Sunday 01 July 2018, 19:36

Mbappe, Messi, Cavani and Schmeichel star

  • ​Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi pocketed points in Kazan

  • Kasper Schmeichel climbs top of the players’ leaderboard

  • Coutinho, De Bruyne, Hernandez and Neymar are among Monday’s captain options

Kylian Mbappe won a penalty, scored twice and seized a Round 4-high 12 points in the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy. Edinson Cavani’s double against Portugal rewarded his coaches with ten points, while Pepe got seven.

And though Argentina bowed out after a thriller with France, Lionel Messi, who got two assists, Angel Di Maria, Gabriel Mercado and Sergio Aguero got eight, seven, six and five points respectively.

Kasper Schmeichel also heads home, but he does so atop of the players’ leaderboard. A penalty save against Croatia helped him to nine points, which took him on to 27 overall, one clear of Harry Kane. The man who missed that spot-kick, Luka Modric, pocketed zero points.

Change your captain

If you have Mbappe or Cavani in your armband, you may not want to hand it to someone else. But if your skipper didn’t do as well as planned, you probably want to select a new one before the Day 16 deadline (16:00 CET on Monday).

Teams boasting Philippe Coutinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Javier Hernandez, Keisuke Honda, Romelu Lukaku and Neymar are in action on Day 16. And if you choose one of them, and he doesn’t do well, you can always change your captain again ahead of the Day 17 deadline (16:00 CET on Tuesday).

Make substitutions

If a player in your starting XI didn’t perform well, you can substitute him out for a player on your bench who hasn’t yet played. However, if you want to bring in Kevin De Bruyne, you have up until the kick-off of the first game of the day (16:00 CET on Monday).


Monday Brazil-Mexico Belgium-Japan

Tuesday Sweden-Switzerland Colombia-England