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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.

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753 Comments Post a Comment
    1. jayzico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 days, 6 mins ago

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

      1. Andy_Social
          4 days, 5 mins 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
        3 days, 23 hours ago

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

    2. Bambi
        4 days, 12 mins 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
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          Same as any other but with Kennedy

      • _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 days, 12 mins ago

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

      • jayzico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 days, 8 mins ago

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

        1. jayzico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 days, 7 mins ago

          4m sorry

          1. jayzico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 days, 5 mins ago

            Oops wrong Simpson.

            So - any 4m defenders?

            1. HamezMace
                4 days ago

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

              • Eden Wizard
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 days, 23 hours ago

                Schletto Bednarek

        2. ANISH_T28
            4 days, 4 mins 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

          • GreenShark1
              4 days, 4 mins 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?

            • HamezMace
                4 days, 2 mins 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
                    4 days ago

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

                  • SW6
                      3 days, 23 hours ago

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

                      1. HamezMace
                          3 days, 23 hours ago

                          Agreed.

                      2. Reuser
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 days, 23 hours 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
                            3 days, 23 hours ago

                            Technically the second cheapest midfielder on points/price?

                        2. GreennRed
                            3 days, 23 hours 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
                                3 days, 23 hours ago

                                He's added at £5m already.

                                1. GreennRed
                                    3 days, 23 hours 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.

                              • HamezMace
                                  3 days, 23 hours ago

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

                                • PUMPKINHEAD
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 days, 23 hours ago

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

                              • Tube!!
                                  3 days, 23 hours ago

                                  Would you change anything?

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

                                  1. Tomerick
                                      3 days, 23 hours ago

                                      Midfield too weak

                                  2. ANISH_T28
                                      3 days, 23 hours ago

                                      Eriksen or Sane ?

                                      1. Tomerick
                                          3 days, 23 hours ago

                                          Trusty Eriksen

                                      2. ANISH_T28
                                          3 days, 23 hours ago

                                          Which combo is better?

                                          A- Robertson + Masuaku

                                          B- TAA + Fraser

                                        • DOUG JUDY
                                            3 days, 23 hours 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.