Saturday, 14 July 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup - Referee predictions - Final Results - The winner is Ref_1707

Our predictions game for WC 2018 appointments is over. This is the final ranking, big congratulations to Ref_1707
First of all, I must thank again Soham, especially for having encouraged me in organizing  this game, and Eric for his great cooperation during the whole tournament.

Ref_1707 with 152 points is the winner: congratulations. As said before the tournament what I can offer to him is just a special mention with many compliments, but I'm sure this will be enough. We played, we enjoyed the competition, in a full friendly spirit.

Soham is the runner up with 147 points.

A big thank to all the participants for their interest.

As always, if you spot a mistake, please don't hesitate to inform us.


  1. Congratulations to Ref_1707, Chefren and Soham for the podium positions 👏👏🏆🥇🥉🥈. Now we have the Argentinian referee in the final match of WC tomorrow and "Germany" won the prediction game, at least a small consolation after all 😉👍.

  2. I'm really happy to see the number of participants here... Shows how popular this blog is 😃😃

  3. Congrats to the winners. If you see a zero, you either didn’t earn any points or used a different username for that round which can be found as another entry in the chart. If you need two of them merged, please comment.

    1. I think, the Phillip S and Philipp S points are both from me. (And I hope, it was not me, who spelt my name wrong ;) )
      But due to my bad KO stage predictions, not so important anyways...

    2. I think I made this mistake while compiling group stage scores... I always confuse Philipp and Phillip and thus I think this mess occured because of me... Very sorry 😔

    3. So Philipp, your final score should be 76.
      We will modify the PDF.

    4. The same for Wolfgang Stark and WolfgangStark 😉

  4. I am making a guess that Ruben Lopez and Ruben Lopez Arias are the same person! 🤔

    1. And also Joachim Schiffler and Joachim Scheffler is one and the same person.

  5. @Soham/Chefren:
    Do you think it is possible to make a similar prediction game for the upcoming UCL season? If not no problem, I can imagine the big effort which was needed for this „only“ at the WC ;)

    1. We have received some interesting ideas and proposals, also from other sites and blog.
      For sure, something will follow on next weeks :)

  6. U19 EURO

    16 July 2018, 14:00 CET - Vaasa (Elisa Stadion)
    Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
    Assistant Referee 1: Damir Lazić (BIH)
    Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Zobenica (CRO)
    Fourth Official: Ville Nevalainen (FIN)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)
    UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Zavrl (SVN)

    16 July 2018, 19:00 CET - Vaasa (Elisa Stadion)
    Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
    Assistant Referee 1: Uroš Stojković (SRB)
    Assistant Referee 2: Aron Härsing (EST)
    Fourth Official: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Karen Nalbandyan (ARM)
    UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Zavrl (SVN)

    17 July 2018, 17:30 CET - Seinäjoki (OmaSP Stadion)
    Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
    Assistant Referee 1: Bryngeir Valdimarsson (ISL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Alexandru Cerei (ROU)
    Fourth Official: Petri Viljanen (FIN)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)
    UEFA Delegate: David Martin (GBR)

    17 July 2018, 19:30 CET - Vaasa (Elisa Stadion)
    Referee: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
    Assistant Referee 1: Joakim Amri Nilsson (SWE)
    Assistant Referee 2: Ian Bird (WAL)
    Fourth Official: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)
    UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Zavrl (SVN)

  7. La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that in case of England in final, Faghani would have been appointed. So, a big "drama" for the Iranian referee, he had to stay out for this reason, however Pitana was the first choice in all the other cases... just one thing, he couldn't have handled England (Argentina, of course, and maybe also Brazil).
    So, a choice based on qualified teams has been made.

    1. In the same article, it is also reported that in 2014 Argentina reaching the final was the reason for which Pitana had to stop after quarterfinals... otherwise he would have been maybe even candidate for the final at that time. Can you believe that? For sure Pitana had already impressed the whole committee 4 years ago, before Collina's nomination.

    2. Yes it's a known news that both Pitana and Kuipers would be an absolute shoe-in for the last 3 matches in 2014 but both of their host countries ruled them out and they had to go home after QF!

  8. Munuera or Scharer for final in Vaasa ?

  9. jejejejejejee.........Chefren is jocking with me

  10. Thank you very much for your congratulations - that‘s really nice of you. Indeed it is an honour to be the winner of hundreds of participants, but the most important thing is that we had fun in predicting the referees‘ appointments at this WC. I would like to thank you, Soham and Eric for taking time to evaluate our predictions and you, Chefren for your work on this blog - I really appreciate it. Let‘s enjoy the final game in a few hours, probably I‘m going to write a little summary/evaluation of Pitana‘s performance after the game.
    Just one more thing: Chefren, if you would like to get some data of the referees/ARs/VARs... appointments at this WC in order to make a little summary of this WC in terms of refereeing, I can send you the needed information via mail.

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