Rules


The game

With the game of Tournamentsoccer.us you'll become a predictor of all the matches of the tournament. You'll have to do your best to submit predictions (you can make changes) in order to take the win away from your friends, family or colleagues. When you have the predictions right, you'll score the most points.


Join now

By creating an account you're participating with the game. When participating you're obligated to enter all required details and you agree upon the rules of the game as well as the terms provided.


Deadline

You are required to submit all your predictions for the entire tournament (all tournament stages) before the start of the tournament: After, you're still able to make changes, to do so you'll need to go to the My prediction page and click on for more information about the deadlines.


My prediction

After logging in, you will be redirect to the 'My prediction' page. It is up to you to predict all scores of all matches before the start of the tournament. The score represents the result after the regular playing time of 90 minutes. So, extra time or penalties are not taken into account.

Knockout rounds

For the knockout rounds you need to select the country of whom you think will go through. It is not allowed to select a country double per whole round. If you do this, you will be rewarded with zero points. See below for some examples.

100%

When logged in, you'll see a score in the main navigation bar. This score represents the percentage you filled out on the 'My prediction' page. When you see a 100 % score, you are acknowledged that you entered all predictions. But be aware, it doesn't indicate when countries are selected double in a whole knockout round.


Individual

As an individual you're automatically competing against all members of the pool. You'll play for the prizes described on the Prizes page. The person with the most points wins.


Organise pool

Do you want to organise a pool? Click here to do so. On both pages you'll find further instructions of how to add a pool. In this way you're able to organise a pool with friends, colleagues, sport buddies, neighbours, or more.

Participate in pool

On the 'Pool'-page you are able to sign up for a pool. Just below the title on the left side you'll see a button that you can click. You should be logged in to sign up for a pool.

Invite friends for my pool

On the 'Pool'-page you are able to invite friends. Just below the title you'll see Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp logos that you can can click. In this way you can invite friends to participate.


Points

Points to be earned based on the scores

Based on some rules you are able to collect points for the score. The score represents the result after the regular playing time of 90 minutes. So, extra time or penalties are not taken into account. The maximum numbers of points based on the score for all matches is equal to 30 points. Here are some examples:

M Match P Predicted R Results 1X2 1X2 HG Home Goals AG Away Goals GD Goal difference MP Max. points
QAT - ECU Qatar - Ecuador 3 - 1 3 - 1 16 5 5 4 30
QAT - ECU Qatar - Ecuador 3 - 1 3 - 0 16 5 0 0 21
QAT - ECU Qatar - Ecuador 3 - 1 2 - 1 16 0 5 0 21
QAT - ECU Qatar - Ecuador 3 - 1 2 - 0 16 0 0 4 20
QAT - ECU Qatar - Ecuador 3 - 1 3 - 4 0 5 0 0 5
QAT - ECU Qatar - Ecuador 3 - 1 0 - 1 0 0 5 0 5

Points to be earned based on the predicted countries in the knockout rounds

Next to the points for the score, you are able to collect points by predicting the countries that go through to the next round(s). So, you can earn points based on the correct position (CP), or the incorrect position (IP). For example, correct position is equal by predicting that France will be the winner of Group A. But, if another country comes first and France qualifies, but as runner-up, it will be selected as the incorrect position.

M Match P Predicted C Score CP Correct position IP Incorrect position MP Max. points
all countries qualified on correct position:
1/8F [1A - 2B] Round of 16 [1A - 2B] NED - USA The Netherlands - USA NED - USA The Netherlands - USA 50 (2 x 25) 0 50
1/8F [1B - 2A] Round of 16 [1B - 2A] ENG - QAT England - Qatar ENG - QAT England - Qatar 50 (2 x 25) 0 50
two countries qualified on correct position and two on the incorrect position:
1/8F [1A - 2B] Round of 16 [1A - 2B] NED - USA The Netherlands - USA NED - ENG The Netherlands - England 25 15 40
1/8F [1B - 2A] Round of 16 [1B - 2A] ENG - QAT England - Qatar USA - QAT USA - Qatar 25 15 40
all countries qualified, but at the incorrect position:
1/8F [1A - 2B] Round of 16 [1A - 2B] NED - USA The Netherlands - USA QAT - ENG Qatar - England 0 30 30
1/8F [1B - 2A] Round of 16 [1B - 2A] ENG - QAT England - Qatar USA - NED USA - The Netherlands 0 30 30
one country qualified at correct position, and one at the incorrect position:
1/8F [1A - 2B] Round of 16 [1A - 2B] NED - USA The Netherlands - USA NED - IRN The Netherlands - Iran 25 0 25
1/8F [1B - 2A] Round of 16 [1B - 2A] ENG - QAT England - Qatar USA - SEN USA - Senegal 0 15 15

