Below is a list of answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions. Please refer to HOW TO PLAY and TERMS & CONDITIONS for further details.
Yes, you can play for FREE!
You can create as many teams as you want and join as many Mini-Leagues and Draft games as you want for free.
You will also have 20 free Player Transfers. These Player Transfers can be used on any one of your teams or divided amongst your teams if you have more than one team. If you are over 18 years old, you can buy additional Player Transfers if you choose to. Please see “How many Free Transfers do I get?” for more information.
The game is a fantasy football/soccer game. The objective is to create and manage a team of 14 football/soccer players. The players on your team earn your team points through their real world performance. The more points your team earns, the better you will do. You can compete against the pool of other players or play against your friends or do both.
Anyone can play the game. However, if you are under 18 years old, you will be limited to the 20 free Player Transfers for the season and will not be allowed to buy extra Player Transfers. If you are over 18 years old, you can buy as many Player Transfers as you wish.
You must first register to play the game by clicking the Register button or the Play Now button. After registering, you will be prompted to choose which game you wish to play. You may choose to play either the Standard game or the Draft game or both.
Please click the How to Play header for a detailed description of how to play the game.
The players on your team earn your team points through their real world performance. So, if a player scores a goal in a match, he gets your team points. If a goalkeeper has a clean sheet, he earns your team points, and so on. A player can also lose points by being booked or if his team allows more than one goal. Please refer to the following table for a summary of how points are awarded to players.
|Goal (GS): Player who scores an own goal in a match does not earn any points.||+4 per Goal|
|Hat-Trick: Player scores 3 goals in one match.||+2 per Hat-Trick|
|Assist (A): Player passes the ball directly to the player that scores the goal.||+2 per Assist|
|Clean Sheet (CS): No goals are allowed by the player’s club in a match.|
|Goalkeeper||+7 per Match|
|Defender||+5 per Match|
|Midfielder||+2 per Match|
|Striker||+0 per Match|
|Player Misses a Penalty-Kick:||-2 per Miss|
|Goalkeeper Allows More Than One Goal in a Match:||-2 per Goal|
|Defender’s Club Allows More Than One Goal in a Match:||-1 per Goal|
|Yellow Card (YC): Player receives a disciplinary action in the match.||-1 per YC|
|Red Card (RC): Player is ejected from the match.||-2 per RC|
You can play with friends either by creating or joining a Mini-League in the Standard game or by simply playing the Draft game.
The game officially launches on August 1st, 2014 and ends June 7th, 2015. This period is also referred to as the Season.
You can join the game at any time you choose between the game’s start and end dates. You can also create Mini-Leagues and play the Draft game at any time you want between the start and end dates.
In the Standard game, you create your own unique team by choosing 14 Players who play in the European Leagues that are part of our game. You have a budget of 100M to do so. Each Player has a value and the total value of your 14 Players cannot exceed 100M. Your selected Players earn you points through their real-world performance in their club matches. You compete against all the other Standard Game Participants and can even create or join Mini-Leagues to compete with your friends.
In the Draft Game, you compete against your friends by creating a team of 14 Players that has all unique Players. Your friends and you do not have any Players in common. Your Players do not have values and your team is not subject to a budget. To play the Draft game, you make a list of your favorite Players for every position. The Draft then creates your unique team as well that of every one of your friends who is playing the Draft game with you. Your selected Players earn you points through their real-world performance in their club matches.
The “Classic” My Team page is a graphical interface that gives you the basic information you need to play the game and manage your team(s). The “Detailed” My Team page gives you more information about your Players in tabular form if you like to spend more time analyzing statistics.
When you play the game, you will sometimes want to replace some of the Players on your team with others. This is called a Player Transfer. You can do that at any time you choose.
In the Standard game, your team has a budget of 100M. You must remain under this figure at all times including when making Player transfers.
You are not subject to budget limitations when playing the Draft game.
To make a Player transfer, drop a Player by clicking the (-) sign next to his name and add another Player from our pool of Players by selecting the (+) sign next to his name. Added Players must play the same position as dropped Players. Added Players become active as soon as they are added to your team.
