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Gringos.com World Cup competition

by Bob Sheth on June 14, 2014

Gringos.com World Cup competition

Gringos.com World Cup competition

As the World Cup gets underway there is no doubt that football fever is running across Latin America. The worldwide focus is now on Brazil and while there have been demonstrations and issues with facilities it seems that football is now taking over centre stage and headline news. We have therefore decided to begin a World Cup competition on Gringos.com with our friends at the Mindset Institute very kindly offering prizes for first and second place.

There are 32 teams competing in this year’s World Cup and each and every one of us seems to have an opinion on who will win. As a means of ensuring that competition entrants have as much interest in our competition as possible going forward, we have decided to allow individuals to choose three different teams who will receive points for games won. The competition will start after the group games with the first knockout phase, quarter-finals, semi-finals, third-place game and ultimately the finals. [click to continue…]

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