Euro 2020 fantasy football : Best players, finances, and how to play a UEFA match

Everything you need to know about the official UEFA game, including who to select, how to win, and more.
If you’re excited for Euro 2020, you can add to the excitement by participating in the official fantasy football game.

Although most people are familiar with the Premier League version, UEFA has released its own version ahead of the competition.

If you’re considering of playing, Goal has all the information you’ll need, including the top players to choose, advice, and reward information.

Euro 2020 fantasy football

It’s exactly what it says on the tin: a fantasy football game based on the Euro 2020 teams and players.

You choose a formation and a roster of 15 players, which includes two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders, and three attackers.

Of course, fantasy football managers must work within a budget of €100 million (which climbs to €105 million from the last-16 onwards), so putting together the finest possible lineup requires some thought.

You can only have three players from the same team in the group stage, but that number increases in the knockout round, when there are fewer teams competing.

Points are awarded for appearances, goals, assists, and other factors; however, points are deducted for cards, missed penalties, surrendering goals, and scoring own goals.

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In any fantasy football squad, the ideal players to select are those who will score the most points.

Players who score and set up goals, in particular, should be chosen to participate in every game.

There’s a tendency to make a ‘dream squad’ that you’d want to see play in real life, but in fantasy football, such strategy seldom works.

N’Golo Kante, for example, is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his age and an important member of the French national team, yet he is a defensive-minded player who is unlikely to score or set up many goals.

Goal looks at some of the greatest players to pick from to help you get started.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, €12m)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s last international tournament might be this one, and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will be eager to make an impression as Portugal attempts to maintain their crown. Ronaldo has scored 103 goals in 173 appearances for his country before to Euro 2020, and the fact that he takes both free kicks and penalties boosts his chances of scoring.

Kylian Mbappe (France, €12m)

Kylian Mbappe, a World Cup champion with France, will be crucial to Les Bleus’ bid for the European title. Along with Ronaldo, he is the most expensive player in Euro 2020 fantasy football, but his goal-scoring ability suggests he is certainly worth the money.

Harry Kane (England, €11.5m)

Harry Kane, England’s top goal threat, is somewhat less expensive than Ronaldo and Mbappe. The Tottenham striker is coming off a 33-goal season at club level and is already one of the Three Lions’ all-time leading goal scorers. Kane is also a great penalty taker, which just adds to his popularity.

Robert Lewandowski (Poland, €11.5m)

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich won the European Golden Shoe with a record 41 goals in 29 games in 2020-21, and he’ll be hoping to carry that momentum into the European Championship. ‘Lewy’ will score, and Poland will be confident of qualifying from a group that includes Spain, Slovakia, and Sweden.

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku, who arrived to Euro 2020 as a Serie A winner, is playing his greatest football of his career, and the fact that he is still Belgium’s top scorer is reason enough to add him to your fantasy football squad.

Bruno Fernandes (Portugal, €10.5m)

Bruno Fernandes is regarded one of the finest options for Euro 2020 fantasy football due to his 28 goals from midfield for Manchester United in 2020-21. However, a word of caution should be sounded, as he is not Portugal’s top star and had only two goals in 27 caps before to the competition. Nonetheless, Fernandes’ talent is undeniable.

Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, €10.5m)

After suffering a facial injury in the Champions League final, Kevin De Bruyne may miss Belgium’s Euro 2020 opener against Russia, but if he is healthy, the Manchester City star will be an important figure for the Red Devils.

Ferran Torres (Spain, €8m)

Ferran Torres, a Manchester City kid, is a key member of Luis Enrique’s Spain team and has made an immediate impact on the senior international scene. In his debut season at the club, he scored ten goals for Pep Guardiola’s team and is full of confidence.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (England, €6.5m)

Due to a downturn in form, there was some fear that Gareth Southgate might not choose Trent Alexander-Arnold for Euro 2020, but the Liverpool full-back impressed once more at the close of the season. Alexander-Arnold is a winger who contributes with assists and scores goals on occasion. He also has a good free kick in his arsenal and occasionally takes corner kicks.

Thibaut Courtois (Belgium, €6m)

Thibaut Courtois of Real Madrid is the most expensive goalkeeper in the Euro 2020 fantasy football game (together with Hugo Lloris of France and Manuel Neuer of Germany). The team of Roberto Martinez not only has a frightening offence, but also a solid defence, as proven by the fact that they only surrendered three goals throughout qualification.

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