There may have been a leaner menu than usual, but predictors managed to devour Matchday 11, with an unprecedented 25 individuals earning up 392 points each.
An astounding 25 predictors tied for first place in Matchday 11 of McDonald's FIFA World Cup Predictor. All 25 predictors scored the maximum 392 points, predicting eight-out-of-eight results and also claiming bonus points.
Ilirqorri and diegojuva remain at the top of the leaderboard, managing to hold onto their positions while the rest of the top ten were shuffled around. Two newcomers entered the top ten. NUmero.uNO rose from 28th position to ninth and xpert0 jumped from 16th place into tenth.
Spurred on by a fiery home crowd, Honduras' shock 4-0 win over CONCACAF group leaders Costa Rica not only restored their FIFA World Cup™ hopes but also returned a juicy 67-points for backers. Home advantage proved just as inspiring in Mexico. El Tri's last-minute 2-1 win at the Azteca kept their home record intact while returning 54 points for backers. Plus, Miguel Sabah's 81st minute goal may very well have kept Mexico in contention for a place in South Africa 2010.
In Europe, Norway also enjoyed an impressive scoreline, beating Scotland 4-0, and ensuring that the race for Group 9's number two spot is far from over. The result was worth 61 points.
Trinidad and Tobago finally managed to turn their qualification fortunes around, beating El Salvador 1-0. Although the result returned the same amount of points as the Norway-Scotland encounter (61 points), the match couldn't have been more different. The Soca Warriors hung onto a 1-0 scoreline after an early Cornell Glen goal put them ahead.
McDonald's FIFA World Cup Predictor returns in early September with back-to-back matchdays. Until then, be sure to join the new season of FIFA World Leagues Predictor, which starts this coming weekend.