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Euro 12 Bracket Predictor

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Dirkus_Circus, Jun 5, 2012.

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    Similar to the fantasy football game for the Euros, I've created a results predictions group on espnsoccernet for us SCM'ers, the group is called "Six Crazy Minutes" and the password is "carroll".

    http://games.espn.go.com/euro-bracket-predictor/en/group?groupID=5458&selGrp=5458&entryID=79446

    Here are the rules:

    "Everyone thinks they're a bit of an expert when it comes to predicting results, and that will be no different for Euro 2012.

    ESPN's Euro Bracket Predictor is back for the tournament, giving you the chance to go up against your friends and colleagues as you try and predict what will happen throughout this summer's European Championships.

    For the group stage, you need to select which two nations will make it through to the quarterfinals. Simple, yes? These things never go to plan as we most famously saw in 1992, when Denmark came out of the shadows to win in Sweden, not to mention Portugal 2004, which was unexpectedly won by Otto Rehaggel's Greece.

    Take Group A, which includes co-hosts Poland, plus Greece, Russia and Czech Republic. Most would pick the latter two nations to emerge from the group, but the Poles will be backed by fervent home support, while Greece have improved over the last couple of years and the Czechs are always tricky opposition. There's nothing easy about picking the two to come out of that group.

    And then there's Group B, the group of death, with Netherlands, Germany and Portugal all there alongside Denmark. Can the Danes really cause an upset? Is there a way through for Portugal? Or will you stick with two of the tournament favourites?

    Group C sees a much-maligned England team try to ignore the doom and gloom back home to emerge past another of the co-hosts, Ukraine, along with Sweden and France. And in the final group, the hotly fancied Spaniards would seem to have a place in the quarterfinals with Italy, while Ireland and Croatia make up the numbers. Or do they?

    You pick up a point for each nation you predict will go through and get an extra point if you are correct about their position in the group.

    Once you've plotted your way through the groups it's onto the knockout stages. Points double up at each stage until 16 points are awarded if you predict which nation will win Euro 2012. If you've got the group stage spot on, you'll also get extra bonus points throughout the rest of the tournament.

    You must select all your picks before the tournament gets underway on Friday, June 8, so make sure you think long and hard before predicting who will make it through the groups, all the way through to the final in Kiev on July 1."

    Good luck!
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