Fantasy becomes a reality

Qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ moves into overdrive this Saturday with some 60 fixtures spread across six continents. But the teams are not the only ones set to join battle for places at the first global football showdown on African soil, as users are also in with a chance of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Africa 2010.

It is all possible with the brand new McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy game, challenging users to prove their skills as a manager and compete to win fantastic prizes. Ahead of FIFA World Cup qualifying matchdays, simply pick your personal Fantasy team and pit your wits against fellow football fanatics around the globe.

Your task is to pick a team of 11 players, three substitutes and a coach from our database of over 7000 international players. Will you opt for a 4-4-2 formation, or do you favour a different tactical set-up? Who will you appoint as captain? The choice is yours.

After each qualifying matchday, your team earns points based on a variety of performance criteria. The grand prize for the overall winner is a dream trip for two to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. You’ll fly with us to South Africa and watch your favourite team contest all their group matches. We’ll also provide you with accommodation for the big event.

Have you got what it takes to succeed as a manager? You've got to be in it to win it, so sign up now for McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy at!

Please note: the deadline for the first matchday is midday GMT on 5 September 2008.