Welcome to The 2006 Shirt Cup Presented By F.C. Camena, our semi-serious interactive sartorial soccer tournament. Over the next couple weeks, we’re going to give you, our loyal readers (we have loyal readers, right?) the chance to decide which 2006 FIFA World Cup Finalist has the coolest shirt.
The Shirt Cup will run roughly the same way as the actual World Cup. We’ll start with Group Play over the next eight days, with the top two vote-getters from each group advancing to the Round Of 16. The first four days will feature groups A-D, and the next four days will be groups E-H. After that, we’ll go to the knockout rounds, and we’ll use the same format as the actual World Cup in terms of pairings and seedings. Note that we’re using the home shirts, as best as we can tell from the FIFA site (and soccer.com).
And that’s about it. Just vote for the shirts you like best.
June 1 Update
Looking forward, the Round of 16 will take place in two parts, over four days: Part 1 will be June 1-2, and Part 2 will be June 3-4. The quarterfinals will run on June 5-6, the semis on June 7-8, and the final from June 9-11. As always, we invite your votes, your comments, and your feedback.
May the best shirt win.
See below for results; all Group Phase polls are closed.