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Athletic Bilbao’s Iñigo Córdoba has his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team revealed

Published: 14/Apr/2020 16:05

by Connor Bennett

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Athletic Bilbao young star Iñigo Córdoba has had his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting lineup revealed and his midfield is one of the most unique collections of cards that you may have ever seen.

As a team that is built on the foundations of youth, especially from the Basque region of Spain, every few years Athletic Bilbao has a handful of new stars on the rise – destined to take the club towards the top of La Liga. Years ago it was Iker Muniain, more recently it was Inaki Williams, and now many will point to Iñigo Córdoba.

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The 23-year-old left-winger has made 67 appearances for Athletic Club, with his form even helping him break into the Spanish youth ranks – though he hasn’t made the step up to the senior national team yet. While we won’t see the diminutive winger on the San Mames pitch anytime soon due to the ongoing global health crisis, he’s got plenty of time to play FIFA.

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Cordoba can usually be found strutting his stuff around Estadio San Mames.

As a result, Córdoba has had his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Starting XI revealed following the April 10-13 round of FUT Champs Weekend League games. Redditor PauloWanchope came across the young forward in a game as he has a 99-rated custom pro player card to prove that he is the real deal. 

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Though, unlike so many of his fellow professionals, Córdoba doesn’t have a team littered with icon cards. Instead, he’s got base cards and even FUT Champs player picks, though there is a slot for an 88-rated Michael Owen icon.

Inigo Cordoba’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team:

  • GK: Thibaut Courtois – 88
  • LB: Ferland Mendy – 80
  • RB: Kyle Walker – 86
  • CB: Raphael Varane – 85
  • CB: Eder Militao – 81
  • CM: Tiemoue Bakayoko – 88
  • CM: Fabian Delph – 81
  • CAM: Christian Eriksen – 91
  • LW: Iñigo Córdoba – 99
  • RW: Xherdan Shaqiri – 87
  • ST: Michael Owen – 88

Just played Córdoba in WL, definitely not following the meta from FIFA

The most interesting part about Córdoba’s team, however, is the fact that his midfield isn’t like anything you’ll see elsewhere. Everton’s Fabian Delph is used to provide a link to Kyle Walker and Xherdan Shaqiri, but Christian Eriksen’s Inter Milan card is pretty much all on his own.

There is plenty of room to upgrade his team, especially with the base cards in defence. Though, they do provide good chemistry so the 23-year-old might be on to something with his unusual lineup.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.

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Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2

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The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.

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Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.

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These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

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This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.

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There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!

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TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.