UEFA Fantasy
Euro 2020 Guide
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By Drafthound Team 4th June 2021
7 min read

Introduction


Drafthound is the home of the European Championship this summer! We have everything you need to start preparing your fantasy team including guides, insights, odds, and predictions.


You can read about all the action on Drafthound between the first game on June 11 and all the way until the final on Sunday, July 11. We will cover every participating nation in the build-up, singling out their best players in all positions as well as predicting their most likely starting XIs.


We will also do team reveals from some of the best fantasy players in the community along with an analysis of each round!




Important!


  • This guide covers UEFA’s Fantasy Euro 2020 tournament but we suggest that everyone plays the one found on FanTeam.
  • FanTeam’s tournament has a £1M prize pool and everyone in the top 10,000+ will take home a portion of that.
  • Here on Drafthound, we’ll also be focussing mainly on the FanTeam tournament but don’t worry if you still prefer UEFA’s version as our insights can be used for all platforms!

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How does the Euro 2020 Fantasy game work?


There are 7 matchdays in total, corresponding to the 3 rounds of games in the Group Stage, plus the Round of 16, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, and Final.


As in Fantasy Premier League, you select:


  • 2 x Goalkeepers
  • 5 x Defenders
  • 5 x Midfielders
  • 3 x Forwards

Within an initial budget of €100.0m that rises to €105.0m from the knockout stages onwards.


There is a limit on how many players you can select from one national team which changes as the tournament progresses.


  • During the ‘Group Stage’ you can pick up to 3 players from the same team.
  • During the ‘Round of 16’ you can pick up to 4 players from the same team.
  • During the ‘Quarter-Finals’ you can pick up to 5 players from the same team.
  • During the ‘Semi-Finals’ you can pick up to 6 players from the same team.
  • During the ‘Final’ you can pick up to 8 players from the same team.

Captains and Substitutions


Like the UEFA Champions League Fantasy offering, the Euro 2020 Fantasy game allows managers to change captains throughout a Gameweek and make substitutions between matchdays too.


Full UEFA Euro 2020 fantasy rules here.


Transfers


The transfer system is very similar to the one known from FPL and UEFA’s Champions League format - but to make it easier we’ve added an overview below.


  • Before Tournament starts: Unlimited transfers
  • During Group Stage: 2 transfers per matchday
  • Before Round of 16:Unlimited transfers
  • Before Quarter-finals: 3 transfers
  • Before Semi-finals: 5 transfers
  • Before the Final: 5 transfers

Also - for every transfer you make beyond your quota of free transfers, you’ll have four points deducted from your points total, just as you would in FPL.


Full UEFA Euro 2020 fantasy rules here.


How do players score points?


There are several similarities between FPL scoring and the points on offer at Euro 2020. The key differences include an additional point for long-range goals, two points for winning penalties, and a deduction of one for conceding a spot-kick.


General
Appearance
+1 pts
Playing 60+ mins
+2 pts
Long-range goal
+1 pts
Assist
+3 pts
Winning a penalty
+2 pts
Conceding a penalty
-1 pts
Missing a penalty
-2 pts
Yellow card
-1 pts
Red card
-3 pts
Own goal
-2 pts
Goalkeepers
Scoring a goal
+6 pts
Penalty save
+5 pts
Clean sheet*
+4pts
Every 3 saves
+1 pts
Every 2 goals conceded
-1 pts
Defenders
Goal
+6 pts
Clean sheet*
+4 pts
Every 2 goals conceded
-1 pts
Midfielders
Goal
+5 pts
Clean sheet*
+1 pts
Forwards
Goal
+4 pts

* Points only awarded when the player plays at least 60 minutes.


Who gets the assist?


A player gets points for an assist whenever he plays the final pass, cross, header, or shot which leads to a goal. This also applies to set-pieces (corners, free-kicks, and throw-ins).


Players also get points for an assist if a goal is scored on the rebound when they’ve shot against the post, bar, goalkeeper, or defender.


They’ll also get points for an assist when their pass, shot, or cross leads to an own goal.


Players that win a penalty won’t get points for an assist – instead, they’ll get two points for winning the penalty.


Only one player can get points for an assist for any one goal.


When a goal is scored from a solo run or dribble, no player will be credited with the assist.


What about chips?


Euro 2020 Fantasy managers will have access to two chips during the tournament, the Wildcard and Limitless chip.


Wildcard


The Wildcard gives you the chance to change your squad as much as you like. When you play it you can make free unlimited transfers, and any players you transfer in will stay in your squad once that matchday has finished.


The normal rules for automatic substitutions, manual substitutions, and captain changes still apply when playing your Wildcard, as well as formation constraints and the number of players you can pick from one team.


If you’ve already made transfers ahead of a matchday and you then play your Wildcard, the transfers you’ve made previously will be canceled, along with any points deductions.


To play your Wildcard, select ‘Activate wildcard’ and then confirm the transfers you’d like to make. This chip can be used only once. Once you’ve played it, it can’t be canceled.


Limitless


Limitless gives you the chance to change your squad for one matchday only. When you play it, you get unlimited free transfers for that matchday with no budget restrictions. Once the matchday has finished, your squad will return to how it was before you played Limitless.


The normal rules for automatic substitutions, manual substitutions, and captain changes still apply when playing Limitless, as well as formation constraints and the number of players you can pick from one team.


If you’ve already made transfers ahead of a matchday and you then play Limitless, the transfers you’ve made previously will be canceled, along with any points deductions.


To play your Limitless, select ‘Activate Limitless’ and then confirm the transfers you’d like to make.


This chip can be used only once. Once you’ve played it, it can’t be cancelled.


Conclusion


We couldn’t be more excited for the Euros this summer and regardless of whether you play the Fantasy Euros on UEFA’s platform or FanTeams, you can find all the needed information here on Drafthound!


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