HiveBuzz World Cup Contest - Round of 16 - Recap of Day 1

in Word Cup 20232 years ago (edited)

Here are the results after thirteen days of competition

Finally, a day with expected results confirmed in the field. The majority of participants in our competition must be relieved at the end of this first day of the round of 16.

And yet, both the United States and Australia fought like hell. The match Argentina vs Australia was particularly tense until the last minute. What wonderful matches!


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Matches - Knockout phase

TeamsValid betsTeam ATieTeam BWinner
Netherlands vs United States385323062Netherlands
Argentina vs Australia396372024Argentina

PS: You can check the results of all group stage matches in this post.

Contest distribution and ranking

We are progressing in this World Cup and the ranking is slowly becoming clearer among the participants.

Here is a breakdown by the number of badges:


Here are the top 25 players. Remember that the sooner you make your bets, the higher you will find yourself in the ranking compared to other players who have the same score as you.

At the top of the leaderboard, @soluce07 and @onlyhive consolidate their position by having skilfully bet on the Netherlands and Argentina.

Unfortunately, @javierariascbb made a terrible mistake took the risk of betting on the USA win. That costs him a badge and knocks him out of the top three. He falls down in the group of eight participants who are hot on the heels of these two leaders and he gives up his 3rd place to @bonobogologolo.

Our contest is ruthless!

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The world cup is ruthless 😅

Greetings, @hivebuzz I wouldn't say @javierariascbb was a mistake, he took a risk. It's exciting here.

agreed and these are the risks top25 people need to take now to stand out on top :D


You're right, let's look at the bright side of life. Post updated.

C'était chaud les dernières minutes de l'Argentine ! 😓Demain sera une autre journée avec peut être des surprises ??? Ah non quand même pas !!!😀

Hehe, effectivement c'était chaud. Il y en a un qui a du avoir son rythme cardiaque qui s'est emballé 😂

I agree with onlyhive below that javierariascbb was not a mistake but a risk
which everybody in top 3 badge categories will need to start taking to reach the top3
and those risky predictions will sometime make you stand out or fall you back in the crowd :D


You are right, if his choice was well thought out, it's more a risk than a mistake.


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The underdogs really fought well, some very tense moments indeed!
The question always is, which of the top teams are going to drop out, especially in this unpredictable World Cup that's left many in shock🤔
Thank you for running this exciting contest🤩

the leaderboard starts to look like Splinterlands leaderboard, harsh, ruthless and no tolerance for mistake

Awesome participation, love this contest, and finally a day of favourites winning! Most should have picked up their badges yesterday!

One question.... Why is England shortened to GBR? England isn't Great Britain, England is ENG.

GBR is Great Britain, SCOTLAND, WALES and those english folk.

Pet peeve, maybe it's just me...