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Wednesday World Cup + Con Game Standings

First the games on tap:

1) First game is Australia - Netherlands in Porto Alegre. 9am pacific, 5pm in England, 6pm in the Netherlands and most of western Europe, 2am in eastern Australia, 1:30am in Adelaide, and midnight in Perth. Good weather: cool- high around 60F/15C. Be interesting to see the Socceroos try to hold on as they are sort of like Cadel trying to hold Kelderman's wheel. Australia gets eliminated if they lose AND Spain loses or ties.

2) Second game is Spain - Chile in Rio. noon pacific, 8pm in England, 9pm in Spain and western Europe. This is the marquee match of the day with the defending champs possibly becoming the first team to be eliminated (actually they could be tied for first with the Aussies if both Holland and Chile win.) They have to stand up to another serious offense with Chile...can they do it?

3) Last game...Cameroon - Croatia in Manaus Hot, humid Manaus. Game time is 3pm pacific, 11pm in Cameroon, 11pm England, midnight in western Europe. Cameroon looked like crap vs Mexico; Croatia looked quite good vs Brazil. Only thing standing between Croatia and victory might be the weather. A loss eliminates the Indomitable Lions.

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After the first round of games here are the Competition Game standings:

  • 1. Gizzardfanny 304
  • 2. aldietrich 303
  • 3. tgsgirl 301
  • 4. mpw5 300
  • 5. Wastrel 299
  • 6. Piglito 296
  • 7. ursula 295
  • 8. ther00kie16 294
  • 9. Celticpride 292
  • 10. Ben Corson 291
  • 11. (tie) Retancourt 289
  • 11. (tie) Strides85 289
  • 11. (tie) johnnysteeler 289
  • 11. (tie) Larrick23 289
  • 15. Bought With Blood 288
  • 16. (tie) Pintahead 287
  • 16. (tie) Chris Fontecchio 287
  • 18. (tie) sebastiandeluded 286
  • 18. (tie) Holmovka 286
  • 18. (tie) Yarb 286
  • 21. Mathieug 283
  • 22. MrSneaky 280
  • 23. (tie) Jens 273
  • 23. (tie) broerie 273
  • 25. conork17 271
  • 26. (tie) Alans1472 268
  • 26. (tie) pablo777 268
  • 28. Davie Porter-Zoo 264

Any conclusions? The big thing is these standings are fairly volatile. Before yesterday Bought with Blood had a lead of up to 30 points. Obviously that's long gone. But all of us have moved up and down the standings and we've just gone one round. We are a long way to even declaring a front-runner. It's like Paris-Roubaix this year with oh 50km to go: we all are still in contention.

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