Here’s our fantasy World Cup round of 16 Day 2 article on Sunday 1 July which is based on our FFGeek team updates for the McDonalds FIFA format, Sun Dream Team and Telegraph Fantasy Football World Cup. There’s also the probable lineups and injuries for todays games.
fantasy World Cup round of 16 Day 2 – the FFGeek team updates
Days and times in UK time for the remaining days of the round 16:
3.00 PM Sunday, July 1 Spain v Russia
7.00 PM Sunday, July 1 Croatia v Denmark
3.00 PM Monday, July 2 Brazil v Mexico
7.00 PM Monday, July 2 Belgium v Japan
3.00 PM Tuesday, July 3 Sweden v Switzerland
7.00 PM Tuesday, July 3 Colombia v England
Here’s a table to show how the phases will lead to the final
Total points 154. Overall rank 117k Bench boost active. No Wildcard or Maximum captain used
Just Pavard yesterday who was a late change. That was successful with a goal and 12 points total.
Knockout phase changes
You need to make your captain changes and substitutions before the first kick off of 3pm UK time Sunday 1 June
Make sure you make the changes in the round of 16 tab. It defaults to the quarters so it’s easy to make them in the wrong area especially on the desk top version
I’m using my bench boost this round and my wildcard before the quarters. You can use the WC with the chips so I may use max captain at the quarters too.
As I’m using the bench boost I wont bother making substitutions. I believe this is how Rob Reid is doing it as well
I’m also sticking with the captain for today. I’m not changing it for Isco or Carvajal. I’m not even sure I’m going to change it for Neymar/Lukaku or Kane
Isco, Carvajal and Subasic playing today
Here’s the team as it is now. I can’t imagine I will make any changes but if I do I will at least tweet any changes probably around 2pm UK time
If you’re looking for stats on potential players for their clubs for today here are my key articles. Remember though they were done prior to the tournament so you need to see at least how much they played in the Group stages before you pick anyone and also look at the probable lineups below
Sun Dream Team
Total points 227 Overall Rank 63k transfers used 12 out of 20
So an improvement on the day of 27k overall rank thanks to Cavani. The fact I moved up so much shows how close together the ranking points must be.
In retrospect you can transfer a player for a game after the first 1 in a match day as long as the player out’s team hasn’t played on the matchday and the player in’s team hasn’t played on the match day. Here’s the rules which I think I interpreted incorrectly at first. The Sun Live chat have verified it as did some other managers who have used it so it seems safe
An eligible transfer will take immediate effect and will occur if you transfer a Player out for another Player where neither the outgoing Player’s Country nor the incoming Player’s Country have played during that Match Day.
If you’re looking for stats on potential players for today here are my key articles with stats mainly for their clubs. Remember though they were done prior to the tournament so you need to see at the very least that they played in the Group stages and appear in the probable lineups below
With Giminez playing and going through I’m leaving him in the team. Generally I want to only use transfers as and when players are eliminated. I am tempted by a Croatian defender but that means unless Spain are eliminated I won’t have a place for a Belgian defender who I think have a better chance of a clean sheet.
Cavani’s injury could mean he misses the quarters but again unless he gets eliminated or confirmed he won’t play in the quarters I’m holding
I’m still thinking that if no players are eliminated today then Muller will either become Coutinho or Hazard and Kimmich will become Meunier or Alderweireld.
If I make any transfers over the round of 16 that I haven’t previously confirmed I will tweet them probably around 2pm or 6pm UK time
Here’s the team as of today with yesterdays points.
Telegraph fantasy football
The standard team: Total points 233 Overall Rank 22.6k transfers used 0 out of 20 in for the remainder of the tournament
The Def Block team: Total points 234 Overall Rank 22.4k transfers used 0 out of 20 in for the remainder of the tournament
In the telegraph you definitely can make transfers between matches.
the standard team
So nobody played yesterday which was the reason for such big ranking fall.
Strinic, Alba and Costa playing today
I will at least tweet any change of mind transfer probably around 2pm or 6pm UK time.
the defensive block team
Again no one played yesterday which is why there was such a big ranking drop. Today is a complete contrast with everyone playing except Hazard, Coutinho and Kane
Here’s the team. I will at least tweet any change of mind transfer probably around 2pm or 6pm UK time.
If you’re looking for stats on potential players for today here are my key articles which have stats mainly for their clubs. Remember though they were done prior to the tournament so you need to see at the very least that they played in the Group stages and appear in the probable lineups below
I will put probable lineups from whoscored before each match day.
That’s it good luck today
Geek World Cup Leagues
It’s too late to join the telegraph league btw. I’m not sure what the rules are in joining the other leagues now but here’s the details anyway
McDonalds FIFA Official
or League code:
Sun Dream Team
Fantasy Football Geek
League PIN: WCW6UFM9