Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ronaldo for Brazil (v Germany), 30 June 2002



The CUAS World Cup Predictions League




OK, all, it's that time. Doors open for the World Cup predictions league. Rules are as follows:

3 points for the correct result/score
1 point for the correct outcome (within 90 minutes)

I'll also be lobbing in some ways of scoring bonus points along the way to keep the interest going. There will be predictions here every Tuesday during the tournament - you will then have a few days before the games actually take place. If you forget to come before the next round of games start, you will probably still be OK for some later games in that round.

So, without further ado, here's a random selection of first round matches to get you started:

Germany v Costa Rica
Poland v Ecuador
England v Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago v Sweden
Argentina v Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro v Holland
Mexico v Iran
Angola v Portugal
Australia v Japan
USA v Czech Republic
Italy v Ghana
South Korea v Togo
France v Switzerland
Brazil v Croatia
Spain v Ukraine
Tunisia v Saudi Arabia

And five bonus points if you can name the country that will have scored the most goals at the end of the group stages.

And, finally, three points added or deducted for "the number of African teams to reach the knockout stages". For example, if you said "all five African teams will reach the knockout stages" and none do, you'll lose 15 points. If you say "all five African teams will reach the knockout stages" and all do, you gain 15 points.

Good luck, all...

17 comments:

adem said...

I guess I'll start then.

Germany 3-1 Costa Rica
Poland 1-1 Ecuador
England 3-1 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 0-4 Sweden
Argentina 2-2 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 1-2 Holland
Mexico 1-1 Iran
Angola 0-3 Portugal
Australia 3-2 Japan
USA 0-1 Czech Republic
Italy 2-1 Ghana
South Korea 4-0 Togo
France 2:2 Switzerland
Brazil 2:0 Croatia
Spain 2:0 Ukraine
Tunisia 2:2 Saudi Arabia

Country that will have scored the most goals at the end of the group stages: Brazil

Number of African teams to reach the knockout stages: Zero

El Tel said...

Germany 2-0 Costa Rica
Poland 2-1 Ecuador
England 2-0 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 0-3 Sweden
Argentina 2-0 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 0-1 Holland
Mexico 1-0 Iran
Angola 0-4 Portugal
Australia 2-1 Japan
USA 1-1 Czech Republic
Italy 1-0 Ghana
South Korea 3-0 Togo
France 0-0 Switzerland
Brazil 2-0 Croatia
Spain 1-1 Ukraine
Tunisia 2-1 Saudi Arabia

Country with most goals after group stages: Portugal

African teams into the knockout stages: One

weenie said...

Germany 2-1 Costa Rica
Poland 2-0 Ecuador
England 3-1 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 1-2 Sweden
Argentina 3-0 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 0-1 Holland
Mexico 3-0 Iran
Angola 0-1 Portugal
Australia 1-1 Japan
USA 0-2 Czech Republic
Italy 2-0 Ghana
South Korea 2-0 Togo
France 1-0 Switzerland
Brazil 2-0 Croatia
Spain 1-0 Ukraine
Tunisia 0-0 Saudi Arabia

Country to score most goals at the end of the group stages - Brazil
Number of African teams to reach the knockout stages - None

Sarah said...

Oh blimey. Think I'll adopt my usual finger in the air approach for this one...

Germany 2-0Costa Rica
Poland 1-0 Ecuador
England 2-1 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 0-2 Sweden
Argentina 3-0 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 0-1 Holland
Mexico 2-1 Iran
Angola 0-2 Portugal
Australia 1-2 Japan
USA 2-2 Czech Republic
Italy 2-1 Ghana
South Korea 2-0 Togo
France 2-1 Switzerland
Brazil 2-1 Croatia
Spain 2-1 Ukraine
Tunisia 1-1 Saudi Arabia

Country that will hae scored the most goals by the end of the knockout stages - Brazil

Number of African teams to reach the knockout stages - one

Dom said...

