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What They're Saying
May 13th, 2014 5:03PM



"While England are certain to be playing in the matches in the first period, there is a high probability that they will not be playing in the later matches. England have a 54% probability of progressing past the group stage and an 11% probability of progressing past the quarterfinals."

-- From a UK government report looking at the arguments for allowing pubs to stay open later during the World Cup. (The Guardian)

1 comment
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: May 14, 2014 at 1:08 a.m.
    54% against Italy & Uruguay isn't unreasonable. Especially since key men Rossi and Cavani are coming off injuries, that sounds like a reasonable prediction to get out of the group stage for England. I would not, however, wager they have a probability of .11 to get to the semis. That seems a tad optimistic. .05?

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