Today is the last day you’ll be able to watch four World Cup games back-to-back.
Once Groups G and H complete their second fixtures, we’ll be into the realm of simultaneous kick-off times (3pm and 7pm) to determine the round of 16 match-ups.
The action has been virtually non-stop so Dream Team World Cup managers are forgiven if they’ve let a couple of things slip from their memory.
But drastic action is required of 11.7% of them right now as that’s the sizeable chunk of gaffers who still have Neymar in their XI!
Brazil’s No10 was understandably an immensely popular selection prior to the tournament favourites’ first game but he injured his ankle in the 2-0 win over Serbia and has been ruled out of the remaining group fixtures.
The Selecao face Switzerland at 4pm today so Dream Team World Cup bosses have until then to replace the PSG forward with another of Tite’s troops if they feel it’s a fixture worth targeting.
Richarlison is the obvious candidate after his brace and resulting 18-point haul last week.
Alternatively, you could switch formation and replace Neymar with one of Brazil’s midfield assets, Vinicius Junior and Raphinha started in the wide positions against Serbia and the former looked particularly lively.
Looking elsewhere, Portugal take on Uruguay in the late kick-off this evening and it just so happens Cristiano Ronaldo costs the exact same price as Neymar – the five-time Ballon d’Or winner converted a penalty in his first outing of the tournament.
Truth be told, the south Americans played out a turgid second half against South Korea for a frustrating 0-0 last week but if Darwin Nunez tickles your fancy then the Liverpool striker is available for £5m – bringing him in for Neymar would free up an additional £2m to invest elsewhere.
Make sure you submit the transfer before Brazil kick-off otherwise it won’t go through until the following day.
If you can wait a day for potential returns then Qatar v Netherlands may be a fixture to target as Louis van Gaal’s side will be motivated to win big and top the group ahead of Ecuador or Senegal.
Cody Gakpo has 16 points to his name having scored in each of his group games so far and will fancy his chances of extending his streak against the lacklustre hosts.
Whatever you decide, if you’ve still got a crocked Neymar in your XI then you need to act fast to avoid disappointment!