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Set-piece and penalty takers for final World Cup Fantasy matches

We are left with the same four teams for the final round of World Cup Fantasy matches, with two more fixtures making up Gameround 7.

That includes the third/fourth place play-off that Belgium and England will play in on Saturday.

So, for one last time, we’ve collated all the relevant set-piece data so Fantasy Football Scout members can work out which nations are the best to focus on for their transfers.

It still looks like England are the most likely to score from set-piece situations despite their exit from the tournament, while Croatia remain susceptible to balls into the box.

READ NEXT: Our transfer tips and stats for the final round of World Cup Fantasy matches

Our research includes the penalty and corner-takers for each country, based on who has taken them either in Russia or, in some cases, in qualification. If there is no number next to a player’s name it’s because they took at least one in qualifying and/or warm-up games but are yet to take one at the World Cup itself.

We’ve also calculated which teams concede the most fouls and attempts from set-plays too to help you work out which nations are the most likely to get set-pieces in the first place.

To clarify, the ‘Attempts from set plays’ section combines those who have shot from direct free-kicks or those who have latched onto the end of a corner.

The deadline for Gameround 7 is at 15:00 BST on Sarturday July 14, so make sure you sort your team in time.

READ NEXTOur transfer tips and stats for the final round of World Cup Fantasy matches

World Cup Data

We’re delighted to offer World Cup data as an early addition to our regular season offering to help those playing Fantasy games over the summer.

We’ve secured Opta data, not only for the tournament itself, but also from the Qualifying Rounds for Europe and South America and for international friendlies involving the participating nations. This includes all the matches played right up to the tournament kick-off.

Just to stress, this World Cup offering comes packaged with the regular Fantasy Football Scout membership.

Check out this new trailer detailing the World Cup content below…

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Fantasy iTeam

Fantasy Football Scout is supporting Fantasy iTeam, a free World Cup game available on a number of mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPodTouch and Android. We have an official Fantasy Football Scout League open to UK users only, with a £1000 of Amazon vouchers to give out, split between the top three performers. There’s also the small matter of £10k worth of prizes available in the main competitions: Overall World Championship and Manager of the Gameround.

Click here for details and here to sign up.

Our League name is Fantasy Football Scout and the pin is 1887.

Please note, users must be over 18 and based in the UK to join our league.

753 Comments Post a Comment
    1. jayzico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Damn. That's one of my 4m guys gone then

      1. Andy_Social
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        One by one they're all being replaced by incoming defenders. That's why they're 4m!

    2. Eden Wizard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Decent player what's to say Stephens is nailed over Beddy?

  1. Bambi
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Please rate my KENEDY team:

    Ederson
    Coleman Bailly Cedric
    Salah Sanchez Walcott Jota Kenedy
    Aubamenyang Firmino

    Bench: 4.0 keeper, Tomkins, Peltier, 4.5 Forward

    Strategy: Play 2 from Cedric, Tomkins, Kenedy each week.

    1. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Same as any other but with Kennedy

  2. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    4 weeks today until Alexis Sanchez bags a double-digit score vs Leicester

  3. jayzico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Any nailed (or close to) defenders we know about? Simpson would be a steal

    1. jayzico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      4m sorry

      1. jayzico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Oops wrong Simpson.

        So - any 4m defenders?

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Not really...we are hoping for Bennett, Pelter, or my favourite Bin-Wassaka.
          Pre-season required before we know anymore.

        2. Eden Wizard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Schletto Bednarek

  4. ANISH_T28
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    No Salah is the main worry, how to fit him in?

    Pickford
    Coleman Robertson Daniels
    D.Silva Sane Mane Walcott
    Aguero Firmino Zaha

    Speroni Tomkins Kennedy Peltier

    0 ITB

    Really like my team till GW8 only probable additions between now and the would be arsenal players

  5. GreenShark1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Which pairing would you prefer to fill the gaps or is 'C' the better option? Thanks.

    Rui Patricio / Foster
    Robertson / Van Aanholt / Ward / Cedric / Peltier
    Salah / xxxx / xxxx / Hughes / Cairney
    Firmino / Aguero / Zaha

    A - Mahrez & Jota?
    B - Sanchez & Costa?
    C - Just go Sane and downgrade Ward > Daniels?

  6. HamezMace
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Someone explain the Kenedy love please?
    He played what 14/15 games for Newcastle last year, and scored twice against Southampton (I think)...other than that just a 2/3pt player?

    Genuine question by the way, looking for serious replies

    1. Andy_Social
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      He was quite exciting, and 5m is a good price. It's the killer opening fixtures that put me off.

    2. SW6
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      It's just people getting over excited. He won't be in any teams next week, let alone GW1

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Agreed.

    3. Reuser
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Haven't checked the stats, but he was on set-pieces and was pivotal to Newcastle's improvement in the second half of the season. Hit the post a number of times too, I seem to remember. Certainly passed the eye test.

      And is technically the second cheapest midfielder in the game.

      1. GreennRed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Technically the second cheapest midfielder on points/price?

    4. GreennRed
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not many 5m mids will get you 7 or 8 goals and a few assists, he looks good enough for that. If he's 5.5m get Hoilett.

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        He's added at £5m already.

        1. GreennRed
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Sound. Same as last season I think. I'd rather get a 4.5m fodder and use the funds elsewhere at this time but worth watching.

    5. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks for the replies guys..
      new article by the way.

    6. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      He was awful as an fpl asset. I had him since the 2nd wildcard and he was a fpl disgrace

  7. Tube!!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Would you change anything?

    Ederson / Speroni
    Alonso / Coleman / Robertson / Cedric / Wan - Bissaka
    Salah / D Silva / Deulofeu / Cairney / Stephens
    Aguero / Firmino / Tosun

    1. Tomerick
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Midfield too weak

  8. ANISH_T28
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Eriksen or Sane ?

    1. Tomerick
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Trusty Eriksen

  9. ANISH_T28
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Which combo is better?

    A- Robertson + Masuaku

    B- TAA + Fraser

  10. Anita Fan TV
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Rip it apart please;

    Pickford Stekelenburg
    Mendy Roberton Cedric Tomkins Peltier
    Salah Silva Milivojevic Deulofeu Wilshere
    Aguero Firmino Tosun

    Fairly template. Mendy and Robertson to start every week, same with the first three in midfield; Mili because of fixtures in a team that win plenty of pens - 10 goals for him last season. If Zaha leaves I'll reassess Mili. The 2 mids rotate okay.