Fantasy Round 4 Preview: Unlimited transfers & boosters

  • You can make unlimited free transfers before the Round of 16

  • You now have an increased budget and can pick four players per country

  • ​The deadline is 16:00 CET on Saturday

Deadline

16:00 CET on Saturday. If you haven't yet registered, you can still play McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy and create private leagues to compete with your friends. How To Play

Transfers

  • You can keep changing your entire squad up until Saturday’s deadline.

  • You can now pick 4 players from each country instead of 3.

  • You now have €105 million to spend instead of €100 million.

That’s right, you can keep changing your entire squad up until Saturday’s deadline. Picking players who advance through the knockout rounds is advantageous, though, because you’ll only get a limited number of free transfers for Rounds 5, 6 and 7.

Imagine if ten of your players get eliminated in the Round of 16. You will only have five players remaining and three free transfers for the quarter-finals. If you still haven’t played your Wildcard, that will help.

Number of free transfers you get before each round: Unlimited before Round 4 (Round of 16) 3 free transfers before Round 5 (quarter-finals) 5 free transfers before Round 6 (semi-finals) 5 free transfers before Round 7 (third-place playoff & Final) Additional transfers cost you four points each.

Wildcard

You can make unlimited transfers for one round. If you haven’t already used it, you won’t use it in Round 4, because you get unlimited transfers anyway, so you can use it in Round 5, Round 6 or Round 7.

Boosters

Bench Boost For one round, all 15 of your players – rather than just 11 – will score you points. So you need to try and play it when you’ll have as many of your squad playing as possible. Does your 15 for Round 4 look strong?

Maximum Captain In one of the seven rounds, you can play your Maximum Captain chip. In that round, you don’t select a captain. Instead, whichever of your 11 players scores the highest points delivers double for you.

Note: You cannot use your Bench Boost and Maximum Captain in the same round.

Highest-scoring players

Harry Kane (26 points), Andreas Granqvist (25), Yerry Mina (24), Cristiano Ronaldo (23), Philippe Coutinho (20), Wahbi Khazri (20), Fernando Muslera (20), Thiago Silva (20), Ludwig Augustinsson (19), Denis Cheryshev (19), Romelu Lukaku (19), Luka Modric (19), Martin Caceres (18), Diego Costa (18), Jose Gimenez (18), Diego Godin (18), Juan Quintero (18), Kasper Schmeichel (18), Ali Beiranvand (17), Eden Hazard (17), John Stones (17), Artem Dzyuba (16), Christian Eriksen (16).

Round-of-16 Fixtures

Saturday France-Argentina Uruguay-Portugal

Sunday Spain-Russia Croatia-Denmark

Monday Brazil-Mexico Belgium-Japan

Tuesday Sweden-Switzerland Colombia-England

Captains

Round 4 takes place over four days. You can change your captain on each of these days if you choose (remember to beat that day's deadline). Only the player who finishes Round 4 in your armband will score double points.