Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

  1. Can I extend a pool with more participants?
  2. Get started as an administrator
  3. I ended up in the wrong Pool. Can I still change Pools?
  4. Is it possible to share a (first) place?
  5. Can I see what others are predicting too?
  6. What's the system with draws as of the quarter finals?
  7. Can we also divide the pool into teams?
  8. We are creating a pool/group at work for the World Cup. Is this a pool or a group?
  9. Until when can I modify my predictions?
  10. Can participants without their own e-mail address take part?
  11. Is it possible to make the pool private?
  12. Signing up for a free pool has failed - error message -
  13. How do I invite users/participants to my pool?
  14. Can I get a pool in my own house style?
  15. Is it possible to remove someone who has activated his/her account?
  16. How can I automatically load the league table on my website?
  17. What is a team module?
  18. What is an additional fields module?
  19. My question is not included. Can I ask you a question too?

1. Can I extend a pool with more participants?

Definitely. You can for example first try a free test with up to ten participants and subsequently activate it for more participants.
Do you want to extend an existing paid pool? This is also possible.
Both can be done through the heading 'pool administration', where you will find the button "upgrade pool".

2. Get started as an administrator

Logging in as a pool administrator gives you access to extra menu items. Here you can, among other things:
- Enter a welcome text;
- Send invitations;
- Moderate the forum;
- Send e-mails;

3. I ended up in the wrong Pool. Can I still change Pools?

This is unfortunately not possible

4. Is it possible to share a (first) place?

Yes, that is definitely possible. The top of the league table is shared in the event of an equal score. See for more rules of the game rules of the game.

5. Can I see what others are predicting too?

Once you are logged in as a participant, you can view the predictions and scores of other participants via the participant overview.

6. What's the system with draws as of the quarter finals?

The score after the duration of the match, including extra time and excluding a potential penalty shootout counts as the final score for a played match.
Note: A draw in the final rounds is therefore possible! See rules of the game for more information.

7. Can we also divide the pool into teams?

You can definitely divide your pool into various teams.
To do so, send a request via our contact form.

8. We are creating a pool/group at work for the World Cup. Is this a pool or a group?

We call what you are organising a World Cup Pool. The (English) word 'pool' is defined as follows: "A game of chance, resembling a lottery, in which the contestants put staked money into a common fund that is later paid to the winner". The word Pool is also used with regard to 'communal pool, communal use (depot)'. For example 'carpool'. Confusing is that in football we often encounter the term poule. The French word poule (also pronounced [poel] refers to grouping. If you want to make a distinction between pool and poule in this statement, you can pronounce the [oe] in pool slightly longer. This corresponds with the pronunciation in English, but is also not unusual in Dutch. The [oe] in poule is never pronounced longer. But basically works WK-poule.nl as well! Source: http://www.onzetaal.nl/advies/pool.html.

9. Until when can I modify my predictions?

You can modify your prediction up to 10 minutes before the match.
You can enter or modify your prediction of the participants of the quarter finals, semi finals and the final up until the first match of the tournament. So enter your predictions right away!! (you can after all modify them up until the start of the tournament!)

10. Can participants without their own e-mail address take part?

No, an email address is obligatory for every participant.

11. Is it possible to make the pool private?

Yes, everyone can view your pool via the URL: http://uwbedrijf.wk-pool.nl. Everyone can also sign up to it by clicking the sign up button.
If you do not want this option, it can be deactivated by the administrator!

12. Signing up for a free pool has failed - error message -

You are already registered or your details are not uniqe.
A new user name and password are created when you sign up for a free pool. You will therefore have to create a new user name if you are already participating in another pool!

13. How do I invite users/participants to my pool?

If you are logged in as the administrator of your pool, you can invite people via 'profile'. You can invite participants via the link at the top of this page (applies for all users that can be invited). You can distribute this link in for example a mailing or you can place it on the intranet. You can also use the invitation form on the website to invite participants. You can also tick the option open application under your pool profile. Users can then sign up to the pool directly without using an invitation link. Note: anyone will be able to sign up to your pool in this way.

14. Can I get a pool in my own house style?

Yes, if you indicate while signing up for a pool that you would like to have your own design, we can offer this at an additional fee. We can do so via a website or by using supplied materials.
You can also modify the design of World Cup Pool yourself. You can easily design your own style pool with a handy template.

15. Is it possible to remove someone who has activated his/her account?

If you selected the 'We are only playing for points' option when you signed up for the pool, you have the option to delete individual participants via the league table.

16. How can I automatically load the league table on my website?

We can grant you access to the special World Cup Pool API. This API gives you the option to collect an XML feed. You can subsequently set this feed to automatically upload on your website. Are you interested? Ask about the possibilities via the contact form.

17. What is a team module?

With the team module you can split the list, besides the regular list into different teams. Within these teams the position will be tracked separately. Thus you can join the general pool with the regular list and your own team with a separate team list.

18. What is an additional fields module?

With the additional fields module, you can request further information during the registration of the participants in the pool. In the registration form you can add additional fields like; "companyname", "employee number", "department" or an agree to receive your newsletter. This makes it more interesting when you use the pool for example partners.

20. My question is not included. Can I ask you a question too?

Yes of course! Mail your question via the contact form.

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