Welcome to the main discussion thread for our Fantasy All-Time World Cup tournament. Participants (other than myself) @Excape Goat @Perú FC @thebigman @La-Máquina @msioux75 @Titanlux @poetgooner Format Normal World Cup tournament, with 32 teams drawn into 8 groups, and a knockout phase with a second round, quarter-finals, semi-finals, 3rd place play-off and Final. Line-ups will be provided by the team selectors for each game and submitted along with brief tactical details if necessary via PM to myself. I'll be starting PMs with each participant for this purpose shortly. Votes Votes will also be submitted via the PMs (although anyone is free to reveal their votes on this thread, in part or in full, after results are announced each week, or after the tournament is finished) for games not involving our own teams - feel free to choose scorelines and suggest who might score the goals and who might assist them, and when they might be scored. The final results will be determined from the concensus, considering all votes for each game. Schedule We will be aiming to have line-ups submitted by each Sunday, and votes received by each Wednesday. I will confirm the line-ups for each fixture on Mondays, and post results on Thursdays. Deadlines will be posted in here throughout the tournament. Selection Rules At least 16 players in a squad must be used in the group stages (either as a starter or a substitute - see below). If a team plays 7 games (ending with the 3rd place play-off or the Final) then all 23 players need to have been used, so any player who hasn't been selected before the final game would need to be selected in that one. It's fine to use all 23 players before that point, or even in the group stage. Allowed substitutions When line-ups are submitted, up to 2 pre-determined substitutions can be specified too. One sub can be brought on for the second half, and one sub can be brought on after 70 minutes. Everyone will see which subs will be entering each game and when, before submitting votes Squads 23 player squads have been selected, and I'll post them all in here soon for easy access. Please refrain from posting in here until all 32 squads have been shown. Line-ups, results, updates and fixtures Another thread will be opened for these things, and a link will be placed in here. I will show which players from each squad still need to be used after the group stage, and each knockout round in that thread too, and I'll also confirm how many new players need to be used in the 3rd group games for each squad (to mean at least 16 players have been used after that game).