By Ken Fuchs, Head of Yahoo Sports
It’s almost time for the biggest and most popular sporting event in the world, which commands the attention of billions of fans every four years. There are 32 teams all vying for the title. Today, Yahoo is giving you the chance to show the world who you think will win it all, with the launch of Yahoo Sports Fantasy World Football Pick’em
Whether you’re a diehard footy fan, or someone who likes to tune in every four years, Yahoo Sports World Football Pick’em is a great way to enjoy the action and follow all your favorite teams.
First, register for the game and create or join a group. This is your chance to compete against friends and family, and show them who truly has the best football know how.
Once you’re set up, it’s time to make your picks. There will be two phases to the Pick’em game. During the first two weeks of the tournament, users predict scores for every game. Points are awarded for picking the winner of each game, and bonuses are given for guessing the correct score of a game. Weeks 3 and 4 are the knockout rounds of the tournament, where you’ll make your picks for which teams will continue to advance, and who will take home the trophy. Make sure to get your picks in early, as they have to be locked in before each game starts.
Points and bonuses increase each round, and standings will be tracked in each group. The person with the most points at the end of the tournament wins their group — and bragging rights for the next four years. It’s that easy! Also, don’t forget to use the “Share My Prediction” and “Share My Winner” features to show off your picking prowess.
The games begin on June 12, so now is the time to start researching your picks. Yahoo Sports World Cup coverage is a great place to start. And don’t forget to keep an eye on José Mourinho, who will make his picks along the way, starting with who he thinks will survive the group round. Sign up now and good luck!
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