To take this further, if a player discards any card in the Group stages of a game, the discarded cards are not added to the draw deck, they remain discarded until the KO stages when they will be shuffled into the deck.
It may be fairly obvious for some players but I am pre-empting the question that someone might raise.
Hmmm, I must either be misunderstanding the rules or your post above.
The rules state that (VIIIa):
the world cup game rules wrote:
For the 2002 World Cup, 2 decks of Action cards will be used for the group round - once the first deck has been exhausted the discard pile is reshuffled and placed face-down to continue the round.
Are you saying that discarded cards aren't reshuffled together with the rest of the discard pile once the first deck has been exhausted? (Why then is it called the discard pile if discarded cards don't go there?)
I 'm confused, please shed some light on this.