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Pop World Cup 2014: Tournament Review
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AWARDS
ENGLAND are the winners of the Pop World Cup 2014. Congratulations to manager Ronald and the team: Disclosure, Natalia Kills, Mutya Keisha Siobhan, AlunaGeorge, Years & Years, Foals, and Katy B and Jessie Ware.
Nigeria (managed by Cis) ar[…]

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The Pop World Cup 2014 Final: England v Nigeria
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At last! The anthems are sung, the teams are on the pitch, and the Macarena Stadium in Los Del Rio is about to play host to the greatest event in global pop, the Pop World Cup Final. Joining us are.. YOU, in the comment(ary) box and the voting poll &[…]

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PWC14 Third-Place Match: Chile v Iran
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Welcome back, my friends, to the competition that is about to end. Rather behind schedule – not quite a month! – but when the football world cup has been this entertaining who can blame us? There are two matches to go. On Monday we’[…]

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PWC14 Semi-Final: England v Iran
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??? ??? ?? ???? ???? ?? ???? – for those of you not fluent in Farsi that is (er, according to Google Translate) “Eight years of hurt never stopped me dreaming”. Yes, Iran – managed by Wichita Lineman – are back in the se[…]

PWC14 Semi-Final: Chile v Nigeria
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Four more games to go in this Pop World Cup, and our first semi-final sees lartsaegis’ Chile face off against Cis’ Nigeria. Nigeria got here with a win over Ghana, and as defending champions will be used to the pressure at this level. Chi[…]

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PWC14 Quarter-Final: Iran v South Korea
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Chile, Nigeria and – as of this afternoon – England are through to the Pop World Cup semi-finals. One more team will join them – Wichita Lineman’s Iran, who thumped Switzerland in the second round, or Iain Mew’s South Ko[…]

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PWC14 Quarter-Final: Croatia v England
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Our third quarter-final – and the last two European teams left in the competition. Croatia (managed by intothefireuk) are a team with momentum on their side, sneaking through Group A at the last second and then seeing off the Netherlands in the[…]

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PWC14 Quarter-Final: Ghana v Nigeria
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The last two African teams remaining in the tournament clash in our second quarter-final. Ghana (managed by Jonathan Bogart) made it here by beating Algeria, while defending champions Nigeria (managed by Cis) saw off France. The winner faces either J[…]

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PWC14 Quarter-Final: Chile v Japan
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Welcome back to the Pop World Cup, and to the first of our four quarter finals. Chile (managed by lartsaegis) reached here via what turned out to be the narrowest Round of 16 win, against Cameroon. Japan (gaffer: Patrick St Michel) saw off Uruguay mo[…]

PWC14: Quarter-Finals Draw
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The Quarter-Finals of the Pop World Cup are now all decided.
Chile v Japan
Croatia v England
Nigeria v Ghana
Iran v South Korea
Well done all the managers – that’s a pretty wide selection of global pop there, and some very intriguing clas[…]

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  1. I feel sad that I couldn't persistently engage in every poll as much as I'd have liked - and not…

  2. Thanks for doing the polls, Tom, and for writing this lovely, considered, reflective piece. It’s given me closure on my…

  3. Lovely. I drifted away 18 months or so ago (I liked being all in on it and life stuff just…

  4. Beautiful post to commemorate the end of this beautiful project!! I love the pop polls!!