Tuesday 26 June 2018, 14:14

The Warrior strikes out in style as Messi awakens

  • ​A Croatia midfielder and a Peru forward were Day 13’s unlikely stars

  • Messi kick-started his and Argentina’s campaign

  • Coutinho, Kroos, Neymar, Shaqiri & Son are among the Day 14 captain options

Milan Badelj isn’t renowned for scoring or setting up goals, but the Croatia midfielder did both in Rostov to send Iceland home and seize the few that selected him for merely €6m a cool ten points.

Peru forward Paolo Guerrero also bagged a goal and an assist on his Russia 2018 swansong to record nine points, while seven points moved Kasper Schmeichel second on the highest-scoring goalkeepers in the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy.

Marcos Rojo (eight points), Victor Moses (7), Gylfi Sigurdsson (7), Andre Carrillo (6), Ivan Perisic (6) and Lionel Messi (5) were among the other players who shone on Day 13.

Highest-scoring players

Overall Harry Kane (26 points), Cristiano Ronaldo (23), Fernando Muslera (20), Denis Cheryshev (19), Romelu Lukaku (19), Luka Modric (19), Martin Caceres (18), Diego Costa (18), Jose Gimenez (18), Diego Godin (18), Kasper Schmeichel (18), Eden Hazard (17), Ali Beiranvand (17), Artem Dzyuba (16), Christian Eriksen (16), John Stones (16).

Change your captain

Round 3 matches will take place over four days, and you can change your captain ahead of each one. Only the player that finishes Round 3 in your armband will score double points.

So, if you have Guerrero as your captain, you may not wish to risk making a change. But if your skipper didn’t do as well as planned, you probably want to select a new one before the Day 14 deadline (16:00 CET on Wednesday).

Teams boasting Philippe Coutinho, Son Heungmin, Javier Hernandez, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Neymar, Xherdan Shaqiri and Dusan Tadic are in action on Day 14. And if you choose one of them, and he doesn’t do well, you can always change your captain again ahead of the Day 15 deadline (16:00 CET on Thursday).

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 Kroos for Paul Pogba, you have up until the kick-off of the first game of the day (16:00 CET on Wednesday).

Day 14 fixtures

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