Fantasy opens its doors
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This week, coaches formally handed in their provisional squads for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, a move that sent many fans into a fever as they agonised over squad inclusions and exclusions.

For fantasy managers, the announcement means that it’s time to register your fantasy teams and prepare for the launch of the McDonald’s 2010 FIFA World Cup Fantasy game on 4 June. The game launch takes place shortly after the announcement of the final 23-man squads for all participating 2010 FIFA World Cup teams. To register your fantasy team now, click on the 'Register for Fantasy' link to the right of this article.

The Grand Prize for the overall winner of McDonald’s 2010 FIFA World Cup Fantasy is a Kia car. There will also be tons of prizes up for grabs up in each of the sevens rounds.

Why should I play McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy?
It’s competitive, it’s free to play, it’s packed with prizes and it makes watching FIFA World Cup matches even more exciting.

When can I start playing?
Fantasy managers will be able to step into the market and start selecting their 23-man squad from 4 June. Until then, fantasy managers will have to content themselves with registering, picking team names, setting up private leagues and familiarizing themselves with the game format and rules.

New fantasy format
McDonald’s 2010 FIFA World Cup Fantasy is significantly different from its predecessor - McDonald’s 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Fantasy. Be sure to use this time before the game launches to read up on all the game rules and FAQs. There will also be a fantasy feed running throughout the tournament; the feed will provide fantasy managers with the latest news, tips, announcements and game information.

McDonald’s 2010 FIFA World Cup Fantasy is just one of the many games, competitions and features available to FIFA.com Club members. If you have not already, join the Club and enjoy exclusive access to 2010 FIFA World Cup content and competitions.