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2018 World Cup Futbol Pools

2018 World Cup Pools

Get your pool together NOW!

Group stage starts: Thursday, June 14, 2018

The group stage games will be in the system shortly after the group stage draw, December 2017.

Choose from several different styles of pools, below.

Create a 2018 World Cup Pool

 World Cup 2018 Pick Group Stage Games before they start and Stage 2 Bracket before Stage 2 begins
 World Cup 2018 Pick Group Stage Games, Stage 2 Teams and Bracket before tournament begins
 World Cup 2018 Pick Stage 2 Teams and Bracket before tournament begins
 World Cup 2018 Pick Winner for each game as tournament progresses
 World Cup 2018 Stage 2 Bracket before Stage 2 begins

Tons of bracket pool features:

  • Easy for people to join
  • Top notch Customer Support
  • See everyone's picks after deadline

World Cup Pools are Free

Optional Upgrades Available


Upgrade Options

Choose from five (5) different styles of World Cup pools

Below is a matrix to help you decide which pool is right for you.

Pool Name Group Stage Stage 2
Games Deadline Games Deadline

World Cup 2018 Pick Winner for each game as tournament progresses

Create a Free Pool

Pool Details

Optional Upgrade Features / Pricing

Before each game's kickoff Before each game's kickoff
(Teams will be enterred into system after determined on the pitch)

World Cup 2018 Pick Group Stage Games before they start and Stage 2 Bracket before Stage 2 begins

Create a Free Pool

Pool Details

Optional Upgrade Features / Pricing

Private Label Demo Site

Before each game's kickoff Before Stage 2 begins
(Stage 2 teams will be enterred into system after determined on the pitch)

World Cup 2018 Pick Group Stage Games and Stage 2 Bracket before tournament begins

View Demo

Create a Free Pool

Pool Details

Optional Upgrade Features / Pricing

Before tournament begins Before tournament begins

World Cup 2018 Pick Stage 2 Bracket before tournament begins

View Demo

Create a Free Pool

Pool Details

Optional Upgrade Features / Pricing

    Before tournament begins

World Cup 2018 Stage 2 Bracket before Stage 2 begins

Create a Free Pool

Pool Details

Optional Upgrade Features / Pricing

    Before Stage 2 begins
(Stage 2 teams will be enterred into system after determined on the pitch)
 

World Cup 2018

Create your World Cup pool right here at Pooltracker - it's easy with our World Cup pool software! You can do a World Cup 2018 pool for all of the games or just Stage 2. Everyone loves to participate in office pools. There's no better way to bring the office together for fun and camaraderie. Get ready for the 2018 World Cup pool early with Pooltracker.com. Get your office - and your bracket - together!

We'll show you how to make and set up a football/soccer pool and how to go through your pool results. With Pooltracker, your office football pool will be online here at Pooltracker.com. Using our online football pools means you no longer have to run your office pool by hand. This leaves you more time to enjoy the World Cup festivities.

What It Is

Challenge you and your friends to a custom world cup pool. Everyone makes picks for each match and/or stage. View each other's picks and standings after each match.

Accrue points based on the outcome of each match. Don't worry, we do all of the calculations..

 

Object of the Game

The object of the game is to accumulate as many points as you can each stage, for the entire tournament. On our standings page, you can view pool standings by stage or by the entire world cup tournament, at any time.

 

How It Works

There are 32 teams in stage 1, aka the "group stage", of the world cup, which are in 8 groups of 4 teams each. There are 48 stage 1 matches on the stage 1 picks sheet. The 48 stage 1 matches are known and scheduled, after the final draw is completed in December of the preceeding year, roughly 6 months before the first match.

For stage 1, each team will play 3 games, in round-robin style. Each team will play each of the other teams in the same group. The top 2 teams from each group, 16 teams in all, will make it to stage 2, the knockout phase of the world cup tournament.

Stage 2, the knockout phase, is bracket style, win or go home. Each round of the cuts the remaining number of teams in half, until the final, which will produce the world cup champion. There are 16 stage 2 games, which includes the 3rd and 4th place match.

Teams for stage 2 games will be enterred into the system, shortly after they are determined.

 

Scoring

We tweet/post teams for stage 2 games and other things, via our twitter account and our facebook page. Follow us to stay abreast of the latest changes.

We have 4 different scoring options to choose from.
Straight Pick em
» 1 point for each correct pick
 
Ranked Pick em
» For each correct pick, users will receive the number of points equal to the confidence rank that they entered for that game.
» The goal is to score the most points, which may not equate to the most wins
» The "catch" is that ranking numbers can only be used once
  • Put high points on your most confident pick
  • Put low points on your least confident pick

 
Straight Pick 'em - Losses count negative
» 1 point for each correct pick
» -1 point for each incorrect pick
 
Ranked Pick 'em - Losses count negative
» For each incorrect pick, users will have the number of points equal to their confidence rank for that game subtracted from their total.
» The goal is to score the most points, which may not equate to the most wins
» The "catch" is that ranking numbers can only be used once
  • Put high points on your most confident pick
  • Put low points on your least confident pick

 

 

Tie Breaker:

Total Goals for all Teams for Each Stage

Tie breakers help determine pool winners for each stage, as well as tournament long pool champions.

 

When does it start

Every 4 years: Thursday, June 14, 2018.

 

Other Options

Pool administrators can abdicate their admin prividges, to avoid any chance or thought of impropriety, from other poolies. We ask that the pool administrator send us an email requesting us to remove his admin priviledges after all the settings have been configured and all expected players have joined. This is so no other admin tasks are required.

 

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