Tips For Winning Time Machine 6/6/14

The June 6, 2014 Time Machine contest features the following question:

What country will win the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and how many total goals will be scored?

If you have access to an actual time machine, you can of course simply travel to the future and retrieve the answer.  If not, you can gather the information you need to make an accurate prediction by studying the information and links located in these detailed Wikipedia articles:

2014FIFAWorldCuplogo2-FIFAThe FIFA World Cup, often called just the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champions are Spain, who won the 2010 tournament in South Africa.

The 2014 World Cup is scheduled to run from June 12th to July 13th, 2014.


Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:59 pm CT on July 7, 2014.

Q: When will the winner(s) be revealed?
A: July 14, 2014.

Q: What should an entry look like?
A: Your entry should be the name of the country you think will win the World Cup, followed by the total number of goals you think will be scored (for all teams and all matches).  Example: France 381

Q: Can you clarify what you mean by how many total goals will be scored?
A: There are 64 matches scheduled for this years World Cup.  How many total goals will be scored in these 64 matches is the number to predict.

Q: Where can I enter?
A: You can learn more about Time Machine and enter HERE.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start
A: The next Time Machine game should start on July 8, 2014.

Q: My time machine is in the shop (Flux Capacitor leak).  Can I borrow a friend’s?
A: Yes, our rules allow you to use another person’s time machine.  However, you must travel to the future yourself.  You cannot send someone else to the future to get the answer for you.