Fantasy World Cup fixtures – a time line of fixtures to help plan your transfers

Here’s a fantasy World Cup fixtures article where I’ve set out a time line of fixtures for the Group games in chronological order.  This will help those planning a defence block and also those looking to cover some of the premium players involved in the potential mismatch fixtures. It’s probably most useful for Sun Dream Team and Telegraph managers

Fantasy World Cup fixtures – a time line of fixtures to help plan your transfers





I’ve outlined all the fixtures in time order and split them up by days and by rounds.  I’ve then added on the midfielders and strikers for the games that, in theory, should be the easiest wins for some of the favourites in the Groups.  Those could be the games where you want to do a block defence in the telegraph format or where you want to use transfers by switching between premium players in either the Sun or the telegraph format.

The McDonalds format has a limited amount of Group transfers which means unless you wildcard you’re pretty much stuck with the team so this will be of less use.

The McDonalds format only allows 1 transfer per round.  The timeline does show that Round 1 switches to round 2 between and 4pm and 7pm game.  I have no idea how that works but hopefully the clock on the site will tell you at the time.  The rules as they are state that there are limited transfers between rounds.  How you are supposed to use a wildcard I’m not sure in that time.

If anyone has any info please leave it in the comments column.

Anyway here’s the time line.  I’ve split it into the 3 rounds as a graphic but you can see the thing in it’s entirety on this google spreadsheet and copy and paste it for your own use if you want.  It’s all in UK times btw which is different than the McDonalds format which shows time in European times I think?.



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What the schedules does show is that the top teams don’t necessarily play in the same order.

Germany play before Brazil and Belgium in Round 1 but then after them in Round 2.  So a transfer in the telegraph format of say Muller to Coutinho would give you 2 games before Muller played again

TFF transfer potential 

Suarez to Ronaldo after Uruguay play Eygpt in Rd 1 gets Ronaldo v Spain and Morroco before swapping back to Suarez v Saudi Arabia.  That doesn’t cover the last fixture though which is in Ronaldo’s favour.

Muller to Coutinho in round 1 after Germany play Mexico gets Coutinho vs Switzerland and Costa Rica before swapping back to Germany v Sweden.  That also covers Germany vs South Korea which is better than Brazil vs Serbia I would think.

Muller to De Bruyne after Germany play Mexico.  That gives 2 Belgium games vs Panama and Tunisia before swapping back to Germany v Sweden.  It also avoids Belgium v England at the end when Germany have a better fixture v South Korea in RD 3

None of these work in Sun Dream Team though as you can’t make transfers between matches on a matchday.  Something you can in TFF.

These also maybe helpful in TFF block defence during the Group stages.

Hope you can make use of the information.  If I’ve missed anything or got anything wrong please tell me in the comments column

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5 comments
  • Lee

    “Muller to Coutinho in round 1 after Germany play Mexico gets Coutinho vs Switzerland and Costa Rica before swapping back to Germany v Sweden.”

    Sun website says:

    “How does lockout work?

    This is the part that requires your full attention.

    The only players who are locked out, and therefore unavailable to transfer, are those who represent a team playing on the day in question. For example, take the first Saturday of the tournament.

    11am: France v Australia
    2pm: Argentina v Iceland
    5pm: Peru v Denmark
    8pm: Croatia v Nigeria

    Say you’re team is stacked with France players, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba, and each of them score in a 3-0 win. Once that game is finished, you CAN’T then transfer them out for Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Luka Modric, in hope of cashing in on the later kick-offs.”

    This suggests if you transferred Muller out after round 1 and Coutinho in you wouldn’t score points from Coutinho until round 2?

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    • Geek Post author

      Hi mate

      I’m not sure if I’m not understanding you so apologies if I am. The transfers I was talking about are only for the Telegraph format. I agree with you if that’s what you’re saying that they don’t work for the Sun format.

      I thought that was clear with the heading and the words in the paragraph but apologies if not

      Good luck today and through the tournament

      Cheers

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  • Adam

    Hi

    Great content, really appreciate it.

    Are you putting out a TFF side for us to see your starting 11?

    Keep up the good work.

    Regards

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  • Lee

    Ah. Then that makes sense. Sorry if i misunderstood (or didn’t read it correctly). I don’t remember reading “None of these work in Sun Dream Team though as you can’t make transfers between matches on a matchday. Something you can in TFF.” which obviously confirms this!

    Thanks!

    Reply

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