telegraph world cup fantasy football comes to FFGeek


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The first of the World Cup fantasy football  games is open that we will be covering here on fantasy football geek with the telegraph world cup fantasy football site now open.  Here’s a quick introduction,  a rule summary, FFGeek plans and league code.

telegraph world cup fantasy football comes to FFGeek

Firstly here’s a link to the telegraph world cup fantasy football site.  I believe it is only available to UK residents.




The rules

Telegraph Fantasy Football is a simple enjoyable way to play fantasy football for the World Cup in Russia.

There’s £25,000 in prize money including £10,000 for the overall winner, £5,000 for the team that scores the most goals and another £5,000 for the best manager during the knockout stage.

You can have one free team in the game.  To get more teams you need to pay.  There’s a menu of options on the site.

How To Play

Within the £50m budget, pick a team of 11 in one of six standard formations. You can change your team as much as you like until the first match kicks off at 16:00 on Thursday, June 14, 2018. After that, you’ll get 26 transfers to use during the group stage, 20 more transfers to use during the knockout stage, as well as being able to change your team as much as you like between the group stage and knockout stage.

Selecting A Team

Select your team of 11 players in 6 standard formations up to a value of £50million.

 Making Transfers

You can change your team around as much as you like up until the first kick off at 16:00 on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

You will then have 26 transfers to use during the group stage of the tournament.  Any transfers not used during this period will not be carried over.

A second transfer amnesty will then open following the completion of all group stage matches and will remain open until the start of the knockout phase at 15:00 on Saturday, June 30, 2018.  Another 20 transfers will then be made available for you to use during the knockout stage of the tournament.

Transfers can be made between matches, so any players transferred in will start scoring from the next kick-off.

Scoring Points

 Your selected players will score points as follows:

All players:

Starting XI appearance (2 pts)
Substitute appearance (1 pt)
Goal scored (5 pts)
Key Contribution (3 pts)
Red card (-3 pts)
Yellow card (-1 pt)
Missed penalty (-2 pts)
Own Goal (-3 pts)

Goalkeepers only:

Penalty save (5pts)

Goalkeepers/defenders only:

Full Clean Sheet – player plays 60 mins or more (5 pts)
Part Clean Sheet – player plays fewer than 60 mins (2 pts)
First goal conceded (0 pts)
Each additional goal conceded (-1 pt)
Points are not awarded for penalty shoot outs.

 Clean sheet bonuses:

In order to earn a Full Clean Sheet bonus (5 pts), your player must complete at least 60 minutes of the match and his team must keep a clean sheet for the entire match (excluding penalty shoot-outs).
If a player is on the pitch for less than 60 minutes and his team keeps a clean sheet for the full match, he’ll score a Part Clean Sheet bonus (2 pts).

All players still earn 2 points for starting a match and 1 point for coming on as a substitute.

 Key contributions can sometimes be awarded to two players in Telegraph Fantasy Football whereas the TFF Live data feed only awards ‘assists’ which is generally just the last player from the attacking side to touch the ball.




FFGeek plans

I’ll be entering a team into the competition and will be providing a telegraph world cup fantasy football league.  23 man squads won’t be finalised until June 4 so there will be limited posts until then.

I will be providing my team in posts and articles on players.  That may occur in the last week before the competition though.

At the moment I’ve just auto completed my team

FFGeek League

Here’s the code for the fantasy football geek league

League name:  FantasyFootballGeek

League PIN:  8000919

4 digit passcode:  4453

By the way I restarted the 2014 FFGeek telegraph world cup fantasy football league rather than the PL 17/18 league if you were wondering why you weren’t joined.

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