Introducing Sorare: Global Cup ‘22

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8 min readNov 10, 2022


We are excited to announce the launch of Sorare: Global Cup ’22 and can’t wait for you to #OwnYourWorld.

In this new Sorare tournament, football fans unlock Sorare’s transformative fantasy sports experience during the exciting international football period.

Watch this video for a tutorial on how to get started in the Global Cup game.

Introducing the Cards

The Sorare: Global Cup ’22 tournament is played exclusively with Common cards. Common cards are free digital player cards Managers select when they sign up. You can play them in certain competitions but they cannot be sold or traded.

In the Global Cup tournament you will see three types of Common cards. The designs are different but there is no difference in utility and all can be played in the Global Cup tournament. The designs vary depending on club and National team partnerships.

Select Your Squad

Your first task in the Manager’s hot seat is to build an original squad of 8 players within a budget of 100 points. You must select two players for each position (Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder, Forward) with no more than two players from the same national team.

Each player has a predetermined points value based on their performances for their club and national teams as well as the likelihood that their national team progress to the knockout stage. The points value will be fixed until the first game starts and then they will be updated daily based on player performances and injury status.

Each Matchday, Managers select five players from their eight-player squad and compose their Sorare Global Cup lineup.

Once you’ve confirmed your initial squad, you can still return to this window to make swaps to your initial squad.

A Global Cup lineup consists of 5 total players: one Goalkeeper (GK), one defender (DF), one midfielder (MD), one forward (FW) and one additional outfielder (DF, MD or FW).

Strengthen your squad

During the Global Cup, there are three additional ‘extra drafts’. In the extra drafts, you can add four new player cards with budget of 50 points to your initial squad of 8 on the following dates:

Before the Round of 16: Nov 29 — Dec 3

Before the Quarter finals: Dec 3 — Dec 9

Before the Semi finals: Dec 9 — Dec 13

Update 30th Nov: Please note that a player’s draft points value is subject to change on a daily basis. This adds additional strategy to your extra draft. Once you confirm your extra draft it will remain confirmed regardless of any changes to the points value of players you have selected.

However, if you choose to re-draft, the updated player values will apply.

For example, Jurriën Timber’s draft value increased from 10 points to 14 points today (30th Nov). If you included him in your confirmed extra draft yesterday (29th Nov), you do not need to re-draft. However, if you choose to re-draft, Jurrien Timber’s new points value of 14 will apply. This could mean that your original extra draft choices are no longer within the 50 points budget and you will be unable to confirm your draft.

Please visit our Help Centre for our Global Cup Gameplay rules.

Managers strengthen their squad by winning National Team Common cards in the Matchday competitions. Read on to learn more about the amazing prizes available.

Matchday Calendar

We are adapting our Game Week windows as Matchdays to better follow the international football schedule. You can read more about it in our International Special blog.

Scoring System

Once you’re happy with your team and the matchday begins, your players’ real-life performances determine their Sorare scores.

Sorare’s sophisticated scoring system tracks 48 different stats to make it one of the most advanced scoring systems in fantasy sports. You can dig deep into our scoring matrix and how it works here.

In the event of a tie the winner and leaderboard rankings will be determined by totaling the points scored from each team’s top-three bench players. See here for more information.


Managers compete in two public leaderboards during the Global Cup:

  • Matchday Leaderboard features all Manager scores for that Matchday window.
  • Overall Leaderboard runs for the duration of the Global Cup tournament and features a Manager’s accumulated score across every Matchday.

Managers are guaranteed prizes in both leaderboards, but the higher you place, the better your chances are for even bigger prizes!

Tiebreak Rules

If more than one team finishes with the same points in Sorare: Global Cup 2022 Matchday or Overall Leaderboards, the winner and leaderboard rankings will be determined by totaling the points scored from each team’s top-three “bench” players (e.g. three non-starting players with the highest scores whose points didn’t count in that particular Matchday lineup).

More information on our tiebreaker rules can be found here.

Win Global Cup Prizes

Each Matchday the following prizes are up for grabs.

