WITH almost all Euro 2020 squad announcements in, fantasy football fanatics are desperate to test their knowledge of the international game.
Creating and managing a fantasy football team will enhance your enjoyment of the upcoming tournament – it also gives you a chance to get one over on your mates as you can compete in private mini-leagues.
The best fantasy football game to play this summer is DREAM TEAM EUROS – it’s completely free to play and has a £50,000 jackpot!
How do you play Dream Team Euros?
The premise will be familiar to many: pick the best possible XI from the players participating in Euro 2020 without exceeding a set budget – £50million to be exact.
Once we’re underway, you’ll have 20 transfers to use throughout the tournament to react to the unfolding drama.
Has Timo Werner suddenly remembered how to shoot? Get him in! Did North Macedonia really just beat Netherlands 7-0? Quick, swap Matthijs de Ligt for some bloke you’ve never heard of in your life!
Your players will score points based on their performances with goalkeepers and defenders mainly benefiting from clean sheets while the best midfielders and forwards will be the ones banging in the goals.
There’s also points for assists, hat-tricks, match ratings of 7+ – supplied by WhoScored – and the player with the highest match rating once the dust has settled will also be named Star Man – an accolade that earns them an additional five points.
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When does it start?
You can sign-up for Dream Team Euros right now – it should be available via the Dream Team app (you may have to refresh your app) but users can also access the game through Dream Team’s site.
You’ll be able to pick a prototype XI before team entry opens on May 21st – all player prices are subject to change until then.
If your prototype team is revealed to be over budget you’ll have to shuffle the pack until it’s valid but don’t worry, you can make as many changes as you want before the tournament gets underway.
Scoring starts once the first game kicks off, which is Turkey v Italy at 8pm on June 11th, and finishes after the final on July 11th.
You can still enter a team after the first match has kicked off but you won’t get any points for the games that have already taken place or started – it’s best to settle on starting XI before the first kick-off.
Which players should you pick?
Goals are worth their weight in gold so you’ll want to include some Golden Boot favourites – Robert Lewandowksi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Kylian Mbappe all catch the eye but these big names will drain your budget so think carefully.
It’s a similar story in midfield, N’Golo Kante may be world-class at what he does but he doesn’t score many goals – the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Kevin De Bruyne are more likely to etch their names on the scoresheet.
At the back, you want a keeper and defenders capable of registering consistent clean sheets.
Belgium conceded just three goals in their qualifying campaign so perhaps Thibaut Courtois is a prime candidate?
What are the groups at Euro 2021?
Your strategy will likely depend on the fixtures. Players facing tough opponents are less likely to score points than those with a relatively easy ride – at least in theory.
With that in mind, here’s a reminder of the groups…
GROUP A: Italy, Turkey, Wales, Switzerland
GROUP B: Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Finland
GROUP C: Netherlands, Austria, Ukraine, North Macedonia
GROUP D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic
GROUP E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
GROUP F: France, Portugal, Germany, Hungary
Good luck in that one, Hungary!
How much does it cost to enter? Can you win money?
Dream Team Euros is completely free to play so there’s no reason not to get involved.
Not only that, the overall winner at the end of the tournament will win £50,000!
That’s right, your football knowledge could earn you a life-changing amount of money.