Originally, the writers here were competing for bragging rights but then we thought we’d make it a bit more interesting. We’ll be giving away an AC Milan kit to the winner who can correctly pick the most World Cup results.
To enter, just put your group predictions and knockout round predictions into the comments section. There is a one day waiting period for new users to post - helps keep the spammers away. Post a picture of your bracket (you can go to bracketchallenge.fifa.com to fill out or find your own online version) or just type it out. We need full group standings with winners to qualify.
How is the score calculated?
Group Stage - Four points will be awarded for a correct 1st place position, three for 2nd, two for 3rd, and one point for last.
Knockout Round - Four points for the correct round of 16 choice, eight for the correct quarterfinal pick, sixteen for the correct semifinal pick, and a whopping 32 points for predicting the winner. We should note you don’t need to have the exact match up correct to get points. If you chose France to beat X, but they beat Y and advanced, you still get points.
The person with the highest score will win an official club store Milan kit. Ties (considering the score system it will be rare) will be decided by lottery. Sorry.