Here’s our fantasy football World Cup finals article for Saturday 14 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, team news and injuries for the 3rd place play off and the final
fantasy football world cup semi finals day 2 – the FFGeek team changes
Days and times in UK time for the 3rd place play off and the final are:
3.00 PM Saturday, July 14 England v Belgium
4.00 PM Sunday, July 15 France v Croatia
Total points 286. Overall rank 34k. No Wildcard or Maximum captain used
A poor day saw a 6k deterioration in rank.
Knockout phase changes
You need to make your captain changes and substitutions before the first kick off of 3pm UK time Saturday 14 July
I will be using my wildcard and maximum captain chip in this final round. I’m hoping for wholesale changes to the England and Belgium team to make it worth while otherwise it will be a complete waste
Therefore I won’t be making any decisions until the team lineups are out for the 3rd place play off on Saturday around 2pm UK time
I will, at least, tweet around 2.30pm UK time on Saturday after those lineups are out. Here’s the team as it is now prior from the semi final scores without any changes for today
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 and the knockout phases before you pick anyone and also look at the probable lineups below
Sun Dream Team
Total points 315 Overall Rank 52k transfers used 20 out of 20
A really poor night saw a 14k deterioration in rank
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 how much they played in the Group stages and the round of 16 and appear in the probable lineups below
No transfers left so this is it now
Here’s the team with Wednesdays points showing
Telegraph fantasy football
The standard team: Total points 388 Overall Rank 10.4k transfers used 13 out of 20 for the remainder of the tournament
The Def Block team: Total points 400 Overall Rank 7.3k transfers used 15 out of 20 for the remainder of the tournament
the standard team
So a small improvement in rank of 2k to an OR of 10.4k
I will look at the lineups today when announced to decide on transfers
I will at least tweet any transfers probably around 2.30pm UK time on Saturday.
Here’s how the team looks at the moment prior to any transfers today Saturday
the defensive block team
A small deterioration in rank of 1k to 7.3k
Again I will wait to the lineups are out but in keeping with the theme I will probably go for a France defensive block for the final and do no transfers on Saturday
I will at least tweet any transfers if I change my mind around 2.30pm Saturday after the lineups are out
Here’s the team:
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
Here’s the probable lineups, injuries and team news from whoscored for the Final tomorrow. There isn’t one for the 3rd place play off which could feature anyone to be fair
Didier Deschamps is not expected to make any changes from the side that beat Belgium in the semi-finals.
Djibril Sidibe is still a doubt for les Bleus but Benjamin Pavard is safe to start at right-back.
Blaise Matuidi avoided significant harm in a challenge with Eden Hazard that forced him off, but should be fine to start on Sunday.
Olivier Giroud should keep his place up front despite a poor performance last time out.
Croatia should also name an unchanged XI from the side that started against England, although there will be some tired legs.
Mario Mandzukic came off against England with cramp but should recover in time to start Sunday’s World Cup final against France.
Ivan Strinic also limped off on Wednesday night but should be fine to start at left-back this weekend.
Sime Vrsaljko remarkably recovered from a knee injury in time to start against England and will continue at right-back here.
That’s it, good luck for tonight’s 3rd place play off.
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