The Russia 2018 world cup has been bringing new and exciting offers to us and it just can’t get better. We have all seen the likes of Spectranet, Glo, just to mention a few, bringing up innovative ideas to help people participate in the world cup tournament in Russia.
This time around, it is the football governing body, FIFA in association with McDonald, is offering all people all over the world to come and participate in their fantasy competion. What better way do we have than to prepare for the world cup tournament with our own team. With this, we all have a chance to get rewarded by supporting our favorite teams.
How does the FIFA world cup fantasy competition work
Each individual is given a sum of €100 million to buy 15 players from all countries participating in the tournament. This amount will eventually increase to €105 million for the knockout stages. Out of the 15 players, you can select only 11 players in your starting line-up, and the remaining four will be placed on the bench.
You are only allowed to select a maximum of three players from a single team during the group stage of the tournament. This will eventually increase to four players in the round of 16, and then five for the quarter-finals. A maximum of six and eight players from a single team can be used for the semi-finals and final respectively.
All players participating in the world cup tournament have are each valued at different prices with 5-time Balon D’or winners, Ronaldo and Messi are the most expensive players.
How to manage your team]
- There are only 8 formations that you can choose from, so choose wisely.
- Only 11 players will be chosen from the 15 available. All points are gotten from the 11 players. If one, two, or three of your players doesn’t play, they will be automatically substituted.
- You must also select a captain as his point is always doubled.
After all matches on a single day have finished and before the next Round of matches start, you can:
- Replace any player (unless they were sent off) with one from your bench whose team is yet to play.
- If a manager substitution or captain change is made, then no automatic substitutions will take place in your team for that Round.Change your captain (if he was not sent off) with a player from your squad whose team is yet to play.
- An unlimited number of manager substitutions can be made, although it is not possible to make them after games on the last day of the Round as all fixtures will have been completed
- Players who are substituted out will score 0 points. The captain bonus will be lost from your original captain if a new captain is selected. Substitutions and captain changes can’t be canceled once confirmed.
- You can make unlimited transfers (free transfers) at no cost until the first round. Here is the list of available free transfers;
- Four points will be deducted from your accumulated points if the number of free transfers is exceeded.
What are the prizes that I can win?
As usual, there are amazing prizes up for grabs in this competition, with the first, second and third place winners getting amazing prizes.
One brand new Kia Sportage,One signed captain’s armband from the winning team of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and one (1) copy of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 for PS4.
One Hisense television, one signed captain’s armband from the second placed team of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and one copy of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 for PS4.
One (1) Fully completed Panini sticker album, one copy of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 for PS4 and one signed captain’s armband from a match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
There are also seven (7) separate rounds within the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy game (see Rules for specific details). There are prizes to be won in respect of each round, including some incredible signed pieces of 2018 FIFA World Cup history! Finish in the top three on the leaderboard within a round and you could win the respective round’s prize!
The round prize winners will receive their prizes in accordance with their McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy leaderboard standing as follows:
1st place: A fully completed Panini Sticker album;
2nd place: A signed captain’s armband from a match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup; and
3rd place: A copy of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 for PS4.
The FIFA World Cup has seen some inspirational captains over the years – players that have accepted the duty of the captain’s armband and led their nations to glory. McDonald’s is giving away official captain’s armbands signed by national team captains at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Push your fantasy game skills to the limit and you could win one of these priceless signed pieces of World Cup history.
Note: A user can only win a round prize once for the duration of the 2018 FIFA World Cup McDonald’s Fantasy game. In the event that a user who has already won a round prize finishes in the top 3 for another round, the prize will be awarded to the next best eligible user. A user can however, win both one round prize and one overall prize for the game.
To get started with this, simply rush down to fantasy.fifa.com and choose your 15 good players, remember, the clock is ticking.