Fantasy World Cup Russia Introduction 2018
Welcome to Fantasy World Cup Russia Tips 2018. “Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.” You know you want to! Stop fighting it. You know full well when you see that first World Cup RMT come in you’ll have that feeling, that sense, you just have to take part too. But you can’t, you swore you’d take a fantasy break, you needed a fantasy break. It’s been a long season and it takes its toll. But now you’re thinking you’ll maybe take a peek, just to see what it’s all about… We’ve had people swear blind upon completion of the FPL season that we will see them in August and not a moment before. And who can blame them? We’ve also had many people say this before and then ended up competing with them to the bitter end in summer tournaments!
The game is finally live anyway, and you can access it here – FIFA World Cup
The official FF247 league can be accessed HERE or the code itself is KHC1BUJ8
It may seem strange to see an ‘intro’ article at this point given as we have already started previewing the groups but we just got tired of waiting for them to get their act together! Just in case you did miss it though we have already looked at Group A here and Group B here. Groups C to H will follow in due course, at the rate of one a day between now and next Thursday.
The rules themselves are accessible via THIS LINK but here’s our quick take away / need to know overview of them…
The scoring itself is pretty much as per FPL.
The format is more UCL though. For those who aren’t familiar with this it basically means a tad more planning as you can sub players in before they have played to replace those that already have. A quick example would be to pick a Russian guy, let’s call him Vladimir, for arguments sake. And maybe an English guy, let’s call him Boris. Given as Vladimir plays on Day 1 you can put him in your X1 and see how he does, whilst placing Boris on your bench. If you like what you see from Vladimir then you can leave him in the team. If he has a stinker then you can simply activate manual subs and bring Boris in to replace him for his later game.
- MANUAL SUBS / AUTO SUBS
If you activate a manual sub then your right to auto subs (as per FPL) disappears. You have the option to do either. Manual subs is your best bet we feel as you control who comes in and you get 4 more shots at getting it right, basically.
- MANUAL SUBS / AUTO SUBS
The Captain Armband works in much the same way as UCL and not FPL. You may change your captain after each round (if he was not sent off) with a player from your squad whose team is yet to play.
Before the game begins: UNLIMITED
Between the group stages: 1 per round
Before the quarter-finals: 3 transfers
Before the semis: 5 transfers
Before the final: 5 transfers
You get 1 wildcard and you can play it anytime you like prior to the start of a round.
There are chips as per FPL, sort of. Given the main sponsor we are just surprised they haven’t called them fries.
You can play this once and it basically means that whoever your highest scoring player is in that particular round gets your armband.
Pretty much just as per FPL – you get all 15 playing in that round.
WORLD CUP SQUADS
The full list of all the 23 man squads can be found by CLICKING HERE
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