For those of you who follow Football, as you are aware it’s that time again when the FIFA World Cup takes place every 4 years. This time the 2018 World Cup is being hosted in Russia and here are the following countries who are competing: Russia, Belgium, England, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, France, Serbia, Switzerland, Poland, Croatia, Germany, Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina. You can find more information about the real World Cup in this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA_World_Cup
Just for fun I thought I’d stage a Volcano World Cup for the Volcanocafe community based on the 2018 World Cup only that it would be about volcanoes and not Football. Erik Klemetti staged his own Volcano World Cup 4 years ago for his blog, so basically I hijacked the idea off him (sorry Erik it had to be done, haha!).
How it works
The format will run exactly how the 2018 FIFA World Cup does, and the countries will be in their groupings exactly like they are in the real World Cup.
During the group stage you will get a chance to vote for 2 countries in each group who you want to qualify for the knockout stage based on the volcanoes they have.
Then when we get to the knockout stage what I will do for each game is pick a volcano to represent a country and you will vote for whichever country you want to qualify for the next round (much like what Erik Klemetti done 4 years ago).
Oh, and overseas territories will count for a country.
Watch this space in the coming days.