A most awaited sporting event: Fifa World Cup is just 6 days away as I write this post. And it was after a long wait, McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy has been launched. Make your WorldFantasy Team now, and join "SBC Fantasy" league today.
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The World Cup is the most celebrated sporting event, and World Cup fantasy adds more fun to it. If you have previously played any of World Cup, Euro Cup, FPL, etc, you must be familiar with how it works. Even if you are a beginner, it's very easy, and you will learn very quickly. All you need is a passion towards football. I will review briefly how you can make a team. To know more in details, please check in official page.
Get ready for your team selection. You need to have 15 players on your team: 2 goalkeepers, 5 defenders, 5 midfielders and 3 forwards. You can only have 3 players from a single national team.
For each round, your team will have 11 players to start with 1 goalkeeper, 4 bench player(including 1 GK), and a captain whose points will be doubled.
Following are the valid formation for playing 11.
Breakdown by position
|Position||No of players in 15||No of Players in Playing 11|
|Defender||5||minimum 3 to max 5|
|Midfielder||5||minimum 3 to max 5|
|Striker||3||minimum 1 to max 3|
You will start with an initial budget of €100 million. For knockout stages or after round of 16, the budget will increase to €105 million.
The players are priced based on their position, and their expected performance. The player price won't change during the group stages but will change before the knock out stage.
There are 2 kinds of substitution: Manager substitution, and automatic substitution.
Before the round is over, and after matches for a day is played, you can make substitute your player (Unless sent off) in playing 11 with a bench player who is yet to play. Also, you can change your captain(Unless sent off) with a player who hasn't played. An unlimited number of manager substitution can be made.
If you haven't made any "Manager Substitution/ Captain change", automatic substitutions will take place at the end of the Round. A nonplaying player in your playing 11 will be substituted with a player from the bench, while captain with vice-captain.
Following is the breakdown of the number of transfers you can make in different rounds. You will be deducted 4 points for each additional transfer than below. The final includes the final and the third-place match.
|Round||Number of transfer|
|Before group stage||Unlimited|
|group stage||1 Per Round|
|Between-group stage and Round of 16||Unlimited|
If you play Fantasy Premier League(FPL), you might be aware of different chips that were introduced a couple seasons ago, and these chips are a game changer if you use it wisely. McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy includes following chips excluding wildcard.
- Maximum Captain: The highest scoring player from your final XI becomes the captain
- Bench Boost: You get the points for all 15 players, not just your starting XI
There are different ways, players in your team will score for your fantasy team. It is pretty same as FPL.
|Playing in a game(less than 60 mins)||1|
|Playing at least 60 minutes in a game||2|
|Goal scored by a GK or defender||6|
|Goal scored by a Mid||5|
|Goal scored by a Striker||4|
|For each assist||3|
|Cleansheet-Goalkepper (must play at least 60 minutes)||4|
|Cleansheet-Defender (must play at least 60 minutes)||4|
|Cleansheet-Midfielder(must play at least 60 minutes)||1|
|Earning a penalty**||2|
|Conceding a penalty**||-1|
|Penalty save by Goalkepper||5|
|For every two goals conceded( for a goalkeeper or defender)||-1|
|Red card (includes yellow card deduction)||-3|
|Every three saves made by a goalkeeper||1|
|Own goal scored||-2|
McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy Prizes
Besides the fun, there are big prizes to win. The best finisher in the overall leaderboard and each round will win the prizes.
|First Place||1 brand new Kia Sportage, Captain's armband from World Cup winning team, 1 copy of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 for PS4.|
|Second Place||1 Hisense television, Captain's armband from World Cup runner-up team, 1 copy of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 for PS4|
|Third Place||1 Fully completed Panini sticker album, Captain's armband from World Cup runner-up team, 1 copy of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 for PS4|
SBC Fantasy Prizes:
13 SBD is up for grab. 5 SBD is sponsored by SBC. 8 SBD is from my side. Out of 13 SBD, 10 SBD will be divided among the top 3 Fantasy Manager in overall leaderboard. 3 SBD will be distributed to 2 SBC whitelisted managers who finish top of the overall table. The prize is subject to change if I could get more sponsors.
|Overall SBC Fantasy Position||Prizes|
|First Place||5 SBD|
|Second Place||3 SBD|
|Third Place||2 SBD|
SBC Fantasy Special Prize for whitelisted members
|SBC Whitelisted Manager Position||Prizes|
|First Place||2 SBD|
|Second Place||1 SBD|
- One Fantasy Team per person is allowed in the league.
- Your Steemit Account must have reputation of 40.
- Create you Fantasy Team going to this link: https://fantasy.fifa.com/en/home.
- Join the "SBC Fantasy" league using this link:CLOSED
- You must comment you World Cup Fantasy Team Name for the valid entry. If you are SBC whitelisted member, please mention it.
- If you don't fulfill any of above requirements, I won't consider you in overall standing of[SBC Fantasy League.
- Upvote and resteem is optional but much appreciated.
If you have any questions, please comment below.
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