It’s simple. Pick the teams that will advance out of the group stage.
A accurate picks, picking the correct first and second teams advancing from each group will earn 3 points. Correct picks, picking advancing team(s) will earn 1 point. Incorrect picks will earn 0 points.
For example, if Uruguay and Egypt finish 1st and 2nd respectively in their group as I pick, then I will have earned 3 points. If either Uruguay or Egypt advance or if they advance with Egypt 1st and Uruguay 2nd, then I will have earned 1 point. If neither team advances, then, of course, zero points.
After the group stage, I will tally up the points and offer up a new set of picks. If you’d like to play along, just leave your group stage picks in the comments.
For those who decide to play alongside me, the winner (the most points) will win one or both of the following books–