Team Reveals

World Cup Fantasy 2022 team drafts: $4.0m goalkeepers + four premium forwards

With the World Cup getting underway on Sunday, we’ll be bringing you some team reveals from Fantasy managers and Fantasy Football Scout users who have been successful in international tournaments or short-format games in the past.

Next, we hear from Lyonnais/FPL Austria, who has top 100 finishes in UEFA’s Fantasy games and two top 2k FPL ranks.

Make sure to check out our complete guide for everything else you need ahead of Qatar 2022.


GOALKEEPERS & DEFENDERS

Since I’m currently looking to set up for Matchday 1 only, I can concentrate on picking players from a couple of standout fixtures.

In defence, the pricing has been kind and there are strong attacking options to choose from.

Joakim Maehle ($4.5m) impressed at last year’s Euro 2020, plays for a strong defence and scored five times during World Cup qualification.

Denzel Dumfries ($6.0m) is another Fantasy hero from last year’s Euros and has made it into my squad as well. Hopefully, both can repeat their heroics from 2021.

Kieran Trippier ($5.0m) has had a strong Premier League and FPL campaign, offers attacking threat and looks like a steal at his price.

Nicolas Otamendi ($5.0m) is there for his great clean sheet potential, while Alphonso Davies ($5.0m) may be a bit of a punt. The Bayern left-back plays further up the pitch for Canada and his attacking appeal makes up for his reduced clean-sheet prospects.

In goal, I have opted for an ultra-cheap approach for now.

Sergio Rochet ($4.0m) looks like a standout pick, playing behind a usually solid Uruguay defence.
At the moment I have paired him with Qatari keeper Saad Al-Sheeb ($4.0m), but this may well change ahead of the deadline.

MIDFIELDERS

Who played the most minutes over the March international break?

125 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mozumbus
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Join private league here:
    https://play.fifa.com/fantasy-classic/join-league/QAFYXVR4

  2. gart888
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who do people like up front for MD1?

    Feel like Kane, Messi, Martinez (Mbappe 12th) looks really strong, but passing on Neymar vs Serbia seems sketchy.

    1. gart888
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      (But Serbia are surely much stronger than Saudi Arabia, Iran, or Australia right?)

    2. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'm on Messi, Neymar and Batshuayi. Mbappe 12th man.

      1. gart888
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Hmmm, Batshuayi sounds smart. Could really use those extra funds elsewhere.

        With Lukaku out is it basically certain that Batshuayi starts up front?

        1. I Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Think so.

          1. gart888
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Lets me get KDB back in for the Canadian beat down. 🙁

            What do you think of this?

            Rochet - Al Sheeb
            Dumfries - Pavard - Trippier - Maehle - Sosa
            KDB - Musiala - Olson - Bergwijn - Di Maria
            Messi - Mbappe - Neymar - Batshuayi

            1. I Member
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Looks great. I don't think Canada are going to be a walkover mind you.

              1. gart888
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 3 months ago

                I'm Canadian. Our back line is... sketchy.

    3. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Messi Mbappe Neymar
      Might get Lautaro as 12th man

      1. gart888
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Surely you get Mbappe as 12th man and put Martinez in your squad proper so you have more money for elsewhere?

        1. Mozumbus
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Makes sense
          I think I'll keep the front 3 as is
          12th man could be Kane as well

          1. Original Sin
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            I took Mbappe over Kane simply because I have Kane in my FPL team, so Mbappe will definitely be something new and exciting, dont always get a chance to own him, right? FIFA fantasy is supposed to be fun

            1. Mozumbus
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Yes it's fun!
              Mbappe is exciting so as having Messi and Neymar in the team at the same time 😀

              1. gart888
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 3 months ago

                Imagine those three on the same team. Truly the stuff of fantasies.

                1. Mozumbus
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 3 months ago

                  That too within a budget of 100m including the whole 15 members team lol

  3. Moxon
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I think it's hard to look past Messi and Neymar

    The final spot for me is between Martinez, Richarlison and Giroud

    1. Moxon
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Reply fail to GART888

    2. gart888
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I really like Martinez against Saudi Arabia, but what are the chances Alvarez starts instead?

      1. Original Sin
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Slim chance

    3. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Giroud far from nailed

      1. I Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Benzema seems to be injured so Giroud should start.

    4. No Kane No Gain
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not so sure neymar will be that explosive in his first 2 games against Serbia and Switzerland tbh. I expect Brazil wins but not dominations as such

  4. Original Sin
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any chance Trippier is dropped in MD2 when Walker is likely to start? Isnt Shaw a better pick if Wild card is not planned for MD2?

