Wednesday, 18 December 2013

'Who Will Face Brazil?' winners announced

From 25 November to 5 December over 35,000 users submitted their predictions on for which three teams they thought would be drawn in Brazil’s group for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. The ‘Who Will Face Brazil?’ prediction contest offered an incredible Grand Prize – a trip to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final!

At the Final Draw for Brazil 2014, held on 6 December in Costa do Sauípe, the tournament groups were decided. The host nation’s fate was sealed alongside Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon in Group A. And what of the ‘Who Will Face Brazil?’ contestants’ fates? Today, we are happy to announce the winners of our ‘Who Will Face Brazil?’ contest!

The perfectionists
Remarkably, 66 club members correctly predicted all three of Brazil’s opponents! placed all 66 names into the Prize Draw. The first name drawn was awarded the Grand Prize - a trip to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final! The next 10 names drawn will receive their respective runners-up prizes.

And the Grand Prize winner is...
Congratulations to 'Andymi' from Mexico! You have won the Grand Prize and will be traveling to Brazil with a guest of your choice to watch the Final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Maracana on 13 July!

Runners up
The following ten perfect predictors have won runners-up prizes!

Runner-up   Prize
adidas CAFUSA football signed by Neymar
Brazil jersey signed by Kaka
steli95 Spain outfield player jersey signed by 2010 FIFA World Cup™
 winning Captain Iker  Casillas
netogomez92 Brazil jersey from the Olympic Football Tournament London 2012
signed by several players  including  Lucas, Ganso, Oscar, Danilo, Neymar and Juan!
pablonieto Brazil jersey from Olympic Football Tournament London 2012
signed by Neymar, Leandro Damião and Pato
Spain jersey signed by 2010 FIFA World Cup winner Xavi
Spain jersey signed by 2010 FIFA World Cup winner Fernando Torres
cledson-BRA0 Spain jersey signed by 2010 FIFA World Cup winner David Villa
Pedrobolarn Brazil jersey customized with Lucio’s name and number (unsigned)
Williaam25 Brazil jersey customized with Maicon’s name and number (unsigned)

The statistics
Club members from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and the USA dominated the contest in terms of both sheer numbers and quality of predictions. The four nations even occupied a large portion of the 66 ‘perfect predictors’ list. Brazil had 14 users in the top 66, followed by Colombia (10), Mexico (9) and USA (7). The perfect predictors took their submissions very seriously with one third of them waiting until 4 December, the day after the pot allocations for the Final Draw were revealed, to finally submit their picks for ‘Who Will Face Brazil?’ contest.

1,608 predictors came so close to perfect predictions, correctly guessing 2 of the 3 opponents. Over 11,000 Club members only managed to correctly predict one of the three teams, proving just how difficult it was and just how lucky you had to be, to predict Brazil’s 3 opponents!

The teams
Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Japan were the three most popular teams selected by Club members. Conversely, Colombia, Uruguay and Argentina were the three teams least selected by Club members to be alongside Brazil in Group A.

Congratulations to all our Club members on their efforts. You still have another chance to win a trip to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final. Play the FIFA/FIFPro World XI Predictor game now!

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