2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

12 June - 13 July

2014 FIFA World Cup™

Shaqiri spurs Alexlang to prize

Football - Honduras v Switzerland - FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 - Group E - Arena Amazonia, Manaus, Brazil - 25/6/14 Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri, Budweiser Man of the Match Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Craig Brough
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Alexlang is indebted to Xherdan Shaqiri for winning an adidas 2014 FIFA World Cup brazuca ball, a signed captain’s armband from a match Brazil 2014, and a PlayStation®3 copy of the EA SPORTS™ 2014 FIFA World Cup game. The Switzerland playmaker’s hat-trick against Honduras helped earn him 20 points, which in turn helped the Brit amass Round 3’s joint-highest score alongside Guiyermo.

According to the rules, a random prize draw was made to determine which of the competitors would take the top prize, and  Alexlang emerged fortunate.

Guiyermo still has reason to smile. The Spaniard, who secured a whopping 23 points from Uruguay defender Diego Godin, won a Germany national team replica jersey and a PlayStation®3 copy of the EA SPORTS™ 2014 FIFA World Cup game.

Junior100 came third to seize a PlayStation®3 copy of the EA SPORTS™ 2014 FIFA World Cup game. The Brazilian were aided by a number of fellow South Americans, including Godin, David Luiz (10 points), James Rodriguez (16), Neymar (16), Jackson Martinez (16) and Lionel Messi (14).

Overall standings
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raced into a 15-point lead ahead of second-placed Greg_T234*, while previous pacesetter ranttis dropped to third.

Most valuable signing: Esseid Belkalem & Nabil Bentaleb (Algeria)
They cost a mere 1m apiece. They returned eight points apiece by helping the north Africans draw 1-1 with Russia. A number of managers did anticipate Bentaleb proving value for money – 364,687 made him the most selected player.

Disappointing purchase: Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).
The pacy winger cost 7.5m, but a red card against France contributed to him finishing Round 3 with a total of -2.

Highest points-scoring teams:
Spain (123 points), Switzerland (118), Colombia (102)
Spain may have exited Brazil 2014, but they did so on a high following a 3-0 win over Australia. Jordi Alba (16), Juanfran (13), Andres Iniesta (12), Raul Albiol (10) and David Villa (10) helped La Roja finish as Round 3’s top points-scoring team.

Players to watch for in the second set of matches

Germany will be expected to get goals against Algeria, and Thomas Muller is often the man who scores them for Joachim Low’s team. Eden Hazard, fresh from not starting Belgium’s previous game, will also be confident of an impressive showing against a USA side who play open football.

Not too late

*Click the prizes link to the right to see the superb prizes on offer for the second set of matches at Brazil 2014. And remember, if you haven't picked a team already, it's not too late to enter.

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