How to Play

Rules of Handball
One of the fastest sports in the world, handball is a 60-minute, 7-a-side, sport where each team has to score goals to win. Imagine football, but played with hands instead!
While the concept of handball and football is similar (score more goals to win), there are some key differences between the two sports.
  • Outfield players can touch the ball with any part of their body above the knee. If the ball touches the foot of any player (other than the goalkeeper), possession is awarded to the opposition
  • If a player has possession, they can dribble or take three steps for up to three seconds without dribbling
  • If a player stands still without passing the ball for more than 3 seconds, possession is awarded to the opposition
  • Only the goalkeeper is allowed to come into contact with the floor of the goal area
  • Goalkeepers are allowed out of the goal area but must not retain possession if they are outside the goal area
  • Other than a yellow card and red card, a player can also be suspended in handball and has to sit out of the game for 2 minutes
  • There are unlimited rotating substitutes in handball, but only 7 players per team can be on the field at any given point
Creating your team  
Every Handball team you create on Dream11 has to have 7 players, of which a maximum of 5 players can be from any one team playing the real-life match.
Player Combinations
Your Dream11 can have different combinations of players, but has to be within the 100 credit cap and must qualify the following team selection criteria:
Player Type Min Max
Goalkeeper 1 1
Defender 2 4
Forward 2 4

Captain and Vice-Captain Points

Once you have selected your 7 players, you will have to assign a captain and vice-captain for your team.
The captain will give you 2x points scored by them in the actual match.
The vice-captain will give you 1.5x points scored by them in the actual match.
The Captained By (% C By) and Vice-Captained By (% VC By) stats help you understand how other players have chosen their teams.
Choose a popular pick as captain, or find a differential to score big against your competition.
For a detailed point system, check below:
Fantasy Points System  
Saves Goalkeeper Only
Penalty Saved Goalkeeper Only
Other Points  
Cards and Other Penalties  
Yellow Card
Red Card/Blue Card
Penalty Missed
Other Important Points  
  • Any event during penalty shootouts will not be considered for awarding points.
  • A player who has been transferred from one team to the other might still be available for selection for his older team until the next scheduled team update on Dream11. However, no points will be attributed to the player in such a situation.
  • Once a match has been marked as completed and winners have been declared, no further adjustments will be made to the points awarded. Points awarded for a LIVE game will be subject to change only when the match status is “In Progress” or “In Review”.
  • Any event during extra time will be considered for awarding points
  • If a player gets 2 ejections, he/she will get a total of -4 points (-2 points for each ejection).
  • A player gets a red card after 3 ejections. In this case, he/she will get a total of -7 points (-3 points for the red card and -4 points for 2 ejections).