Last week, Leyton Orient invited 63 other clubs to take part in a FIFA 20 tournament named Ultimate QuaranTeam.
But what is the Quaran-Team tournament? Who is in it? How will it be played? Read on and find out!
It is a 128-team tournament (it began with 64 sides but proved so popular they expanded) that will be played online via FIFA 20. The name itself is a portmanteau of “quarantine” and FIFA’s branded “Ultimate Team” mode, although the tournament won’t be using Ultimate Team.
Clubs have selected a single representative to play for them, whether they are a professional player or a fan. That representative (Andros Townsend nominated himself to represent Crystal Palace) will play as that club in a straight knockout tournament. Single-game eliminations all around.
Which teams are in the QuaranTeam tournament?
The list of sides that have joined up is extensive and spans different countries, continents, timezones and even hemispheres. It genuinely will bring the world together in a time of social isolation. The full list of teams is as follows:
English Championship: Barnsley, Blackburn Rovers, Brentford, Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic, Derby County, Huddersfield Town, Luton Town, Middlesbrough, Millwall, Nottingham Forest, Preston North End, QPR, Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City, West Brom
English League One: AFC Wimbledon, Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Bristol Rovers, Burton Albion, Coventry City, Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Gillingham, Ipswich Town, MK Dons, Oxford United, Peterborough United, Portsmouth, Rochdale, Rotherham United, Shrewsbury Town, Southend United, Sunderland, Wycombe Wanderers
English League Two: Cambridge United, Carlisle, Cheltenham Town, Colchester United, Crawley Town, Exeter City, Forest Green Rovers, Grimsby Town, Leyton Orient, Mansfield Town, Morecambe, Newport County, Northampton Town, Oldham Athletic, Plymouth Argyle, Port Vale, Salford City, Scunthorpe United, Stevenage, Swindon Town, Walsall
Scottish Premiership: Hamilton Accies, Hibernian, Motherwell, Ross County, St. Mirren
Australian A-League: Adelaide United, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC
Dutch Eredivisie: ADO Den Haag, AZ Alkmaar, Ajax, FC Emmen, Feyenoord, Fortuna Sittard, FC Groningen, Heracles, PEC Zwolle, PSV, Sparta Rotterdam, Utrecht, Vitesse, VVV-Venlo, RKC Waalwijk, Willem II
Belgium Pro League: Genk, Gent, Kortrijk, KV Mechelen, Standard Liege
French Ligue 1: Amiens SC, Angers SCO, Marseille, Nantes, Lille
French Ligue 2: Lorient, Troyes
Italian Serie A: Fiorentina, Roma, Atalanta
League of Ireland Premier Division: Cork City, Derry City, Dundalk, Finn Harps, Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, Waterford
Spanish La Liga: Celta Vigo
Turkish Super Lig: Istanbul Basaksehir
Swedish Allsvenskan: Djurgarden
Swiss Super League: FC Sion
Danish Superliga: Midtjylland
MLS: Orlando City, DC United
Austrian Bundesliga: RB Salzburg
Greek Super League: PAOK
Russian Premier League: Lokomotiv Moscow
South African Premier Soccer League: Orlando Pirates
🚨 SAY HELLO TO YOUR CONTENDERS!
Here is the full list of 128 teams competing in the #UltimateQuaranTeam Cup!
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The draw will take place on *Wednesday* now – more info to follow.
Who's do you make as the favourite then? 🤔
— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) March 16, 2020
QuaranTeam results so far
AFC Wimbledon 0-2 West Ham
Bristol Rovers 1-3 Southend
Derry City 1-2 QPR
Djurgarden 0-3 PSV
Fiorentina 4-1 Nottingham Forest
Fortuna Sittard 1-0 Newport
Leyton Orient 3-6 Lokomotiv Moscow
Manchester City 3-0 Kortrijk
Mansfield 6-1 Gent
Newcastle 3-0 Gillingham
Orlando City 0-5 Feyenoord
Orlando Pirates 2-3 FC Sion
Oxford Utd 0-4 Lille
PAOK 1-2 FC Midtjylland
Preston 2-1 Doncaster
RB Salzburg 4-0 Derby
Scunthorpe 2-1 Charlton
Sheffield Utd 3-0 Carlisle
Sheffield Weds 2-1 Cambridge
Standard Liege 4-1 Bolton
Stevenage 3-1 Blackpool
Vitesse 2-0 Atalanta
Waterford 0-10 Angers
FC Emmen 10-0 Port Vale
Burton 0-2 Sligo Rovers
Cheltenham 3-0 Salford
Morecambe 2-3 Hamilton
Who are the QuaranTeam tournament favourites?
Bookmakers William Hill rate the main contenders’ chances of winning the tournament outright as follows:
- Sheffield Wednesday (5/1)
- Angers (6/1)
- Man City (8/1)
- Roma (8/1)
- Lokomotiv Moscow (12/1)
- Ajax (12/1)
Odds correct at time of writing (13:43, 23/03/20)
QuaranTean tournament betting tips
Click here to see the latest tips on the tournament.
How to live stream QuaranTeam FIFA tournament
Bet365* are streaming some of the QuaranTeam matches live for account holders. Those without a Bet365 account already who are interested in streaming the QuaranTeam tournament live can take advantage of this service by following the simple steps below.
- Click on this link.
- ‘Join now’ and enter details.
- Log in and fund the new account.
- Pick the desired event from among the ‘live now’ or ‘schedule’ sections in Bet365’s ‘live streaming’ category.
*Geo restrictions apply, 18+ only, must have a funded account, BeGambleAware.