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Play me! It’s The World Cup sticker challenge

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The world cup is almost ready to kick off and I for one am very excited. Unfortunatly a number of my football hating friends are not and this will undoubtably cause a problem at some stage down the line when I have to watch the very crucial Ivory Coast v Serbia & Montenegro match (I am tipping the Ivory Coast to win this year but more on that later…)

Thankfully I have an answer to get them interested in all the games – the World Cup sticker challenge! The rules of the game are very simple; you buy three packets of Panini World Cup stickers (I got mine from the WHSmiths at Elephant and Castle) then from the 15 players you get (you get 5 stickers per packet) you pick the best team of 11 players availiable to you. If you get a team photo or badge you can pick any player from that country, if you get a stadium or a player who didn’t make the final world cup squad then your stuck!

The scoring couldn’t be easier, its all based on a game by game basis and the person with the most points at the end of the tournament wins!

Plus points

  • 10+ if your player plays any part in the match
  • 10+ if your player scores a goal
  • 5+ if your team keeps a clean sheet (and your player plays)
  • 2+ for every goal your team scores per match (and your player plays)

Minus points

  • -10 for a red card
  • -5 for a yellow card
  • -2 for every goal your team conceded in the match (if your player plays)

It really couldn’t be easier than that – with your team picked you and all your friends watch the games, note the scorers, note who played and have great fun at the person who got a team full of Iranians, Australians and Angolans! Equally you can radiate smug glee when your team of so-called no hopers manage to put up a fight and win!

I’d like to think everyone who reads this article may give it a go; its like fantasy football that everyone can play; the players you get are random but who you then pick is up to you! I hope that I can spread the word of the World Cup sticker challenge far and wide!

  • Captain Maggot

    The sticker game is so great, got it going on at work and even the football hating girls admit to watching matches to see how their Paraguay goalkeeper or Croatian centre half is doing.

    And 10 days into the world cup my team is beating you team.