You will get 20 free Player Transfers. These Player Transfers can be used on any one of your teams or divided amongst your teams if you have more than one team. If you are over 18 years old, you can buy additional Player Transfers if you choose to. To do so, simply click Buy Transfers on your My Team page.
Your team includes 11 starters and 3 bench Players. Only starters earn your team points. Bench Players do not earn you points even if they are playing in a real-world match.
To replace a Player in your starting lineup with a bench player, simply place your mouse over the bench player, keep your finger down on the left button and drag the bench Player over the starting Player you wish to replace. Once there, remove your finger and the subbing will occur. Remember, you can only sub a bench Player for a starter that plays the same position.
A bench Player who is subbed in for a starter becomes active immediately. However, a Player cannot be subbed in or out within 5 minutes of the start of a match or within 3 hours after the match has started. This rule applies to both the bench player being subbed in and the starter being subbed out.
A League is a real-world national football/soccer league.
Our game includes the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga, the Italian Serie A, the German Bundesliga and the French Ligue 1. You can choose Players from all of these leagues when forming your team. You can also choose Players from only one of these leagues. It’s up to you. The only restriction is that you cannot choose more than 3 Players from any one club.
Our Champions League game and US Major League Soccer league game are separate games that are played independently.
A Mini-League allows you to play the Standard game with your friends. The objective is for your Standard team to earn more points than the other teams in the Mini-League. There is no limit to the number of teams that can be part of a Mini-League. After creating a Standard team, you can create or join a Mini-League from the My Team page. If you create a Mini-League, you can invite your friends to join. To join an existing Mini-League, you must be invited by the Manager of that Mini-League.
Yes, you can choose all of your 14 Players from any one of our 5 Leagues. So if you prefer to play only the EPL or only the Bundesliga, you can do so. Of course, you can select Players from all 5 Leagues or any combination of these. The only restriction is that you cannot pick more than 3 Players from any one club.
A Club is a real-world club that belongs to one of our 5 Leagues. Clubs that are not a part of one of our 5 Leagues are not included in our game.
No, you can only pick up to 3 Players from any one club.
A team is made up of 14 Players that you pick from our pool of Players. The pool of Players is from clubs that belong to the 5 Leagues that make up the game. Your team will have a unique set of Players. You will also give your team a unique name. Your team will earn you points through the performance of your Players in the real world.
In the Draft game, all of the Players on your team will be unique. No other team in your Draft game will have any Player that you own. In the Standard game, teams owned by other participants can have some but not all of the same Players that are on your team.
You can have as many teams as you want. They are all FREE! But there is a catch. You can only have 20 free transfers for the season regardless of the number of teams you have. So if you create 5 teams, you will have to share the 20 free transfers amongst them. Of course, you are welcome to buy as many transfers as you want if you are over 18 years old.
A Player is a real-world football/soccer player who plays for one of the clubs that belong to one of our 5 leagues.
To the Play the Standard game, you select 14 Players from this pool of Players. 11 of your players are starters and 3 are bench Players. Together, they form your team. Players have values. Generally, Players who can earn you more points have higher values than those that are likely to earn fewer points during the Season. Of course, there are exceptions. The total value of the 14 Players that form your team cannot exceed 100M at any time. Players earn your team points through their real-world performance.
To play the Draft game, you make a list of your favorite Players for every position. The Draft then creates your unique team as well that of every one of your friends who is playing the Draft game with you. In the Draft game, Players do not have values. Players earn your team points through their real-world performance.
You can find Player stats in our Player Stats section. Simply click the Player Stats header. The results are presented in interactive tables. The dropdowns allow you to focus the results. Clicking on each of the table headers changes the order of the results.
You can find the live match scores in the Live Scores section. Simply click on the Live Scores header. You can also see the match results in the scores ticker.
Simply click on the Tables and results header to access the tables and results. Select the tab at the top of the table to switch from the tables to the results and back.