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Cheryshev, Golovin thrive as Russians revel

Cheryshev, Golovin thrive as Russians revel

  • Nine Russians scored heavily on Day 1 of Round 1
  • A midfielder belied his 4.5 million cost with eight points
  • You can change your captain ahead of the Day 2 deadline
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Denis Cheryshev 6.5 million and Aleksandr Golovin 5.5m pocketed an unparalleled 13 points apiece in the McDonalds FIFA World Cup Fantasy as nine Russians seized six-plus points on a Day 1 beyond their wildest dreams.

Golovin contributed a goal and two assists to the 5-0 smashing of Saudi Arabia, with his performance minimally grazed by a booking, while Cheryshev, who came on in the 24th minute for hamstring victim Alan Dazgoev, bagged a brace.

Another substitute, Artem Dzyuba 8.0m, was sent on in the 70th minute with the hosts 2-0 up. The 6ft 5ins striker responded with a goal, an assist and eight Fantasy points the same total Iury Gazinsky registered in a return that mocked his cost 4.5m.

Igor Akinfeev 5.0m, Mario Fernandes 5.0m, Sergey Ignashevich 4.5m, Ilya Kutepov 4.5m and Roman Zobnin 5.0m all scored six points thanks to a clean sheet.

See also

Download McDonalds FIFA World Cup Fantasy app on Android

See also

Download McDonalds FIFA World Cup Fantasy app on iOS

Change your captain
Round 1 matches will take place over six days, and you can change your captain ahead of each one. Only the player that finishes Round 1 in your armband will score double points.

So, if you have one of the nine high-scoring Russians as your captain, you may elect not to make a change. But if you didnt, you probably want to select a new skipper ahead of Fridays deadline 14:00 CET.

Teams boasting Mo Salah, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco and David Silva are in action on Day 2. And if you choose one of them, and he doesnt do well, you can always change your captain again ahead of the Day 3 deadline 12:00 CET on Saturday.

Make substitutions
If a player in your starting XI didnt perform well, you can substitute him out for a player on your bench who hasnt yet played.

However, if you want to bring Spain goalkeeper David de Gea in for his Saudi counterpart Abdullah Almuaiouf, who scored zero points, you have up until the kick-off of the first game on the day 14:00 CET on Friday.

Day 2 fixtures
Egypt-Uruguay PreviewLive Blog
Morocco-IR Iran PreviewLive Blog
Portugal-Spain PreviewLive Blog

Deadline for Fantasy changes: 14:00 CET

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