Overall Leaderboard 🏆

Zinedine Zidane Experience

The Managers that truly mastered their strategies and topped the Overall Leaderboard at the end of the Global Cup will each unlock a football experience of a lifetime. The Top 5 Managers will win an all expenses paid trip to Marseille and play a five-a-side football match with Zidane at the Z5 facility. Each winning Manager will also invite a guest of their choice.

VIP Ticket Experience

The Managers that finish in 6th to 10th position will win 2x VIP tickets each to a football match that best fits their schedule, geographic location and our ticket availability. We will work with each winner to ensure that we deliver a football experience of a lifetime.

Signed Jerseys

This one is for the football romantics. The Managers that finish in 11th to 100th position in the Overall Leaderboard will each win an official signed football jersey. The team jersey will be a surprise, but all prizes will be a welcome addition to any jersey aficionado’s wardrobe.

Matchday and Overall Leaderboard 🏆

Special Edition National Series cards

These special edition digital cards are exclusive to the Global Cup. Sorare will never auction or reissue these cards. The only way to collect these cards is by winning them in the Global Cup or by purchasing cards on the Manager Sales Marketplace. These cards are NFTs and you can list, sell and trade them with other Sorare Managers.

These cards are collectibles only and cannot be used in the Global Cup or any existing Sorare: Football tournaments for the foreseeable future.

National Series collectibles will not be rewarded by order of serial number (1/2022). It will be random! This means that on rewards day anyone who has won a National Series Collectible could win a number 1.

Limited Cards

For the top Managers, we are also rewarding Limited NFT cards. The Top 40,000 Managers in the Overall Leaderboard will win a Limited card each. Limited cards are our 1/1000 scarcity that can be used in the core Sorare game throughout the season to win even more prizes.


The top three scoring Managers in each Matchday leaderboard and the top 10 Managers in the Overall leaderboard will win ETH rewards. Check out the Global Cup prize pools to discover the ETH prizes up for grabs!

National Series Common cards

National Series Common cards help Managers strengthen their Global Cup squads as they progress through the tournament. No matter where you place in the leaderboard, you are guaranteed a new National Series Common card and these cards can only be won in the Global Cup tournament.

Beat Sorare Competition

The Sorare team is also going to take part in the Global Cup fun! See how you measure up against our own team of passionate football fans and earn another chance at amazing prizes. Each Matchday during the Global Cup, all Managers whose lineup beats ours will automatically be entered in a raffle to win prize packages of 1x surprise signed jersey and 1x Sorare swag bag. That’s right, official Sorare merch! Ten Managers will be selected each Matchday, and you can follow along on our team’s journey via Sorare’s official social media channels. Be on the lookout, we’ll select our Sorare Global Cup team in the coming days!

What happens to Common cards after the Global Cup?

At the end of the tournament, all Common cards that you selected and won in Sorare Global Cup will be converted to equivalent club Common cards that you can use to play Sorare throughout the year.

National Series Common cards will be replaced with their club card equivalent if there is a licence for that player. For example, a Lionel Messi Argentina Global Cup Common card will be converted into a Lionel Messi Paris Saint-Germain Common card.

If there isn’t an existing club Common card available for a player, Managers will receive a club Common card of a player with a similar position and scoring value.

You will keep the club Common cards you select and win during the Global Cup tournament.

Play with your friends in Private Leagues 🌍

But what’s the biggest prize of them all? Bragging rights! You can now create your own Private Leagues and compete against your friends in the Global Cup.

To create or join a private league, select the Private League tab in the Global Cup Lobby and follow the instructions.

When you invite a new Sorare Manager via your Private League you will become their referral and both you and your friend will be eligible for the referral program.

Private League Raffle

If you create or join a Private League with 6 or more members by November 24th, you will be entered into a raffle to win an official signed jersey from one of our football partners. 100 Managers will each win a signed jersey!

Please note that the Private League you are in must have at least 6 members on November 24th.

So what are you waiting for?

Build your Global Cup squad, create your Private League and enjoy the next 6 weeks of international football with Sorare. Look out for easter eggs along the way.

PLAY NOW and #OwnYourWorld




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