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Crazy FIFA 20 bug turns Loris Karius into a pitch invader

Published: 22/Mar/2020 23:39

by David Purcell

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A hilarious FIFA 20 bug that causes Loris Karius to invade matches he shouldn’t be playing in has been discovered in Career Mode. 

The latest installment of the FIFA series had a rough start where Career was concerned, having been glitched since the days of Early Access with an issue that saw AI teams field much weaker starting XIs than they had available. This turned many away from the offline mode for some time, until a fix was eventually rolled out.

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Now, another bug has been found and it’s much stranger than anything we have seen before. In fact, it’s actually very comical.

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Jurgen Klopp’s team loaned Karius out to Besiktas in 2018 and the keeper hasn’t yet returned to Anfield.

German goalkeeper Loris Karius, who is still contracted to last year’s Champions League winners Liverpool, has been playing a really interesting part in some matches on one player’s Career Mode.

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The glitch was discovered by Reddit user DiscoMable. They were stunned to see the man who is usually standing standing between the sticks randomly appear as things kicked off during a match between Brazil and Argentina.

Obviously, these are two countries for which the 26-year-old goalkeeper is illegible to play, but he could be seen just strolling around the park as two of South America’s heavyweights clashed. Standing near the center circle, it’s fair to say Karius had the best seat in the house.

Interesting bug today where Karius remains present on the pitch during my Argentina/Brazil match from FIFA

One Reddit user also poked fun at Karius, too: “Damn that concussion really did him dirty, that’s sad.”

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This is, of course, a sarcastic comment related to his infamous blunders in the Champions League final of 2018, where it was claimed that he had suffered concussion on the field of play in the aftermath of Liverpool’s crushing 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev, Ukraine – as reported by The Telegraph.

This isn’t even the funniest shot of the glitch, though, as the user posted some additional images. One screenshot saw fellow teammate Roberto Firmino run to the half-way line to celebrate with Karius, who watched on totally emotionless.

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Firmino ran over to Karius to celebrate during the match.

It’s unclear as to how common this bug is, or whether it affects more than just the goalkeeper shown in these images.

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Some in-game issues might cause serious problems for players, particularly in Ultimate Team’s competitive scene, although for things like this you can’t help but laugh. Will you be seeing a random pitch invader next time you play Career Mode? Perhaps.

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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.