Germany 2 Costa Rica 1
Poland 1 Ecuador 0
England 2 Paraguay 0
Trinidad & Tobago 0 Sweden 2
Argentina 3 Ivory Coast 2
Serbia & Montenegro 0 Holland 2
Mexico 4 Iran 0
Angola 1 Portugal 2
Australia 1 Japan 2
USA 1 Czech Republic 2
Italy 2 Ghana 0
South Korea 2 Togo 0
France 3 Switzerland 0
Brazil 3 Croatia 1
Spain 1 Ukraine 1
Tunisia 3 Saudi Arabia 0

Most Goals in Group Stage: France

African Teams in knockout stages: 1

Flash said...

Right...

Germany 2-0 Costa Rica
Poland 0-1 Ecuador
England 3-0 Paraguay
T & T 1-3 Sweden
Argentina 3-2 Ivory Coast
S & M 1-1 Holland
Mexico 4-0 Iran
Angola 0-1 Portugal
Australia 1-1 Japan
USA 2-1 Czech Republic
Italy 1-0 Ghana
South Korea 2-0 Togo
France 3-1 Switzerland
Brazil 3-0 Croatia
Spain 1-1 Ukraine
Tunisia 3-4 Saudi Arabia

Most Goals in Group stage?
Mexico

African teams going through?
One

That's me done!

Mike said...

Germany 1-1 Costa Rica
Poland 2-1 Ecuador
England 2-1 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 0-3 Sweden
Argentina 2-0 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 1-2 Holland
Mexico 2-0 Iran
Angola 0-3 Portugal
Australia 2-1 Japan
USA 0-1 Czech Republic
Italy 2-0 Ghana
South Korea 3-1 Togo
France 2-1 Switzerland
Brazil 4-2 Croatia
Spain 2-1 Ukraine
Tunisia 1-1 Saudi Arabia

Most goals: Brazil.
African teams: zero.

Lord Bargain said...

and from my mate Paul over in sunny Spain....

Germany 2-1 Costa Rica
Poland 3-1 Ecuador
England 2-0 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 1-2 Sweden
Argentina 1-0 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 1-2 Holland
Mexico 2-1 Iran
Angola 1-1 Portugal
Australia 2-2 Japan
USA 1-2 Czech Republic
Italy 1-0 Ghana
South Korea 2-1 Togo
France 1-1 Switzerland
Brazil 3-1 Croatia
Spain 1-1 Ukraine
Tunisia 3-2 Saudi Arabia

Highest scorers: Brazil

Number of African teams into the knockout stages: 2

Lord Bargain said...

and from me...

Germany 1-0 Costa Rica
Poland 1-0 Ecuador
England 2-0 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 0-4 Sweden
Argentina 2-1 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 0-0 Holland
Mexico 3-0 Iran
Angola 2-3 Portugal
Australia 1-0 Japan
USA 0-0 Czech Republic
Italy 1-0 Ghana
South Korea 2-0 Togo
France 2-0 Switzerland
Brazil 2-0 Croatia
Spain 0-1 Ukraine
Tunisia 2-1 Saudi Arabia

Country that will have scored the most goals at the end of the group stages: France

No of African teams into the knockout stages: zero

kj said...

I haven't been a part of the predictions in the past, I hope you don't mind the intrusion.

Germany 3-0 Costa Rica
Poland 1-1 Ecuador
England 2-1 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 0-4 Sweden
Argentina 3-2 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 1-3 Holland
Mexico 1-0 Iran
Angola 0-2 Portugal
Australia 2-2 Japan
USA 1-1 Czech Republic
Italy 1-1 Ghana
South Korea 2-1 Togo
France 1-1 Switzerland
Brazil 3-0 Croatia
Spain 2-2 Ukraine
Tunisia 0-0 Saudi Arabia

Most goals for: Brazil
Number of African teams to advance: 1 (Ivory Coast)

Ben said...

