Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some questions and answers about the contest. If you have any further questions or comments, feel free to post them in the chat page or e-mail us at emg@football-contest.com.

How do I earn points?

If you predict the result of a match correctly you will earn 5 points, and we will also award 1 extra point if you predict the score of each team correctly.
After each round we will increase the points you can earn for correctly predicting the match result: from 5 points per match in the Group Stage, to 10 points per match in the Round of 16, and then 15 points per match for the quarter finals, 20 points for each semi-final and 25 points for the final. The reward for the number of goals also increases with each stage of the tournament.

So what if I predict the exact score?

If your prediction for Team A vs Team B was 2 - 1 and the final score is 2 - 1, then you will earn 5 points for predicting that Team A won and 1 point for correctly predicting each team's score. That's 7 points in total.

And what if I was almost right?

If your prediction for Team A vs Team B was 2 - 1 and the end result is 3 - 1, then you will earn 5 points for predicting that Team A won and 1 point for the score of Team B. That's 6 points in total.

And what if I was almost, almost right?

If your prediction for Team A vs Team B was 2 - 1 and the final score is 2 - 4, then you will not earn any points for the outcome of the match, but you still get 1 point for correctly predicting the score of Team A. That's 1 point for being almost, almost right!

How do you calculate the result when, in the Second Stage, the winner of the match is decided through penalties?

If you correctly predict a draw (0 - 0, 1 - 1, 2 - 2 etc) as the result of the match, you will earn the points for predicting the outcome of that match as before. However, if you have predicted that Team A wins, you will still get the points for correctly predicting the outcome if they go on to win on penalties.
The bonus points for predicting the number of goals for each team will be based on the score at the end of extra time.

How come I cannot enter all predictions until the end of the tournament?

Once we know the winner and runner up of each group in the first stage we can start filling in the remaining matches. As the competition progresses this will continue until July 9th, when the second semi-final is played.