The Arabian Gulf League's online Fantasy Football game is up and running for the fourth consecutive season since its launch in 2013/14, offering weekly prizes for the highest-scoring Fantasy Football manager each round, including VIP tickets to a match of the winner's favourite Arabian Gulf League team, and the chance to meet players, amongst other rewards.
Budding Fantasy Football managers can sign up at fantasy.AGLeague.ae and build their squad of 15 players, with a budget of 100 million AED at their disposal to assemble their best selection of two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three forwards, with a maximum of 3 players from any one club to be selected. Demonstrating their tactical nous, AGL Fantasy Football managers must also choose their starting lineup, formation, and captain, who will earn double points for the team. The Fantasy squad list must be confirmed by the deadline of 15 minutes before kick-off in the first match of each round, and one free transfer can be made between each round.
With several updates to the Arabian Gulf League Fantasy Football platform for the 2016/17 season, the game now awards half the number of points for substitutes as well as the full-points collection for the starting eleven, so Fantasy managers will need to pay extra attention to their bench this year too. The game now also features one v one confrontations as well as the overall League contest, where users can compete head-to-head in the individual challenges.
As Fantasy Football is a global phenomenon, the Pro League Committee is keen to grow and develop its own version of the game each season, and will soon be launching a smartphone app for Fantasy managers to easily keep track of their team from their phones. Inspiring a healthy competitive spirit amongst fans of the Arabian Gulf League, playing the AGL Fantasy Football game will also help to expand users' knowledge of the League and its players, and provides an extra motivation to stay up-to-date with the latest happenings throughout the season.