The final round of McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ ended in incredible fashion with the winner being decided by the slimmest of margins!

Overall standings
A goal was all it took to separate Germany and Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final™. Similarly in McDonald’s Fantasy, three points was the margin that separated the winner of McDonald’s Fantasy from the runner-up! Frip69 finished on 893 points while Portugal’s CONDEY recorded 890 points. Both opted for a 5-4-1 formation, but a combination of Captain choice and midfielder selection for the final round gave the American the nudge needed to win the Grand Prize.

Round 7 Winner
Yet again, we had a tie for first place in a round of McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy! RSN1869 and Zay4atinka scored 130 points each to cement their places at the top of the Round 7 table. One point behind them, FutboleyBCN and Carlão23 finished in joint-third.

In accordance with the rules, FIFA conducted tie-breaking draws to decide the Prize winners for Round 7. Zay4atinka  was declared the winner. For his efforts, RSN1869 will receive the second-place prize. The Third-place prize goes to FutboleyBCN.

Most valuable signing: Daley Blind (Netherlands)
With a clean sheet and a goal to his name against Brazil, the 24-year old defender was a fantastic deal at 4m. Blind secured 14 points for managers backing him in the match against Brazil.

Disappointing purchases: Hulk (Brazil)
The goalscoring pressure on Hulk increased after Neymar was sidelined for Brazil and the solid forward failed to rise to the challenge. In Round 7, Hulk recorded a single point, an unimpressive return for his 7.5m price tag.

Highest points-scoring team: Netherlands
It was a close race between Germany and Netherlands for the highest scoring team of Round 7. Thanks to an impressive 3-0 win over Brazil, The Dutch edged out the eventual champions by 104 points to 99 respectively.