2018 Russia World Cup Football Kicks Off

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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:59 pm

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Goldman Sachs used AI to simulate 1 million possible World Cup outcomes -- and arrived at a clear winner

The Argentine superstar Lionel Messi once said: “In football… talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.”

It’s a sentiment Goldman Sachs seems to have taken to heart when compiling its forecast for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is set to kick off Friday.

The firm used machine learning to run 200,000 models, mining data on team and individual player attributes, to help forecast specific match scores. Goldman then simulated 1 million variations of the tournament to calculate the probability of advancement for each squad.

The tournament bracket below shows how Goldman sees the World Cup unfolding. Note that the numbers next to each nation – which dictate whether it advances over its opponent – represent the predicted, unrounded number of goals scored in each possible iteration of the tournament, based on machine-learning results applied to countless scenarios.

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“We are drawn to machine learning models because they can sift through a large number of possible explanatory variables to produce more accurate forecasts than conventional alternatives,” a group of strategists from Goldman’s international research team wrote in a client note.

Here are the key takeaways from Goldman’s data:

*Brazil is expected to win its sixth World Cup title, defeating Germany in the final by an unrounded score of 1.70 to 1.41
* While France has better overall odds of lifting the trophy than Germany, its expected meeting with Brazil in the semifinals has it falling short of the title
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* England is expected to make it to the quarterfinal stage, where Goldman says it will lose to Germany
*Spain and Argentina are forecast to underperform, both losing in the quarterfinals
* Russia isn’t expected to make it out of the group stage, despite its role as tournament host
*Saudi Arabia is deemed the surprise team that advances out of the group stage, ahead of Russia

"We capture the stochastic nature of the tournament carefully using state-of-the-art statistical methods and we consider a lot of information in doing so,” they said. “But the forecasts remain highly uncertain, even with the fanciest statistical techniques, simply because football is quite an unpredictable game. This is, of course, precisely why the World Cup will be so exciting to watch.”
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did they research which teams will be bringing the hottest fans to help with my Gifs? :D

1 day to go before it kicks off, i had my Uncle ring me at 5.30am this morning to remind me hes that excited :facepalm:
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Re: 2018 Russia World Cup Football Kicks Off

Post by cautious colin » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:03 am

Where can I get my hands on some panini stickers?
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Post by tightenupvolume1 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:31 am

I haven,t yet decided who to support when england get knocked out. However somebody put money on leicester a few years ago and today i saw a flying pig.

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Re: 2018 Russia World Cup Football Kicks Off

Post by dude » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:18 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:37 pm
... Fox and Telemundo have the TV rights for this edition of the World Cup, which means games will air on Fox, Fox Sports 1 in English and on Telemundo and NBC Universo in Spanish. You can stream all World Cup games in English or Spanish on fuboTV (Try for free)...
FuboTV appears to be geo-blocked in Cambodia. Will CTN, CNC or MyTv (Khmer) broadcast all the games on regular TV? Are there other good picture quality streaming channels with english commentary on Android Tv box (via Kodi or other app)?
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:41 pm

Suggestions on where to watch the matches, from a Phnom Penh blogger:

Sport Bars in Phnom Penh where you can watch FIFA World Cup Live
Published by Socheata Nak On June 13, 201
https://www.foodbuzz.site/en/sport-bar- ... hnom-penh/
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Re: 2018 Russia World Cup Football Kicks Off

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:39 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:41 pm
Suggestions on where to watch the matches, from a Phnom Penh blogger:

Sport Bars in Phnom Penh where you can watch FIFA World Cup Live
Published by Socheata Nak On June 13, 201
https://www.foodbuzz.site/en/sport-bar- ... hnom-penh/
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RonnieLonestar wrote:
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Hi All,

Lone Star will be showing all the World Cup games in English.
Starts this Thursday at 10pm first game.
Most nights the games will be first game at 7pm, 2nd game at 10pm and 1am for the last game.
So if u looking for a good venue to be comfortable, in Air-Con come on down to the Lone star, we
are located in street 23 off 172.

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Re: 2018 Russia World Cup Football Kicks Off

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:15 am

The French bars and restaurants in Cambodia are also showing symptoms of Football Fever.
This one's in Phnom Penh, and they say they are showing all the World Cup matches. You don't even have to be French, but the French team matches are guaranteed to be lively and well supported.
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Re: 2018 Russia World Cup Football Kicks Off

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:57 am

cracking first game of the world cup...
Russia 5 - 0 Saudi Arabia

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Re: 2018 Russia World Cup Football Kicks Off

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:28 am

Mans got skills
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