Friday 08 June 2018, 12:00

McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy is live!

McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy allows you to emulate Didier Deschamps, Joachim Low and Tite and be a Russia 2018 coach from the comfort of your mobile phone or desktop. It’s FREE and you will compete for some sensational prizes including a brand new Kia Sportage, a Hisense television and signed captains’ armbands from teams competing in the Russia.

You can play McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy at, or you can download the app on iOS and Android.


The Grand Prize Winner will receive a brand new Kia Sportage*, a signed captain’s armband from the Russia 2018 winners - A copy of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 for PS4.

Runner-up: - A Hisense television - A signed captain’s armband from the second-placed team at Russia 2018 - A copy of EA Sports FIFA 18 for PS4.

There are also prizes for the 3rd to 5th-place finishers and the top three coaches from each round!

How it works

You get a budget of €100 million (rising to €105 million for the knockout phase). You buy a squad of 15 players. You select 11 of them to play in each of the seven rounds. They score you points for assists, goals, saves, clean sheets and so on. You make substitutions. You make transfers. And there are a few little twists to make the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy even more enthralling.

Highest-priced players: Goalkeepers: De Gea (6.5m), Alisson, Courtois, Ederson, Lloris, Patricio (6m) Defenders: Alba, Hector, Kimmich, Marcelo, Ramos (6.5m) Midfielders: De Bruyne (10m), Muller (9.5m) Forwards: Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo (12m)

Selecting your squad

You must pick 2 goalkeepers, 5 defenders, 5 midfielders and 3 forwards. You must choose one of 8 formations for each round.

You can choose up to 3 players from one of the 32 teams during the group stage, 4 from each team for the Round of 16, five for the quarter-finals, six for the semi-finals and eight for the final two matches.


Before… The opening match: Unlimited transfers Rounds 1-3: One transfer per round Round of 16: Unlimited transfers Quarter-finals: Three transfers Semi-finals: Five transfers Final two matches: Five transfers

Any additional transfers will cost you 4 points.


After all matches on a single day have finished and before the next Round of matches start, you can: - Replace any player (unless they were sent off) with one from your bench whose team is yet to play. - Change your captain (if he was not sent off) with a player from your squad whose team is yet to play.


You can make unlimited transfers for one round. Use this in Round 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 or 7 because in Round 4 you already have unlimited transfers.


Your captain, which you can change each round, scores double points. So if, for example, you select James Rodriguez as your captain against Japan and he scores 11 points, you get 22 points. Nice!

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. So if you really fancy Luis Suarez to run riot against Russia, but you’re afraid to go against Ronaldo versus Iran, play your Maximum Captain!

Bench Boost

For one round, all 15 of your players – rather than just 11 – will score you points.

Private leagues

Create and join leagues with your friends – compete for bragging rights!

Stars of 2014

Daley Blind, Toni Kroos, Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Thomas Muller, Keylor Navas, Neymar and James Rodriguez were among the top-scoring McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy players at Brazil 2014. But you do you foresee being the stars of the Russia 2018 Fantasy?

Get selecting! The prizes have to go to somebody – it could be you…

*Conditions apply, please see the Contest Terms and Conditions for details.