LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 15, 2012) - Fantasy Football players left begging for more after the climax of one of the most dramatic Premier League seasons ever need not despair. Sky Sports Fantasy Football Euro 2012 game is here and open for entries!
If your Fantasy Football side failed to set the league table on fire during the domestic season, now is your chance to compensate as Europe's finest battle it out in Poland and Ukraine.
Sky Sports Fantasy Football is completely free to play and with a top prize of £5,000, plus a host of other great prizes, why not put your footballing nous to the test?
More importantly, bragging rights are at stake as players challenge their mates to prove superior footballing knowledge and managerial prowess. Both public and private leagues are available and with Private League+ you can even put your money where your mouth is and create a cash prize just for your league. Managers can set a wager for each entrant and dictate the pay-out structure. Sky Sports will play the role of banker, free of charge.
You're the boss and you choose the team, the formation and the tactics. Although the final squads are yet to be announced, it's not too early to start drafting your own team at leisure as there are unlimited transfers until the first game of the tournament on June 8th. From there on, each manager will be permitted to make 15 changes during the group stages, unlimited transfers once the final eight are confirmed and then 10 further transfers throughout the knock-out stages.
As with the Premier League game, bosses have the option of five different formations; 4-4-2, 4-3-3, 5-3-2, 3-5-2 or 4-5-1. However, unlike the regular format, it is possible to select as many players as desired from one side, meaning those who expect England to end countless years of hurt this summer can fill their entire team with Englishmen, funds permitting. You have a budget of £75m to spend.
After scoring seven goals in Euro 2012 qualifying, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most expensive player in the game, topping the list of strikers with a £10m price tag. Germany's Mario Gomez is next at £9.9m, while England's Wayne Rooney is the third most expensive player at £9.8m, despite missing the opening two games due to suspension and having scored just three goals in qualifying. Better value at £9.5m could be Holland's Robin van Persie, who was the top scoring player in Sky Sports Fantasy Football this season with a gargantuan 306 points. With live scoring, you can see your Fantasy Football team rack up points live as the action unfolds.
To register for Sky Sports Fantasy Football Poland - Ukraine, click here.
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