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Fantasy World Cup Russia Introduction

Fantasy World Cup Russia Introduction

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
The rules themselves are accessible via THIS LINK but here’s our quick take away / need to know overview of them…

    • SCORING
      The scoring itself is pretty much as per FPL.
    • FORMAT
      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.
    • CAPTAIN
      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.
    • TRANSFERS
      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
    • WILDCARD
      You get 1 wildcard and you can play it anytime you like prior to the start of a round.
    • CHIPS
      There are chips as per FPL, sort of. Given the main sponsor we are just surprised they haven’t called them fries.

MAXIMUM CAPTAIN
You can play this once and it basically means that whoever your highest scoring player is in that particular round gets your armband.

BENCH BOOST
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

Thanks for reading Fantasy World Cup Russia Introduction 2018

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  1. 31
    IvanTheTerrible says:

    Serbia

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  2. 32
    Terminators says:

    I have just entered my team :D

    • 32.1
      Kralin says:

      Nice to see you over here Terminators.

      • Terminators says:

        I did join a couple of weeks ago, but have not really posted, I have missed everyone as well :(
        Once the World Cup starts I will be much more active here, just need to find my way around this site, I still don’t know if everyone else is here though?

        • Silvers says:

          No problem Terminators good to have you on board

        • Kralin says:

          A number of exiles have appeared again, faintly altered in eyes and skin.

          If you keep your eyes open you’ll spot a few people you know. And plenty of new faces.

  3. 33
    Elleffcee says:

    Rip this up. Casimero is probably the one at the mo.

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  4. 34
    jizzlie says:

    Can you give me some opinions or advice, thanks in advance :)

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    • 34.1

      @Jizzlie, I be moving Pavon out, he is looking very unlikely as a starter. I would probably move one of the two Spaniard attackers out since they play Portugal first, but that’s up to you, if you fell they will still get something out of it, then keep them. Although, having just sacked their manager, not so sure. Sanchez won’t get you much, but he is 4.5 and is not like there are many options out there at that price. Don’t really know Strinic so don’t have an opinion on him, rest looks fine to me.

    • 34.2
      Matt says:

      Hey Jizzlie, I would do as Mito says and dump Pavon and if it was me I’d drop Silva as we don’t know if he will play in that false 9 role or if Costa will start with Hierro now in charge. Rest look good though

      • jizzlie says:

        thanks, advice for replacing pavon with?

        • jizzlie says:

          Hey I made few changes:
          Dump Pavon for Fernandinho
          Switch from Hegazi and Strinic to Mojica and Taglifico
          Then change the formation to 4-4-2 with D.Silva on bench

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  5. 35
    Terminators says:

    My team.

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