Rules


Play for free

By creating an account you're participating with the game. When participating you're obligated to enter all required details and you agree upon the rules of the game as well as the terms provided.


Deadline

You are required to submit all your predictions for the entire tournament (all tournament phases) before the start of the tournament: Thursday 1 January 1970, 01:00 (CET). Until then, you're able to make adjustments in your predictions.


My prediction

After logging in, you will be redirect to the 'My prediction' page. It is up to you to predict all scores of all matches before the start of the tournament. The score represents the result after the regular playing time of 90 minutes. So, extra time or penalties are not taken into account.

Knockout rounds

For the knockout rounds you need to select the country of whom you think will go through. It is not allowed to select a country double per whole round. If you do this, you will be rewarded with zero points. See below for some examples.

100%

When logged in, you'll see a score in the main navigation bar. This score represents the percentage you filled out on the 'My prediction' page. When you see a 100 % score, you are acknowledged that you entered all predictions. But be aware, it doesn't indicate when countries are selected double in a whole knockout round.


Individual

As an individual you're automatically competing against all members of the pool. You'll play for the prizes described on the Prizes page. The person with the most points wins.


Organise pool

Do you want to organise a pool? Click here to do so. On both pages you'll find further instructions of how to add a pool. In this way you're able to organise a pool with friends, colleagues, sport buddies, neighbours, or more.

Participate in pool

On the 'Pool'-page you are able to sign up for a pool. Just below the title on the left side you'll see a button that you can click. You should be logged in to sign up for a pool.

Invite friends for my pool

On the 'Pool'-page you are able to invite friends. Just below the title you'll see Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp logos that you can can click. In this way you can invite friends to participate.


Points

Points to be earned based on the scores

Based on some rules you are able to collect points. The maximum numbers of points based on the score (see above) for all matches is equal to 8 points. Here are some examples:

M Match P Predicted R Results 1X2 1X2 HG Home Goals AG Away Goals MP Max. points
RUS - KSA Russia - Saudi Arabia 3 - 1 3 - 1 4 2 2 8
RUS - KSA Russia - Saudi Arabia 3 - 1 3 - 0 4 2 0 6
RUS - KSA Russia - Saudi Arabia 3 - 1 2 - 0 4 0 0 4
RUS - KSA Russia - Saudi Arabia 3 - 1 0 - 1 0 0 2 2

Points to be earned based on the predicted countries in the knockout rounds

Next to the points for the score, you are able to collect points by predicting the countries that go through to the next round(s). So, you can earn points based on the correct position (CP), or the incorrect position (IP). For example, correct position is equal by predicting that France will be the winner of Group A. But, if another country comes first and France qualifies, but as runner-up, it will be selected as the incorrect position.

M Match P Predicted C Countries IP Incorrect position CP Correct position MP Max. points
all countries qualified on correct position:
1/8F [1A - 2B] Round of 16 [1A - 2B] URU - POR Uruguay - Portugal URU - POR Uruguay - Portugal 0 12 (2 x 6) 12
1/8F [1B - 2A] Round of 16 [1B - 2A] ESP - RUS Spain - Russia ESP - RUS Spain - Russia 0 12 (2 x 6) 12
two countries qualified on correct position and two on the incorrect position:
1/8F [1A - 2B] Round of 16 [1A - 2B] URU - POR Uruguay - Portugal URU - RUS Uruguay - Russia 4 6 10
1/8F [1B - 2A] Round of 16 [1B - 2A] ESP - RUS Spain - Russia ESP - POR Spain - Portugal 4 6 10
all countries qualified, but at the incorrect position:
1/8F [1A - 2B] Round of 16 [1A - 2B] URU - POR Uruguay - Portugal ESP - RUS Spain - Russia 8 0 8
1/8F [1B - 2A] Round of 16 [1B - 2A] ESP - RUS Spain - Russia URU - POR Uruguay - Portugal 8 0 8
one country qualified at correct position, and one at the incorrect position:
1/8F [1A - 2B] Round of 16 [1A - 2B] URU - POR Uruguay - Portugal EGY - POR Egypt - Portugal 0 6 6
1/8F [1B - 2A] Round of 16 [1B - 2A] ESP - RUS Spain - Russia MAR - URU Morocco - Uruguay 4 0 4

Warning; no points earned when countries are selected double

Per knockout round it is not allowed to select a country or more countries double. A warning will be presented. But, when you did you'll be rewarded with zero points.

M Match P Predicted C Countries MP Max. points
correct example with all countries selected once:
1/8F [1A - 2B] Round of 16 [1A - 2B] URU - POR Uruguay - Portugal URU - POR Uruguay - Portugal 12
1/8F [1B - 2A] Round of 16 [1B - 2A] ESP - RUS Spain - Russia ESP - RUS Spain - Russia 12
incorrect example with Spain selected twice:
1/8F [1A - 2B] Round of 16 [1A - 2B] Uruguay - ESP Uruguay - Spain URU - POR Uruguay - Portugal 0
1/8F [1B - 2A] Round of 16 [1B - 2A] Spain - RUS Spain - Russia ESP - RUS Spain - Russia 0

Overview of the maximum number of points that can be earned per round

Per match and knockout round there are points to be collected. In this overview you'll see the maximum number of points that can be collected per round.

Round M Matches S Score IP Incorrect position CP Correct position MP Max. points
GroupGroup matches 48 8 384
1/8FRound of 16 8 8 4 6 160
1/4FQuarter finals 4 8 6 10 112
1/2FSemi finals 2 8 8 14 72
33rd Place 1 8 10 18 44
FFinal 1 8 10 18 44
Champ.World Champion 30
Topscorer 10
Yellow cards 101)
Red cards 102)
Goals 103)
Total 886

Bonus Questions

1) One point will be deducted per yellow card difference.
For example: you've predicted 220 yellow cards, the actual amount was 226, than you'll get 10 - 6 = 4 points.

2) Two points will be deducted per red card difference.
For example: you've predicted 10 red cards, the actual amount was 8, than you'll get 10 - 4 = 6 points.

3) One point will be deducted per goal difference.
For example: you've predicted 160 goals, the actual amount was 165, than you'll get 10 - 5 = 5 points.

FIFA will be used as reference: https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/russia2018/statistics/

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