World Soccer Bracket

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Welcome to the World Soccer Bracket. The best soccer nations in the world will be battling for the coveted title of World Champion in Russia this summer. We want you to share all of the action with us with this unique and fun contest that covers all 64 matches played from June 14 through the championship game on July 15.

How to Play

First, you need to predict the winner and runner-up in each of the eight groups during the Group Stage. This will determine the layout of your bracket for the Knockout Stage. Follow the instructions on screen once you have completed Step 1 to build your bracket for Step 2. For the Knockout Stage, select the team you think will win each game, from the Round of 16 through the Championship Game, based on the matchups you have created.

Scoring System

Stage Dates Points per
Correct Pick
Group Stage – 1st Place June 14 – 28 3
Group Stage – 2nd Place June 14 – 28 2
Round of 16 June 30 – July 3 3
Quarterfinals July 6 – 7 4
Semifinals July 10 – 11 5
Third Place Game July 14 4
Championship Game July 15 6

Leaderboard System

Your rank in the contest is determined by the points awarded for each of your correct picks and if necessary, by the tie-breaking procedures.


  1. In which minute will the first goal be scored in the Championship game?
  2. In which minute will the first goal be scored in the Third Place game?
  3. Time of entry (earlier will be ranked better)