If you’re not a member of the Samuels family, you should probably stop reading about now. If you are – and you’re not Dan – you’ll probably stop reading anyway.
The premise, for those of you that are still with me, was simple: eight members of the family drew a team from each of the original seeding pots for the World Cup (which gave me South Africa, in terms of the top seeds – lucky me).
The winner of each seeding group (that’s the team that goes the furthest in each pot, please keep up) wins the huge sum of £2. So, in terms of two of the seeding groups, we already know the winners – Japan got the furthest out of pot 1 (extra time, last 16) and Slovakia got the furthest in pot 3 (2-1 defeat, last 16).
Teams still in with a chance of bringing you the cash are in bold. And to think, everyone laughed when I pulled out Ghana. Here’s that draw, and the remaining teams, in full:
- Mum | 1. Honduars | 2. Chile | 3. Serbia | 4. England
- Dad | 1. USA | 2. Ivory Coast | 3. Switzerland | 4. Spain
- Annette | 1. South Korea | 2. Cameroon | 3. France | 4. Italy
- Mark | 1. Japan (ladies and gentlespoons, we have a winner!) | 2. Ghana | 3. Denmark | 4. South Africa
- Lily | 1. New Zealand | 2. Uruguay | 3. Slovenia | 4. Netherlands
- Jemima | 1. North Korea | 2. Nigeria | 3. Portugal | 4. Argentina
- Louise | 1. Mexico | 2. Algeria | 3. Greece | 4. Brazil
- Dan | 1. Australia | 2. Paraguay | 3. Slovakia (ladies and gentlespoons, we have a winner!) | 4. Germany