Leaderboard latest (5 December): World Cup Qatar 2022 Predictor Competition


QATAR. Alan Mathew from UAE-based travel retail distributor V Group maintains his one-point lead in The Moodie Davitt Report readers’ competition dedicated to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, brought to you in association with Qatar Duty Free, following the France v Poland (3-1) and England v Senegal (3-0) matches.

However, Ground Control owner Kevin Zajaxour long-time front-runner, remains hot on his heels, just one point behind on 50. 

There is a now a four-point gap to a bunch of contenders on 46 points, including John Chapman, CEO of Airport Retail Enterprises in Brisbane, our big mover over the past 24 hours, up from 12th to third equal.

John is joined by Marcel DeBellis from Beler Holdings in Canada, Charles Roullet from Campari, Joost Korver from Knock Out and Behna Dehghani.

Lindt & Sprüngli Head of Global Division Duty Free Peter Zehnder is just one point back, joined on 45 points by Riyadh-based Neil McLeod of daa International, who (like John Chapman) scored four out of a possible six points yesterday to jump seven places.

Caroline South of Caroline South Associates, our leading woman with 44 points, also had a good day, scoring four points. Caroline moves four points clear of Sinead Moodie, Clarisse Daniels of Whyte & Mackay and Linda Duffy of Dufry, who has soared up our leaderboard during the Round of 16.


Here are the 19 front-runners mid-way through the Round of 16. But plenty of others remain in contention bunched behind our leaders. Scroll down the page for the balance of our top 45 players.

All participants should now submit their predictions for the balance of the Round of 16 knockout stage.

Remaining games in the Round of 16 are:

Japan vs. Croatia
Brazil vs. South Korea
Morocco vs. Spain
Portugal vs. Switzerland

Important note: Penalty Shootouts

Now that the tournament has reached the knockout stage, extra time and penalties come into play.

When a penalty shootout occurs, the penalties scored will count for the result, but not for the final score. Therefore, if a prediction was made that Team A will win the match, then 1 point will be awarded if Team A wins on penalties. However, if a draw was predicted and the match is drawn after extra time, the player will receive either 1 point for predicting a draw but the wrong score, or 3 points for predicting a draw and the right score, irrespective of whichever team proceeds to win on penalties.

Here is how the top 175 players ranked after the completion of the pool stages.

As reported, Qatar Duty Free is providing great prizes as excitement builds both for the competition and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 itself, which has already thrown up plenty of thrills and upset results.

Also as reported, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has been named as Official Retail Store for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The agreement includes a licence to exclusively sell all related merchandise in the fan zones and at all eight stadiums.

QDF also just opened a FIFA store at Hamad International Airport’s magnificent new expansion, inaugurated on 10 November.

The new FIFA store at Hamad International Airport, opened ten days before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 kicked off

Additionally The Moodie Davitt Report is providing charity-based prizes for first, second and third individual contestants with cash donations of US$500, US$300 and US$200 paid to a charity of their choice.

The competition, open to anyone involved in the aviation and travel retail sectors (mandatory), is based on match predictions for the 32 teams in a group stage and knockout format. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 concludes on 18 December with the World Cup Final at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

The rules are simple. Qualified readers simply need to make a score prediction in each of the matches, and are awarded points based on the accuracy of their predictions. You receive 3 points for an exact score prediction and 1 point if you predict the right result (win or draw) without getting the score correct.

Predicting is simple – scroll down to select a score for each match throughout the group, knockout and final phases. Predictions will automatically save the moment you make them, while you will be able to enter or modify your scores up to ten- minutes before each match kick-off.

This table completes the current 45 front-runners. Click on any part of the image to expand.

Form guide (with a health warning)

To help with your predictions, listed below are the FIFA official rankings for all 32 teams alongside the groups each team is playing in.

For details on how points are calculated, please visit the rules page once you have signed up.

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