I did debate that but then decided it was unfair, so the system will work the same as before. 1 point for the correct winner, 2 points for one teams correct score, and 5 points for a completely correct result.
But note that the result will taken from when a winner is decided, be that in normal time, extra time, or after penalties. So if a 2-2 game goes to penalties, and Team A wins by 5-3 on penalties, the result will be marked down as 7-5 to Team A. So we could see some big swings :P
@bradley13 as there’s no edit feature I’ll just put all the remaining predictions (including changes) in this post to make it easier. Just discard the other one apart from whatever points I got from yesterdays games :)
Holland 2 – 1 Mexico
Costa Rica 3 – 0 Greece
France 4 – 0 Nigeria
Germany 5 – 1 Algeria
Argentina 2 – 1 Switzerland
Belgium 1 – 1 USA (Belgium win 3-2 on penalties)
I think the whole Suarez thing is totally overblown.. did no one notice the shiner he now has on his right cheekbone? They also have previous from 2013. And we didn’t see calls for Hamilton to be banned for lying to the stewards to gain an advantage, did we?
England and Italy perhaps should be in that list, but playing negatively didn’t help, nor did FIFA’s grouping system, with 3 of the top 10 ranked teams at the tournament in the same group. However, the 4th ranked team then topped the group… and never would England beat Brazil or Netherlands in the QF! Chile are the dark horses…. but I can see Netherlands 1st, Brazil 2nd, Argentina 3rd, Germany 4th.. Another Netherlands vs. Germany final would be hard to watch.. And the semis will be a good watch, especially Van Persie/Robben vs. Messi. I’m not ruling out some dodgy decision in Brazil’s favour swinging an important match their way either.