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McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy tips: goalkeepers for semi-finals in Russia

Recommended picks for the last 16 include players from France and England.

Hugo Lloris is one of our McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy tips for goalkeepers in the semi-finals of Russia 2018's official fantasy football
LUCKY? Lloris (Image: Дмитрий Неймырок)

Find a safe pair of hands with these McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy tips for goalkeepers in the semi-finals of Russia 2018’s official fantasy football.

With only four sides remaining, you can now select up to six players from each team – so bear this in mind when using your five free transfers.

And remember, there will be a third place playoff between the losing semi-finalists so each team still has two games left.

This might also be a good time to play your Maximum Captain chip, as semi-finals are often higher-scoring affairs than finals.

Recommended picks include players from France and England.

Hugo Lloris, FRA – 5.9m

With so few teams left you have to look at who the likely winners, and you’d have to say the winners of France v Belgium would be favourites.

Then you have to ask, which of those two sides is likelier to keep a clean sheet? Based on this World Cup so far, that would be France.

And even if they lose to Belgium, they’d still be favourites in a third place playoff against Croatia or England.

RELATED: Mystic Megson’s France v Belgium score prediction

Jordan Pickford, ENG – 5.5m

Croatia v England is a tough one to call, but the Three Lions might be slight favourites on account of the Croatians having played 120 minutes against Russia.

Furthermore, Pickford is the man in form – and that can be a key consideration when making close calls in fantasy football.

RELATED: Mystic Megson’s Croatia v England score prediction

Good luck and happy selecting!