Pop World Cup 2014

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May 14

PWC14 Second Round: South Korea v USA

Pop World Cup 201413 comments • 621 views

Two heavily fancied pop nations up against each other in the final second round game of the Pop World Cup. South Korea topped Group H with the highest score of any country (8 points). USA took 6 points as runner-up in Group G. Iain Mew and The Lex are the respective managers, and the winner plays Iran or Switzerland. Meanwhile, Ghana set up a quarter-final clash with Nigeria by beating Algeria in their second-round game.

R16 8: South Korea v USA - Which Do You Pick?

  • SOUTH KOREA: f(x) 67%
  • USA: Ariana Grande 33%

Total Voters: 69

Poll closes: 17 May 2014 @ 15:00

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This game ends on Friday! Click below the cut for tracks, and a farewell to Algeria…

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May 14

PWC14 Second Round: Iran v Switzerland

Pop World Cup 201412 comments • 489 views

talairan The second round heads towards its climax with this intriguing face-off between two veteran gaffers: Wichita Lineman, who has taken charge of Iran, and former Iran boss Mullah Rezmat, now the Switzerland manager. Iran topped group F with 6 points, Switzerland came second in Group E with 4. The victor faces the winner of South Korea v USA, which goes up Monday. Meanwhile, holders Nigeria have beaten France to set up an all-African quarter-final against Ghana or Algeria.

R16 6: Iran v Switzerland - Which Do You Pick?

  • IRAN: TALA 73%
  • SWIRZERLAND: Lo & Leduc 24%

Total Voters: 45

Poll closes: 15 May 2014 @ 13:00

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This game is up until Wednesday – tracks below the cut! (And we say goodbye to France too)

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May 14

PWC14 Second Round: Ghana v Algeria

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sarkodieIt’s an all-African second-round tie as Jonathan Bogart’s Ghana side take on Katherine St Asaph’s Algeria. Ghana qualified at the top of Group G with 7 points, while Algeria fought back from a poor start to qualify from Group H with 5. The winner here will go into a quarter-final against France or Nigeria. Meanwhile, England will meet Croatia in the quarters after they saw off Cote D’Ivoire. Congratulations to Ronald, and we say goodbye to the Ivoirians below the cut.

R16 6: Ghana v Algeria - Which Do You Pick?

  • GHANA: Sarkodie 71%
  • ALGERIA: Cheb Nadir 29%

Total Voters: 34

Poll closes: 12 May 2014 @ 13:00

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This match runs until Monday. Get voting!

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May 14

PWC14 Second Round: France V Nigeria

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chidinma The fifth of our second-round matches pits France, managed by Jessica, against Nigeria, managed by Cis. France easily won Group E with 7 points, Nigeria came close to triumph in Group F with 6. At stake is a place in the quarter finals against either Algeria or Ghana. Meanwhile, Japan won their match against Uruguay to book a quarter-final place of their own.

R16 5: France v Nigeria - Which Do You Pick?

  • NIGERIA: Chedinma 58%
  • FRANCE: Maitre Gims 42%

Total Voters: 45

Poll closes: 9 May 2014 @ 13:00

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Voting ends on Friday! Songs – and a farewell to Uruguay – below the cut.

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May 14

PWC14 Second Round: England v Cote D’Ivoire

FT + Pop World Cup 201412 comments • 1,286 views

bebi Today’s second round game sees Group D winners England (managed by Ronald) take on Group C runners-up, Garry McK’s Cote D’Ivoire. ENG ended up with 7 points in their group, while CIV bagged 5 1/2. The winners will take on Croatia in the Quarter-Finals, who just emerged victorious from their game against the Dutch.

R16 4: England v Cote D'Ivoire - Which Do You Pick?

  • ENGLAND: AlunaGeorge 60%
  • COTE D'IVOIRE: Bebi Philip ft Debordeau 40%

Total Voters: 78

Poll closes: 6 May 2014 @ 13:00

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Voting ends on Tuesday! Songs – and farewells to the Netherlands and Cameroon – below the cut.

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Apr 14

PWC 14 Second Round: Japan v Uruguay

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nami Our third knockout game pits Patrick St Michel’s Japan team – victors in Group C with 7 points – against Matthew’s Uruguay side, who were Group D runners-up on 5. They’re competing to play Chile, who held off a much-fancied Cameroon team to become our first quarter-finalist.

R16 3: Japan v Uruguay - Which Do You Pick?

  • JAPAN: Nami Takami 67%
  • URUGUAY: Extravagancia 33%

Total Voters: 54

Poll closes: 3 May 2014 @ 14:00

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You have until Saturday to vote – songs are below the cut!

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Apr 14

PWC14 Second Round: Netherlands v Croatia

Pop World Cup 20149 comments • 835 views

lov Our first all-European tie in the second round sees Job De Wit’s Netherlands side – who topped Group B with 5 points – take on intothefireuk’s Croatia team – who came out of Group A’s nail-biting climax also with 5 points.



R16 2: Netherlands v Croatia - Which Do You Pick?

  • CROATIA: Mayales 59%
  • NETHERLANDS: Child Of Lov 41%

Total Voters: 49

Poll closes: 1 May 2014 @ 13:00

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Hear the tracks below the cut, and pick your winner.

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Apr 14

PWC14 Second Round: Cameroon v Chile

Pop World Cup 201417 comments • 1,275 views

amanitas Welcome to the knockout stages of the Pop World Cup. At this point, the rules are very simple indeed. Two tracks, vote for the one you like best. Here we have Chris’ Cameroon, who topped Group A with 7.5 points, against lartsaegis’ Chile side, runners-up in Group B with 5.

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Apr 14

PWC14: Group H Finale (South Korea, Algeria, Belgium, Russia)

Pop World Cup 201413 comments • 1,068 views

k3 Welcome to the final group stage game in the Pop World Cup! I’m sorry it’s been so delayed – the result is that we’ll have a truncated voting time: you have UNTIL FRIDAY AFTERNOON to get your votes in on this. So let’s see how things stand.

South Korea (managed by Iain Mew) are in pole position with 5 points. Anything short of last place in this game and they’re through. Below them it’s something of a dogfight. Algeria (Katherine St Asaph) maintain a slender advantage with 3 points to Belgium (Glynn)’s 2.5. Russia (Chelovek Na Lune) have 1.5. Russia need to go for the win, but all these sides really need to beat the other two.

Songs, votes, and a bumper results report below the cut.

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Apr 14

PWC14: Group G Finale (USA, Portugal, Ghana, Germany)

Pop World Cup 201411 comments • 1,163 views

brandy Welcome to the final Group G game! Let’s see how things stand.

USA (managed by The Lex), Portugal (managed by Weej) and Ghana (managed by Jonathan Bogart) all have 4 points, and the barest whisker of percentile difference between them. So it’s a straight knockout – the two sides doing best from those three go through.

Germany (managed by Tak), meanwhile, fell victim to the Group of Death and are on 0 points. They’ll be playing for pride only.

Poll and songs below the cut, and an ADMIN UPDATE for fans of those.

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