The Europop 2008 Tournament

What’s it all about?

Europop 2008 is a competitive pop tournament: 16 brave players have each volunteered to ‘manage’ one of the countries involved in the Euro 2008 football tournament. This involves finding MP3 tracks from each country and pitting them in one-on-one matches with tracks from another country, in the same format and order as the ‘real’ competition. This one is designed to end at around the time the real one does, in June.

How can I join in?

It’s easy. You can vote in each match, for your favourite track (using whatever criteria you fancy). We host all the tracks here using an inline audio player so you don’t need to download anything. It would also be awesome if you spread the word about Europop 2008, mentioning this page on your own site or bookmarking it.

Congratulations, SWITZERLAND!

Deserved winner of Europop 2008. And that’s all the europop excitement at an end. How will the Pop World Cup in 2010 measure up to this?

Finals

SWITZERLAND v Italy

Semi Finals

SWITZERLAND v Portugal
France v ITALY

Quarter Finals

Switzerland v Germany = SWITZERLAND
Poland v Portugal = PORTUGAL
France v Russia = FRANCE
Greece v Italy = ITALY.

Group Rounds

Team P W D L + Pts
SW’LAND 3 1 2 0 49 30 5
PORTUGAL 3 1 2 0 57 41 5
Turkey 3 1 1 1 37 34 4
Czech Rep 3 0 1 2 35 71 1
Team P W D L + Pts
POLAND 3 2 1 0 42 22 7
GERMANY 3 1 2 0 40 32 5
Croatia 3 0 2 1 32 41 2
Austria 3 0 1 2 24 39 1
Team P W D L + Pts
FRANCE 3 1 2 0 40 29 5
ITALY 3 1 1 1 35 35 4
Romania 3 0 3 0 31 31 3
Holland 3 0 2 1 30 37 2
Team P W D L + Pts
GREECE 3 2 1 0 44 23 7
RUSSIA 3 1 2 0 35 28 5
Sweden 3 1 0 2 29 38 2
Spain 3 0 1 2 25 44 1

Group A

Switzerland 3 Czech Republic 1
Turkey 1 Portugal 2
Czech Republic 3 Portugal 3
Switzerland 1 Turkey 1
Switzerland 2 Portugal 2
Czech Republic 0 Turkey 2

Group B

Austria 1 Croatia 1
Germany 0 Poland 0
Croatia 2 Germany 2
Austria 0 Poland 3
Croatia 1 Poland 4
Austria 1 Germany 2

Group C

France 1 Romania 1
Holland 0 Italy 2
France 2 Holland 2
Italy 1 Romania 1
France 4 Italy 2
Holland 2 Romania 2

Group D

Sweden 0 Greece 2
Russia 1 Spain 1
Greece 1 Russia 1
Spain 1 Sweden 2
Greece 3 Spain 0
Russia 1 Sweden 0

How is the scoring worked out?

Just as in Euro 2008, there’s a group stage and a knockout stage, with 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw in the group stage. If a track gets more than 60% of the vote, it scores a win (and over 40% but under 60% gets it a draw). Any ties in the group stage will be decided on “vote difference” and then “number of votes”.

In the knockout stage a simple majority wins. In the event of a tie, we’ll think of something.

The conversion to ‘actual’ football scores is done at the whim of the organisers and has no bearing on results!