This grand tournament
features 32 coaches representing the real-life FIFA tournament teams (which kicks off in real-life soccer-land, November 2022). We kicked off the FUMBBL version about three months ago.
The Group stage of the FUMBBL FIFA World Cup Tournament ended last week. The first and second place teams from each group moved into the first knockout stage - called the Round of 16 (16 teams). Several groups had to go to tie-breakers to determine which country/coach moved on.
The knockout stage pairings were determined based on the real-life FIFA tournament rules.
The Match-ups for the Round of 16 are:
Brazil (Bram) vs South Korea (Sampittu)
Germany (Thommynator) vs Belgium (knine)
Tunisia (Diablange) vs Argentina (Garcangel)
England (Xandyreoch) vs Ecuador (Mathfuric)
Croatia (BillBrasky) vs Costa Rica (MrCushtie)
Portugal (Planeswalker25) vs Cameroon (pythrr)
Poland (Rayhell) vs France (Ohwatch)
Iran (DrClaes) vs Senegal (iena)
Some points of interest for the Round of 16 knockout stage:
There are two stunty teams: Iran (DrClaes - flings) and Tunisia (Diablange, snots).
There are three elf teams.
There is one dwarf team (Cameroon, pythrr) and one chorf team (me, knine - Belgium)
There are 11 'normal' teams and five secret league teams.
The first game has been played. Germany lost to Belgium in overtime, 2-1.
The round of 16 ends 7 October.