Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/14/2014 -- Online service FantasyGol announced the scheduling of its fantasy soccer leagues for the upcoming 2014 FIFO World Cup. Akin to services which help players organize and participate in fantasy leagues based on American Football, FantasyGol focuses exclusively on the sport commonly known as "soccer" in the United States and Canada and "football" in much of the rest of the world. It offers free and paid leagues, the latter of which offer cash prizes to players in most North American jurisdictions, as well as the ability to join both public leagues and invitation-only private ones.
"Here at FantasyGol, we're off to a great start with our players in the United States and Canada," company representative Jason Turton said, "and the upcoming FIFA World Cup is going to be an incredible experience for all of us." The 2014 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Brazil between June 12 and July 13, will be the largest event for FantasyGol since it was established. The site already serves thousands of players who participate in fantasy leagues based on the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, and the Mexican Liga MX, as well as many others from around the world. Players who sign up for leagues based on the upcoming FIFA World Cup will have the opportunity to create fantasy teams based on the participants, each picking eleven players whose performances will contribute to fantasy league scores.
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world according to a number of measures. It is played routinely at all levels in over 200 countries, with an estimated 250 million players taking part during the course of an average year. The FIFA World Cup, held once every four years, is by far the most significant of the worldwide soccer tournaments, as it brings together teams from all 208 FIFA member organizations worldwide to compete. While soccer's popularity in the United States and Canada has lagged behind its profile elsewhere, the sport has been growing in prominence in both areas, propelled to an extent by greatly increased participation in youth leagues over the last few decades. Increasingly competitive American and Canadian teams at the highest levels, including in U.S.-based Major League Soccer, have also aroused heightened interest in the sport from fans in both countries.
"We have the smoothest, best-designed fantasy soccer service out there," Turton continued, "and players on our site can be assured of enjoying the most exciting leagues anywhere." Players located throughout much of North America can legally participate in paid leagues on the site which produce substantial cash prizes for the best performers. All players are eligible to join free fantasy leagues, and they may choose between those open to all participants and others which are restricted to pre-determined groups of friends. The site's owners put great premiums on security, ease-of-use, and reliability, ensuring that users of the site will have enjoyable experiences as they follow the progress of their teams through the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Those interested in participating in the site's fantasy leagues can sign up at fantasygol.com.
Founded in 2013, FantasyGol provides industry-leading online fantasy soccer leagues for online players. It offers free leagues accessible to everyone, paid leagues available to those in most legal jurisdictions in the United States and Canada, and the ability to create private leagues, all tracking the sport's best-known worldwide leagues and tournaments.