: Portugal
3rd Place: United States
4th Place: Ghana

Group H

Belgium_2__Match 15__1_Algeria
Russia_1__Match 16__2_South Korea
Belgium_2__Match 31__2_Russia
South Korea_1__Match 32__2_Algeria
South Korea_2__Match 47__0_Belgium
Algeria_0__Match 48__1_Russia

1st Place: Belgium
2nd Place: Russia
3rd Place: Algeria
4th Place: South Korea

#5

Scotland didnt make the cut so world cup football can kiss my ass tbh, BUT, instead of making an awesome forum post about predictions you should head down to the bookies and get all your group stage predictions on a slip.

Am thinking 2 bucks would get you an easy 400 grand if they all come in?

edit: yea i think a 48 game accumulator will rake in some serious coin lol

#6

i’m not that good at it lol
even though, as soon as the 2006 world cup ended i predicted that spain would win the next one, and I was right lol

i just want to see what kind o results people will come up with, and who guesses better

#7

that spain-netherlands group B match is gonna be godlike

#8

LOL japan to win there group

#9

Group F is a joke, wtf

Group G looks interesting, no idea how Ghana have performed building up to the comp, lets just hope they do better than last time.

#10

This will be my first world cup I’ll have made the effort to tune in to since about 17 years ago. That Nike commercial did wonders to get me hype #Kreygasm

#11

I would say the US didn’t get lucky in this one lol
that’s gonna be a hard group

argentina on the other side… lost hermanos got a freaking easy group

#12

They got a chance lol but I think IC is taking that group with Japan comming in second. Greece isnt gonna do shit and Colombia will be too high/too terrified to do anything either.

OP has made some solid selections btw gonna copy n paste this into Paddy Power for a laugh

#13

I just wish more people would try guessing too, so I’m not alone in my own game lol

#14

lets do this then

Group A

Brazil 2 - Croatia 0
Mexico 2 - Cameroon 0
Brazil 3 - Mexico 1
Cameroon 0 - Croatia 2
Cameroon 0 - Brazil 4
Croatia 2 - Mexico 1

1st - Brazil
2nd - Croatia
3rd - Mexico
4th - Cameroon

Group B

Spain 1 - Netherlands 0
Chile 3 - Australia 0
Australia 0 - Netherlands 5
Spain 1 - chile 0
Australia 0 - Spain 3
Netherlands 2 - Chile 3

1st - spain
2nd - chile
3rd - Netherlands
4th - Australia

Group C

Colombia 2 - Greece 0
Ivory Coast 2 - japan 1
Colombia 2 - Ivory coast 2
Japan 1 - Greece 1
Japan 1 - Colombia 2
Greece 0 - ivory coast 2

1st - ivory coast
2nd - colombia
3rd - Japan
4th - greece

Group D

Uruguay 2 - Costa rica 1
England 0 - Italy 0
Uruguay 1 - England 1
Italy 2 - costa rica 0
Italy 2 - Uruguay 1
Costa rica 0 - England 2

1st - Italy
2nd - England
3rd - Uruguay
4th costa rica

Group E

France 2 - Honduras 0
Switzerland 1 - France 2
Honduras 1 - Switzerland 2

1st - France
2nd - Switzerland
4th - Honduras

Group F

Argentina 3 - Bosnia and Herzegovina 0
Iran 0 - Nigeria 1
Argentina 4 - Iran 0
Nigeria 1 - Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
Nigeria 1 - Argentina 4
Iran 1 - Bosnia and Herzegovina 1

1st - Argentina
2nd - Nigeria
3rd - Bosnia and Herzegovina
4th - iran

Group G

Germany 2 - Portugal 1
Ghana 2 - Usa 2
Germany 2 - Ghana 1
Usa 1 - Portugal 2
Usa 1 - Germany 3
Portugal 1 - Ghana 1

1st - Germany
2nd - Portugal
3rd - Ghana
4th - Usa

Group H

Belgium 2 - Algeria 1
Russia 1 - south Korea 0
Belgium 1 - Russia 1
south Korea 2 - Algeria 2
South Korea 0 - Belgium 1
Algeria 1 - Russia 1

1st - Belgium
2nd - Russia
3rd - Algeria
4th - south korea

I might have to go over the tighter groups i might have made mistakes due to goal difference

#15

If they do as well at this world cup than then last id say you had a result, i thought they did well, if it wasn’t for gyan? choking who knows what might have happened

#16

@Virtua_Leon‌ Chile over Netherlands? that is interesting.

Ghana might actually surprise in this world cup, i’m looking forward to what they will pull off. And if they actually manage to go to the elimination phase, that would be a really great achievement in that group

One team I want to perform well, but probably won’t is Uruguay. If both Brazil and Uruguay get out as the group winner, we can meed in the grand finals and get ourselves some sweet revenge for the 1950 world cup (for those who don’t know, they beat us in the finals, on the same stadium as this year’s finals will be, the legendary Maracanã)

#17

Pulling for Germany and US but I know US won’t go far

#18

Yeah i think people remember the last world cup and the netherlands making the finals, they seem to forget the last competition they were in was euro 2012 where they stunk the place up, did not win a single game barely scored did not even get a point.

Those players are now 4 years older 4 years slower, not really seen any great young dutch players that have taken over the mantle, maybe strootman but he’s out, maybe will never come back with that type of injury.
To be honest there qualification group was not that hard, i mean dont get me wrong it was a tricky but all the top euro sides get a much easier time in qualification than the south americans do, but they had turkey who are decent hungry decent and romania average, the other two were nobodys

Chile i think are a very good side, very exciting, i think they might do well

#19

Had to double check and make sure Emil didn’t make those predictions.

#20

your predictions about the netherlands have some logic behind it. i like that.
that’s how i predicted the spanish victory. i remember that in the previous world cup they had a good team, but they were all young and unexperienced, then i foresaw that they had a very strong team that could possibly win the next cup.
however, i would never bet against the netherlands, for me they are always a force to be respected in world cups