How to play EURO 2024 Fantasy (Rules)

how to play euro 2024 fantasy

Here is our quick guide on how to play EURO 2024 Fantasy for beginners.

Without further ado, let’s jump in.

EURO 2024 Fantasy Football is a game where you manage your own fantasy team and get points based on the player’s real performance in EURO 2024 tournament.

You can compete against your friends in mini-leagues and against all other fantasy managers in the overall rankings.

1. Create your own EURO 2024 fantasy team of 15 players within 100m

pick euro 2024 fantasy team
pick euro 2024 fantasy team
  1. You can start creating your squad at the Official EURO 2024 website
  2. Pick a team of 15 players
  3. 2 x Goalkeepers, 5 x Defenders, 5x midfielders, 3 x Forwards
  4. Your team must be within 100 million budget
  5. Maximum 3 players per team in the group stage. This number increases in the knockout stage.
MatchdayMaximum players per nation allowed
Round of 164

Source: Official rules of EURO 2024 Fantasy

2. Pick a captain whose points will double

euro 2024 fantasy captain
euro 2024 fantasy captain
  • Pick a captain – a player that you think will score the most points during the Matchday. Captain points are doubled.
  • Once the first day of matches ends, you can change your captain. For example, if you captain a player who plays on first day of the matchday and does not score many points, you can switch the armband to a player who is yet to play on another day. Of course, your previous captain’s points will not be doubled anymore
  • Important: You can only switch captaincy to a player who is yet to play, and not to a player who already played
  • Tip: Always pick a captain from earlier games first. Then, if he does not deliver, you can switch the captaincy to the player who plays on the next day

When the captaincy choice is clear, there is no need to be different and pick a second-best captaincy option as your captain. Second-best is the second-best (and not the best) for a reason. So always, select the best option as your captain regardless of his ownership or how many other managers will captain him.

3. Earn fantasy points when players score goals, assists or keep a clean sheet in real time

Once the matchday started, your team will start receiving points according to the euro fantasy points scoring system.

4. Sub out players who did not score points and change your captain if he blanks

You can make substitutions and captaincy changes to your team during the matchday or between matchday. How those auto subs and manual substitution work? Read more about it in our article: How to use auto subs and manual substitutions in EURO Fantasy strategy?

5. Use transfers to change your fantasy team

  • On each matchday in the Group Stage, you are awarded 2 free transfers that you can use to make changes to your team.
  • Each additional transfer will cost you 4 points.
  • The number of free transfers increases in the Knock Out Stage.

You can read more about using transfers in EURO Fantasy in our article: EURO 2024 Fantasy Transfer Rules. In this article, we also discussed when and on which players you should use your transfers.

6. Use chips to maximize points potential

There are two chips available in EURO 2024 Fantasy which can help you increase point potential of your team:


  • Each chip can be used only once in the tournament.
  • Only one chip can be active during matchday.
  • Once you activate the chip you cannot take it back.

7. Pay attention to price changes

Players’ prices will not stay the same the whole season but they will be changing based on players’ performance. If a player scores a lot of points, his price will rise. On the other hand, if the player underperforms, his price might fall.

We have a separate article that discusses, how price changes work in EURO Fantasy.

8. Create mini-leagues and beat your friends

Fantasy football is more fun when you play it against your friends. Create a mini-league and invite your friends!

And of course, you can compete with other Fantasy Football Reports readers and join our mini-league as well!

Feel free to JOIN our EURO 2024 fantasy mini-league by clicking this link or use our league code GHWf2F. We are looking forward to competing with you!

9. Have fun, enjoy the football

Fantasy football can be stressful when things are not going your way. EURO 2024 Fantasy will not be any different. Look at it as something that will help you enjoy the EURO tournament more, and not as something that can ruin your day when your players blank (because that will happen, fantasy football is a rollercoaster and you will experience your players not returning points as expected).

10. Plan, analyze, predict and optimize your squad (while having fun)

  • Before each matchday find some time to think about your team and possible moves
  • Plan for the long term, plan when you use your chips to get a strategic advantage from using them
  • Follow players’ stats on sites like Understat or Official EURO stats
  • Try to find undervalued players
  • Optimize your team (and the money spread in your team) for the biggest expected output
  • Find which players are in form by checking the last matches
Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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