TThe reigning champion of Telegraph Fantasy Football’s Euros edition during the 2022 World Cup, Owen Johnsonprovided the best fantasy football expert tips for the tournament. A veteran Telegraph Fantasy Football player, you can find more detailed fantasy football information for the remainder of the Premier League season at TFF Tips.
Telegraph Fantasy Football World Cup: And the winner…
Congratulations to Paul Timms, winner of the Telegraph Fantasy Football World Cup. Paul managed to successfully navigate all the shock results and finished the competition with 611 points. As Paul ran for the championship, he said:
“I thought I had a glimmer of hope after the group stages, but I ran into a dilemma, Golden Boot or 1st Overall; thank god i made the right choice
“When Argentina conceded two late goals against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals, my luck seemed to be gone, but thankfully I was able to reverse it. When both teams scored in the final, I was sure I wasn’t going to catch it.
“After all these years of trying, I finally managed to win the grand prize and frankly I’m very happy with it.”
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Telegraph Fantasy Football World Cup: Highlights
There was some resentment
It’s fair to say that with Spain, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal and even both finalists, France and Argentina, there were a lot of troubles along the way and were overturned by an opposition that would be judged by many to be a weaker opposition.
The power has peaked
The teams that ranked third and fourth in the world with the undisputed two best players in the world advanced to the finals and showed that the form is temporary but the class is permanent.
3.5 year wait begins
Now that things have calmed down, England will want to go as far as the USA and Mexico, where the tournament will be expanded to 48 teams in 2026. Will this cause more discomfort or just help the cream rise?
Telegraph Fantasy Football World Cup: featured stars
Lionel Messi – 55 points
The man many now claim to be the greatest football player of all time, Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini, wanted to get out of what was probably the last World Cup with great success. He certainly did, as the talisman that led his country to lift the trophy.
Jude Bellingham – 24 points
Although still young, the former Birmingham City player has shown why the Blues retired his number 22 jersey two and a half years ago, proving that he has and has the potential to be a talent here and now. A world class midfielder for years to come.
Kylian Mbappe – 65 points
For 80 minutes in the final, the French team were weak in their attempts to break through the Argentine defense and their performance looked like it could drop as one of the greatest matches in World Cup history. Step up Kylian Mbappe – the striker with three goals in a penalty shootout and a converted penalty brought his team back to life and carried Messi to the Golden Boot despite the defeat.
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