1. Choose a mode
Before every live match you can choose between two modes:
“Play Foosio” - You can play against 9 other random managers from all around the globe.
“Foosio with friends" - Invite up to 9 friends to join your live match. If they haven't created a Foosio account yet, you can share the app with them for free so they can play Foosio with you.
2. Choose a fixture
Next you choose one of the many real fixtures. We offer matches from Bundesliga, Premier League, Serie A, LaLiga, Champions League etc.
3. Pick 4 players for your Foosio team
After choosing a match you pick your four favorite players of the participating teams for your team. You are very free to pick your dream team, there are only two limitations.
For example you can choose 4 attacker, 4 players from the same team, one goalkeeper, one defender, one midfielder and one attacker. The only limitation is a 16M budget and you can only pick one goalkeeper. All players have a market value for every match of either 7M, 5M, 3M or 1M. There are calculated based on their past performance and the prediction for the next game. You can invest the 16M or choose a team that costs less - that is completely up to you!
4. Choose the entry-fee
Now you have to decide how many koins (our ingame currency) you would like to bet. Your bet will be put into the pot and will be distributed to the winners after the game as follows: the best manager takes 50% of the pot, the second best manager takes 30% of the pot and the third best manager takes 20%. If there is more than one manager the prize will be split. Foosio takes 10% service fee before reallocating the prizepool.
5. Live substitutions
This part of the game is the most important and most fun part. Even before kick-off you can substitute as many players as you want. Check the line ups e.g. 15 minutes before kick-off to see if all of your players made into the real teams. Only those players that also play in the real matches can score for your team.
But even during the live match you can make as many substitutions as you like. And yes, that means more than 3. This might make sense when one of your players was substituted in the real match or if you feel that your player won't be performing as expected on this day, because his team is down etc.
Please note that if a player is substituted in the real match, he won't automatically be substituted in your team in Foosio as well. So: if you don't sub your player and add a new, playing one to your team, you won't increase your team score. Of course the limits of the budget still apply.
The score of the player you substituted are of course still part of your team score. Additionally the new player will score for your team from the point on he is part of your team. And if you want to you can also sub the player out that you subbed in minutes before.
If one of your players is send off he can't score any more points for your team. But that does not mean you have to keep on playing with 3 players, you can sub the player that was send off out and reuse the freed budget for a new player.