World Cup Tournament Coming Soon - The World Cup Of Soap Operas

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  1. Angela's Mulled Wine

    Angela's Mulled Wine World Cup of Soaps Moderator

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    The next Soapchat World Cup will be between the soap operas themselves, competing against each other to find your outright winner.

    There will be 32 soap operas taking part in the final tournament, after the qualifying rounds have been completed. To ensure the qualifying stages don't go on for too long, I will pre-select about half the soaps to automatically qualify (based on my perception of their popularity on Soapchat and in the wider world) and the remaining places will be chosen by forum members after a nomination and voting process.

    Soap operas from any country, any era, prime-time or daytime, TV or radio, will be eligible to take part.

    The rules of the game will be the same as before (see link here).

    Further details to follow.

    If you have any questions please post them on this thread.

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  3. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    My nerves can't take it!!!!

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  4. Angela's Mulled Wine

    Angela's Mulled Wine World Cup of Soaps Moderator

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    Will another bottle help?

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    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    Oh how lovely! Fresh from the vineyard. A bribe you might say ;)
     
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  6. Angela's Mulled Wine

    Angela's Mulled Wine World Cup of Soaps Moderator

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    I don't have to be a genius to guess which soap you will be rooting for but like the FIFA World Cup, there are always surprises.
     
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    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    Ply me with your wine and we'll see! :D
     
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  8. Avery Merry Christmas

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    "So many soaps....so, so many soaps....."
     
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    But you’re gorgeous with or without the bottle.
     
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    I know which my most favorites are. Now let's just hope that my top three soaps won't have to battle each other too early on in the game. My nightmare scenario was still in the Dallas one when JR/SE had to battle each other out in the first round. That was not fun. :(

    So which 16 soaps are pre-selected?
     
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    I'm sure that information is being kept in a top-secret location. Alongside Sue Ellen's secret stash of Grey Goose.
     
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  12. Angela's Mulled Wine

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    I think those dilemmas are what makes the game unpredictable and interesting. If every round was JR vs Charley Wade or Sue Ellen vs Laurel Ellis it would be far less fun. That said, it will be entirely random which soaps be drawn against each other.

    Everything will be revealed soon at the appropriate time. :)
     
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    @stevew - well yes I know, thank you! ;)

    (Isn't she??! Sooooooooo beautiful :) )
     
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    More details.

    There will be 4 qualifying rounds based on regions of the world where the soap opera originated. As this forum is in the English language, the focus will mainly, but not exclusively, be on English speaking countries.

    The qualifying rounds will be as follows:

    1. UK (12 soaps of which 6 will be pre-selected)

    2. USA (12 soaps of which 6 will be pre-selected)

    3. Australia (6 soaps of which 3 will be pre-selected)

    4. Rest of the world and/or soaps not in the English language (2 soaps of which none will be pre-selected)

    Further details to follow.

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  15. Emelee

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    ...and from Sweden, the last qualified soap to enter is Rederiet.
     
  16. Wintry North Poleson

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    Yeah, I wonder what foreign soaps Angela has selected for the WC.

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    I wish I could spell the one that Linda and Larry appeared briefly in in Germany in the early 90s. I could say it but I can't spell it...
     
  18. Angela's Mulled Wine

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    I've put the relevant bit in bold.

    Forum members will select the soaps from the Rest of the World. My favourite soap not in the English language is Chateauvallon which is why I included it in my banner above. I'm not sure yet if I will nominate or vote for it when the qualifying rounds begin.
     
  19. Angela's Mulled Wine

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    What about Skilda Varldar? I read it was one of the most popular Swedish soaps of all time. Based on the Australian series Sons and Daughters.
     
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