Pin Digital’s World Cup Sweepstake 2018

24th July 2018
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The football vibes were flowing throughout the office this summer! The 2018 FIFA World Cup had started…It was sweepstake time!

The FIFA World Cup had 32 teams competing, these teams were put into a hat and pulled out at random between the staff here at Pin Digital.

We had 4 teams left in the hat and donated these to the charity we support, St.Giles Hospice. Here is how the sweepstake looked heading into game 1:

Optimism & spirits were high, with England heading for the knockouts and tournament favourites Germany, Spain & Argentina all out after the round of 16 games! Was it actually coming home?

Unfortunately it wasn’t to be as England crashed out at the semi-finals to Croatia in extra time. Along with France’s narrow victory over Belgium, this set up a France VS Croatia final.

They thought it was all over, well it was anyway as St.Giles Hospice picked up 1st & 2nd Place prizes in our sweepstake before a ball was even kicked in the final. In an entertaining and eventful final, France won 4-2, goals from Young Player Of The Tournament Kylian Mbappe and Golden Boot runner up Antoine Griezmann helped them lift the trophy for the first time since 1998.

After Belgium won their 3rd place game VS England, Steve donated his winnings to the charity as well.

Congratulations to St.Giles Hospice & France! 🏆