We are so close to Euro2020 now and I'm getting excited. I love the huge sporting tournaments whether they are football or anything else and of course, last year should have been Euro2020 and the Tokyo Olympics so I've missed a year.
Next year, of course, is the extremely controversial World Cup from Qatar and it will be interesting to see what would happen should Saudia Arabia qualify...
Anyway, we had a few Correct score winners last night but as is often the case, the first goalscorer proved elusive!
And so on to today and it's back to Asian Qualifying for the World Cup and another 'how many' game between China v The Maldives
Now I think there will be no doubt that china will win this but by how many? China will be all out, guns blazing as to qualify for the next round, they need to be one of the second-placed teams with the most points.
First position is above them now, this group will go to Syria who are far and away the best team in this group and in an unassailable position. China sit in second, 6 clear of the Philippines so its a case of getting as many games as possible to give themselves a chance of progressing.
One point to raise is that the Maldives are quite capable of scoring, in only one of their games so far have they failed to score, and that was against Syria. China are not the biggest scorers so use what you know and predict accordingly guys!
Prediction: China 4 : 1 Maldives - First Goalscorer: Wu Lei
Simply write the name of the FIRST GOALSCORER and the CORRECT SCORE as a comment. The competition closes 5 minutes before kick-off which is 18.00 BST.
EARLY KICK-OFF SO GET YOUR PREDICTIONS IN EARLY PLEASE!
The Small Print
In the first goalscorer competition, own goals do not count. In the correct score competition, it's the score after 90mins. Extra time and penalties do not count and the pot for each competition will roll over if there is no winner. If more than one person chooses the same first goalscorer or correct score, the prize is shared and everyone gets a little upvote! It seems I also need to add, one entry per person. Don't forget the new rule that only people with a rep of 45 or above are eligible to enter unless they have been approved. The bonus will be added to any winnings ONLY if Leeds United win and/or Man U lose and all payouts will never exceed 50% of post payout. Other bonuses paid out at my discretion.
The Winners were...
The game finished FC Haku 1:2 HJK Helsinki and looking down the list, a big shoutout goes to @lebey1, @ervin-lemark and @worktight who share the pot and takeaway 1700+500 tokens each!
no one got the first goalscorer so appearance fees are on their way to; @etiboy56, @iamchuks, @jfang003, @johnsennimaat, @jersteemit, @numpypython, @friendlymoose, @jjummykay, @oswvin01, @ralph75, @pthker2010, @chrisparis, @kbskl, @abimbola753 and @da-prince
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Thanks everyone for playing. We had a great turnout yesterday so good luck with tonight's game and we'll meet up here again tomorrow.