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Obviously there’s a chance but I’d avoid both and go for shaw for security

      1. Original Sin
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks. I am doing the same, going for Shaw amd saving WC for later

  5. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is there any non world cup chat? About anything....

  6. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A double up with Pavard and Hernandez too much vs Australia?

    1. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yes

    2. Original Sin
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yes too much, Franch is not on very good form and they play Denmark MD2

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks mate

    3. DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Apparently T Hernandez not starting?

      1. sirmorbach
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I had him and went for Davies instead now

  7. Gazzpfc
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which one

    Muisala
    Foden
    B Fernandez

    1. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bruno for me.

    2. Original Sin
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Would have said Musiala but i dont think his minutes are secure. Foden could be exciting though. Bruno is the safest

      1. Gazzpfc
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I’m on the sun game as couldn’t be bothered with 2. I get 30 transfers and as Muisala plays before Bruno I could play them both see who does better and keep the one who does best

    3. No Kane No Gain
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Musiala and transfer out if doesn’t start for Bruno

      1. gart888
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Would need to keep money ITB for that though.

        1. No Kane No Gain
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Or Musiala and transfer out for someone like Hofmann if he starts over him.

  8. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    How's BEL been looking in Def?

    1. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      They look pretty solid to me

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks mate. Bringing in Vertongen.

        1. Mozumbus
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          I'm going with Courtois!

          1. bso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Nice! I have Martinelli. Good luck to us!

            1. Mozumbus
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Thanks!

  9. Pedram
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Trossard nailed on for Belgium?

    1. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No.

    2. Original Sin
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not at all

  10. Moxon
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who is your favourite cheap mid?

    1. gart888
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Skov Olsen - Plays Tunisia MD1, and has scored a few for Denmark recently.

    2. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      De Paul

      1. Moxon
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        If you choose De Paul which one of Messi, Di Maria or Martinez are you going without?

        1. gart888
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Martinez. I've spooked myself into thinking Alvarez might start, and forward spots are too valuable to risk one in this game.

        2. Mozumbus
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Di Maria
          Many other MF options in that price range

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      currently DePaul

  11. No Kane No Gain
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Look past Lewondowski at your peril. 2 nice games for Poland to begin with, especially MD2 against Saudi

    1. el polako
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Avoid.

      Trust me.

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Why?! I’m expecting big things, I’ve actually picked him ahead of neymar lol

        1. el polako
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          We got a defensively orientated manager who dont even try to play football and team which can't string 4 passes togheter.

          Eyes are bleeding when watching Poland.

    2. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Could be one for the MD2 Wildcard. Wouldn't have him over Messi, Neymar, Mbappe or Kane in MD1.

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        He’s ahead of Neymar and Kane for me.

        Front 3 is Messi Morata Lewondowski (Mbappe 12th man)

        1. Original Sin
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Morata not in good form of late

          1. No Kane No Gain
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            I fancy a goal against Costa Rica if he starts

      2. el polako
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        We will not beat Saudi's.

        You can bookmark it.

        1. No Kane No Gain
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          We need Lewondowski goals though not actual Poland victories lol

          You saying Lewondowski ain’t scoring V Saudi and/or Mexico?!

          1. el polako
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            That's what I'm saying.

            1. No Kane No Gain
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              If there’s someone here who would say Lewondowski ain’t doing anything against the Saudis, I wouldn’t expect the guy with his pic on his profile to be the guy to say it lol

              1. el polako
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 3 months ago

                They problem is not Lewandowski, the problem is 9 donkeys (excluded Zielinski- he's quality) that playing behind him and coach who's scared to leave his own half.

                1. No Kane No Gain
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 3 months ago

                  Just stuck my house on Saudi 5/1 beating Poland due to your info provided now. thanks!

                  1. el polako
                    • 6 Years
                    1 year, 3 months ago

                    No probs.

                    15% is my fair cut.

  12. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    If you have Neymar, Messi and Kane...who are you captaining first? Kane and use your 1 transfer option to go to Messi (unless Kane gets a hattie)?

    1. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yeah I'd go Kane and then Messi if necessary.

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Sounds like the best way.
        Are your brining in Trippier? Reading he could be subbed out in GW2...I hate Shaw, but is he a safer pick?

        1. I Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          I have Trippier. Not worried about MD2, will be Wildcarding then.

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      thats my plan
      might be Naymar#2 though

    3. fpl_austria
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Think I'll go Messi with the option to switch to Neymar.
      Kane the most likely to make way for me still.

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        You would think Kane will score vs Iran, no?

        1. fpl_austria
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Yes but maybe not to the extend Messi could haul v Saudi Arabia.
          If I go Kane and he scores, I may stick with him and miss out on an even better Messi score.
          So think I'll just go Messi and switch to Neymar if needed.