Germany 3 - 0 Costa Rica
Poland 2 - 1 Ecuador
England 2 - 0 Paraguay
Trinidad & Tobago 0 - 3 Sweden
Argentina 2 - 1 Ivory Coast
Serbia & Montenegro 1 - 3 Holland
Mexico 2 - 1 Iran
Angola 0 - 4 Portugal
Australia 1 - 1 Japan
USA 1 - 2 Czech Republic
Italy 2 - 1 Ghana
South Korea 2 - 0 Togo
France 3 - 1 Switzerland
Brazil 3 - 0 Croatia
Spain 1 - 1 Ukraine
Tunisia 2 - 2 Saudi Arabia

Country that will have scored the most goals as the end of the group stages: Brazil

Number of African nations to make the knockout stages: one

SwissToni said...

come on then:

Germany 2-0 Costa Rica
Poland 1-0 Ecuador
England 2-0 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 1-3 Sweden
Argentina 2-1 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 1-2 Holland
Mexico 2-0 Iran
Angola 0-2 Portugal
Australia 1-1 Japan
USA 1-1 Czech Republic
Italy 2-0 Ghana
South Korea 2-1 Togo
France 2:1 Switzerland
Brazil 3:1 Croatia
Spain 2:2 Ukraine
Tunisia 2:0 Saudi Arabia

Country that will have scored the most goals at the end of the group stages: Brazil -- it's boring, but I can't see past them really.

Number of African teams to reach the knockout stages: one - shame ivory coast ended up in the group they did.

ST

Paul said...

Germany 2 v 0 Costa Rica
Poland 1 v 1 Ecuador
England 2 v 0 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 0 v 3 Sweden
Argentina 1 v 2 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 1 v 1 Holland
Mexico 2 v 0 Iran
Angola 1 v 1 Portugal
Australia 1 v 1 Japan
USA 1 v 2 Czech Republic
Italy 0 v 1 Ghana
South Korea 1 v 1 Togo
France 1 v 1 Switzerland
Brazil 2 v 0 Croatia
Spain 0 v 0 Ukraine
Tunisia 1 v 1 Saudi Arabia

Most goals: England
African Teams: One

Statue John said...

Hello. Would be mightily honoured to join in the fun and games...

Germany 3-0 Costa Rica
Poland 1-1 Ecuador
England 1-0 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 0-2 Sweden
Argentina 1-1 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 0-1 Holland
Mexico 1-1 Iran
Angola 0-2 Portugal
Australia 1-0 Japan
USA 0-1 Czech Republic
Italy 1-0 Ghana
South Korea 1-0 Togo
France 1-0 Switzerland
Brazil 1-0 Croatia
Spain 1-0 Ukraine
Tunisia 1-0 Saudi Arabia

Country that scores the most goals: Brazil

No African teams: One (Tunisia)

SJ

Poll Star said...

As Swiss can testify, I know squat about football. I have been coerced into a number of gambling opportunities, which means I’ve already had to make predictions on all the games, so I’m just reusing those:

Germany 2-0 Costa Rica
Poland 1-1 Ecuador
England 2-1 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 0-3 Sweden
Argentina 2-0 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 1-3 Holland
Mexico 2-0 Iran
Angola 1-2 Portugal
Australia 2-1 Japan
USA 0-3 Czech Republic
Italy 1-1 Ghana
South Korea 1-2 Togo
France 1-1 Switzerland
Brazil 2-2 Croatia
Spain 1-1 Ukraine
Tunisia 2-0 Saudi Arabia

I have England, Brazil & Ukraine all scoring 8. As I guess I have to pick one, I’ll take Ukraine (for having Shevchenko in the same group as Saudi Arabia).

Ghana and Togo to progress. I hope.

Right, off to Laddys.

Charby said...

damnit late again!

England 2-1 Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago 1-3 Sweden
Argentina 2-0 Ivory Coast
Serbia and Montenegro 1-2 Holland
Mexico 1-0 Iran
Angola 0-3 Portugal
Australia 2-2 Japan
USA 0-1 Czech Republic
Italy 2-0 Ghana
South Korea 4-0 Togo
France 2 - 0 Switzerland
Brazil 4 - 0 Croatia
Spain 1 - 0 Ukraine
Tunisia 2 - 2 Saudi Arabia


Gotta be Brazil, surely?

Charby said...

oh, and no african teamns