On 23 April, St. George's Day was celebrated in England, with St. George the patron Saint of the nation. Five days later, it's a Romanian George who's celebrating after being named the FIFA World Leagues Predictor of the week.
Gyorgy Kiss, a.k.a. George, earned 565 points, alongside amirzan82 and last week's overall leader, nhcubillos. However, under FIFA.com rules, the winner was chosen at random - and the 28-year-old eastern European emerged victorious.
He now wins a shirt signed by a FIFA World Cup™ winner of his choice, but amirzan82 and nhcubillos will not go away empty handed, as they win the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany book entitled 'The Final Day' together with the DVD 'The Grand Finale', as do the other winners from FIFA's other four confederations: lucaloiudice from Italy (Europe), hhamza from Algeria (Africa), celc7312 from Mexico (CONCACAF) and ravdaone from Fiji (Oceania).
At the top, it proved to be a good week for MPear11, who now enjoys a 260-point lead over his nearest challenger, DanielOlaf. With javy1409 dropping points against the leaders, it seems to be a two-way tussle to the finish.
Next week's games see battles at the top and bottom of the table all around the world - plus classics of AC Milan-Inter and Boca Juniors-River Plate thrown in for good measure!
Best of luck to all Predictors!
Round 29 games - 3 and 4 May
Rubin Kazan-Spartak Moskva
VfB Stuttgart-Eintracht Frankfurt
Toulouse FC-Paris Saint-Germain
Villarreal CF-Getafe CF
Boca Juniors-River Plate
San Jose Earthquakes-FC Dallas
The overall winner of the FIFA World Leagues Predictor will win a trip for two to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and two tickets to one of the group matches.
Even if you missed out on the opening rounds, sign up now and join the fun! Prove that you have got what it takes to compete with the likes of MPear11, and pick yourself up some fantastic prizes in the process.
*All prizes subject to verification - details in the 'Rules of the Game'