Warning; no points earned when countries are selected double

Per knockout round it is not allowed to select a country or more countries double. A warning will be presented. But, when you did you'll be rewarded with zero points.

M Match P Predicted C Countries MP Max. points
correct example with all countries selected once:
1/8F [1A - 2B] Round of 16 [1A - 2B] NED - USA The Netherlands - USA NED - USA The Netherlands - USA 50
1/8F [1B - 2A] Round of 16 [1B - 2A] ENG - QAT England - Qatar ENG - QAT England - Qatar 50
incorrect example with England selected twice:
1/8F [1A - 2B] Round of 16 [1A - 2B] The Netherlands - ENG The Netherlands - England NED - USA The Netherlands - USA 0
1/8F [1B - 2A] Round of 16 [1B - 2A] England - QAT England - Qatar ENG - QAT England - Qatar 0

Overview of the maximum number of points that can be earned per round

Per match and knockout round there are points to be collected. In this overview you'll see the maximum number of points that can be collected per round.

Round M Matches S Score CP Correct position IP Incorrect position MP Max. points
GroupGroup stage - Matchday 1 16 30 480
GroupGroup stage - Matchday 2 16 30 480
GroupGroup stage - Matchday 3 16 30 480
1/8FRound of 16 8 30 25 15 640
1/4FQuarter finals 4 30 35 20 400
1/2FSemi finals 2 30 45 25 240
33rd Place 1 30 55 30 140
FFinal 1 30 65 35 160
ChampionWorld Champion 100
Topscorer 20
Yellow cards 201)
Red cards 202)
Goals 203)
Total 3200

Bonus Questions

For each bonus question you can get between 0 and 20 points.

1) Per yellow card difference 2 point(s) will be deducted.
For example: you've predicted 220 yellow cards, the actual amount was 226, than you'll get 20 - 12 = 8 points.

2) Per red card difference 5 point(s) will be deducted .
For example: you've predicted 10 red cards, the actual amount was 8, than you'll get 20 - 10 = 10 points.

3) Per goal difference 2 point(s) will be deducted.
For example: you've predicted 160 goals, the actual amount was 163, than you'll get 20 - 6 = 14 points.

FIFA will be used as reference: https://www.fifa.com/tournaments/mens/worldcup/qatar2022

Rounds

After each match points are awarded. In the table below you'll find an overview of all the rounds in this game. For example, in round 33 two matches will be played at the same time and after the final whistle points are awared for the scores and the countries that qualify for the next round.

# Points for score Points for home team Points for away team Points for champion
1 2
2 3
3 1
4 4
5 8
6 6
7 7
8 5
9 12
10 11
11 10
12 9
13 13
14 14
15 15
16 16
17 17
18 18
19 19
20 20
21 21
22 22
23 23
24 24
25 25
26 26
27 27
28 28
29 29
30 30
31 31
32 32
33 35, 36 49 51
34 33, 34 51 49
35 37, 38 52 50
36 39, 40 50 52
37 41, 42 55 53
38 43, 44 53 55
39 45, 46 56 54
40 47, 48 54 56
41 49 57
42 50 57
43 52 59
44 51 59
45 53 58
46 54 58
47 55 60
48 56 60
49 58 61
50 57 61
51 60 62
52 59 62
53 61 63, 64
54 62 63, 64
55 63
56 64 65