For my office sweepstake there's 16 of us in my team, which works out nicely as we get 2 picks each.
However, in a bid to 'make it fun' we've been asked to each bring in foods to represent the countries we draw. I'm dreading this. We haven't done the draw yet - think that's happening tomorrow - but just looking through the list of teams I've no idea what to do for most of them. Maybe I'll make a cake and have the icing as the flags or something.
I got Argentina in my work sweepstake. It's been broken up so there are a bunch of sub prizes rather than a winner takes all system. So best performing bottom pot team, worst performing top pot team, quickest goal conceded by a winning team, etc. I think there are eight prizes in all.
What do we think the worst match of the tournament will be? There are some potentially awful matches in there, and I look forward to being proven wrong when they all turn out to be 3-3 thrillers. Panama vs. Tunisia is my pick.
It's weird though, I'm still looking forward to fixtures I'd never normally seek out.