It’s the knockout rounds, extra time, penalties and added drama across the board; but more importantly the Fantasy League points are doubled.
As a crucial round of games comes to an end it was Swiss sensation Xherdan Shaqiri who fired his team into the knockout stages of the tournament with the 50th hat-trick in World Cup history, grabbing nine points in the process.
Every team has now played twice and some teams already know they’re on their way home. Fantasy League managers have no such worries and those with Karim Benzema in their squad will be delighted as the French forward scored seven points against Switzerland.
Predicted lineups for QPR v Hull
Team news ahead of Burnley's visit to the Liberty Stadium to play Swansea.
Predicted lineups for the Leicester v Everton match
In October, a very different England squad intend to travel to Chile and win a World Cup. But this team will be very different to Roy’s boys, as every player will have been homeless.
The World Cup is in full swing and the goals are flying in left, right and centre. Germany’s Thomas Muller was the star of the first round of matches with a hat-trick notching him nine points.
A preview of Group H as Algeria, Belgium, Russia and South Korea battle it out to reach the knockout stages.
A preview of Group G as Germany, Ghana, Portugal and USA battle it out to reach the knockout stages.
A preview of Group F as Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria battle it out to reach the knockout stages.