          1. bso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Just think Iran would be easier to score against then Iran.

            1. fpl_austria
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Iran been decent defensively at the last World Cup, so might be a close game. 1-0, 2-0 maybe.

    4. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'd do Messi and Neymar frankly

  13. JBG
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thoughts on this team? Turner-Costa Trippier-Dumfries-Pavard-Maehle-Tagliafico Sane-Bergwjin-SkoveOlsen-Pasalic-DeArresascaeta Neymar-Kane-

    Kane C Mbappe 12t man

  14. Jay1969
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is there a scout league for Sky Sports WC game, can’t seem to find code

  15. Pedram
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Rate this team

    Alisson - Rochet
    Trippier - Pavard - Marquinhos - Maehle - Pouraliganji
    Foden - Sane - Di Maria - De Paul
    Messi - Kane - Benzema

    1. fpl_austria
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Benzema might be out with injury.

    2. sirmorbach
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Careful: Benzema seems to be injured.

      I think I'd go Musiala instead of Sane, downgrade Alisson and/or Marquinhos, and upgrade Foden — especially as you have Kane already.

    3. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Benz to Neymar and you're good to go.

  16. TheBiffas
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Dumb question but can you sub on a forward for a mid?

    1. Oscar Slater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yip.

  17. Razmus666
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which hernandez is going to start for france

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Sounds like Lucas may start - Theo more of a doubt

  18. Jonesfromthere
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Benzema all but ruled out, Giroud should be in every team tbh

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Still the Donkey though

      1. Moxon
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        A hat-trick and he becomes France's all time top scorer - it's written in the stars 😉

    2. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'm tempted but really like my current frontline of Messi, Neymar and Batshuayi.

  19. Louis_Sans_Balls
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hey lads! I'm back! Back for the WC of course.

    So what's becoming template thus far? 🙂

    1. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      At least 2 expensive forwards and skov Olsen / de Paul the best enablers

      1. Louis_Sans_Balls
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers!

      2. Moxon
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Rochet (GK), Sosa (DEF) and Maehle great bargain picks too

        1. Louis_Sans_Balls
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          cheers!

          1. Freshy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Sosa

  20. I Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thought I was done but the Benzema injury could present an opportunity.

    Martinez
    Dumfries, Pavard, Shaw, Trippier, Maehle
    Di Maria, Eriksen, Bergwijn, Skov Olsen
    Messi (c) [Mbappe 12th]

    Rochet; Neymar, Musiala, Batshuayi.

    A) Batshuayi + Pavard
    B) Giroud + Sosa

    1. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I think I would stil rather have Rich for 7.5

  21. putana
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    so during matchday 1 you have two free transfers two switch out a player who hasnt played yet for another one?

  22. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Batshuayi-Richarlison-Giroud front line FTW

  23. TheBiffas
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Probably template but RMT

    Costa

    Dumfries - Shaw - Sosa (Cancelo - Maehle)

    Perisic - Di Maria - S/Olsen - De Paul - Bergwijn

    Mbappe 12th man - Kane - Messi (Neymar)

    1. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Rochet backup gk

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not a big difference
      Switched out Cancelo (uncertainty I dont want a last day defender that is premium)

      Pickford-Sergio Rochet
      Dumfries-Sosa-Raum-Maehle-Trippier
      Skov Olsen-Modric-DiMaria-DePaul-Bergwine
      Neymar-Kane-Messi
      {12th man Mbappe}

  24. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best option as third striker

    A Martinez
    B Giroud ( if Benzema is not available)
    C Morata
    D Richarlison

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Rich

  25. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Whos more likely to start?

    Lucas Hernandez or Theo Hernandez?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lucas

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lucas but not 100%

  26. Louis_Sans_Balls
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Do you think Senegal can still make it out of the group stage without Mane?

  27. Moxon
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best keeper up to 5m?

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Casper? or find 0.5

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Sorry forgot Costa beast

  28. Tubayyeb
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Please vote!

    A) Perisic + Kimmich

    OR

    B) Skov Olsen + Di Maria

    Note: Already have Messi and De paul…

    1. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

  29. The Tinkerman
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    How is this? WC GW2:

    Pasveer, Rochet
    Cancelo, Pavard, Trippier, Meunier, Marquinhos
    KDB (C2), Olmo, Bergwijn, S.Olsen, Caicedo
    Messi (C1), Lautaro, Richarlison

    Possible changes with 0.5m ITB include Rich > Nunez and/or Marquinhos > Dumfries

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Forward thinking(tinkering)
      My worn out brain can only process so much