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Diego Forlan drops cheekiest FIFA 21 ICON teaser yet

Published: 1/Aug/2020 2:41 Updated: 1/Aug/2020 3:50

by David Purcell

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EA SPORTS have only revealed one ICON for FIFA 21 so far and that’s Eric Cantona, although another former Manchester United striker has sparked speculations about his inclusion – Diego Forlan.

Forlan was an absolute powerhouse of a player, recording 221 goals and lifting multiple trophies during his career. In 2018, though, he decided to hang up those famous boots of his.

One of the Uruguayan’s finest moments came at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, popping in free kicks and long shots during the tournament. He scored five goals in total, scooping the prestigious Golden Ball for his country.

Now, 10 years on, some players have been left wondering if he’ll soon feature in the FIFA games again. This time, with a legend card.

FIFA 21 ICONs concept
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Players have been sharing all sorts of FIFA 21 ICON concepts on social media.

Diego Forlan to be added to FIFA 21 ICONs?

Concept designs of all different varieties are shared online, and many members of the community have their own wish lists.

After sharing one of our own graphics on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK, Forlan sparked new speculation that he too would be joining Cantona in the newest series of ICON cards.

Responding to a mock-up design, he simply posted a smirk emoji – seen below.

Like a bolt out the blue, the former player has been linked by hundreds of Twitter users since. The information is scarce on the next ICONs to be revealed. With not much to go off, this is just enough to fuel rumors of his inclusion.

Many fans based in Latin America have been crossing their fingers for more officially licensed leagues from the continent to appear in EA SPORTS’ games. After all, that mega CONMEBOL update in FIFA 20, as well as Tigres getting their own stadium in the next title, shows the developers are keen to connect with fans from across the world.

Will Forlan be the next surprise for LATAM fans? Only time will tell, but this might be the cheekiest teaser we’ve seen so far.

Fingers crossed, we’ll have official confirmation about the upcoming ICON list soon. Until then, have a sniff around Twitter for teasers like everybody else.

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Borussia Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna has stacked FIFA 21 Ultimate Team revealed

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:14

by Luke Edwards

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USMNT and Borussia Dortmund star Giovanni Reyna is one of the brightest prospects in world football, but he still finds time to kick back and play some FIFA 21. His Ultimate Team is stacked, too, featuring Van Dijk, Beckham, Mbappe, and more.

Given he has the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, while also representing one of the world’s biggest club sides, it understandable Giovanni Reyna would want to take some well-earned downtime to play some FIFA.

Younger players tend to be big on their FIFA, as we’ve already seen some legendary squads built by the likes of Mason Mount and Phil Foden, but Reyna’s is much more modest — at least by pro player standards.

But it’s still absolutely stacked, featuring one ICON, four special cards, plus his own 99-rated pro player card, as well as some other world-class talent that will fill opponents with dread.

Borussia Dortmund players in FIFA 21
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Dortmund have a powerful squad in FIFA 21.

Giovanni Reyna’s Ultimate Team revealed

Posting on the FIFA subreddit, u/FastPolarBear revealed Reyna’s full team after playing against him in Weekend League.

It’s very attacking, as he picked a 4-3-3(4) formation with a rock-solid defensive core of Virgil van Dijk and Carles Puyol, with Alisson Becker in goal. His midfield is well-balanced, too, with Fede Valverde doing the dirty work and David Silva supplying a four-pronged attack of David Beckham, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, and Reyna himself.

Here’s Giovanni Reyna’s full Ultimate Team:

  • GK: Alisson Becker (90)
  • RB: Nelson Semedo (83)
  • CB: Virgil van Dijk (90)
  • CB: Carles Puyol (92)
  • LB: Jordi Alba (86)
  • CM: Federico Valverde (83)
  • CM: David Silva (89)
  • CAM: Karim Benzema (92)
  • RW: David Beckham (86)
  • ST: Kylian Mbappe (90)
  • LW: Giovanni Reyna (99)

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It’s clear Reyna isn’t so much concerned about chemistry as about cramming as many quality players as possible into his team. While there’s a lot of pressure on his limited number of defenders to do the dirty work, it still looks like a fun team to muck about with.

Despite the onfield quality, the most eye-catching part of Reyna’s team has to be the name in the top left. It’s not often you see players showing a sense of humor, but we’re all for it.

Reyna’s opponent revealed his pro card scored a last-minute winner in extra time in their FUT Weekend clash, which just shows the value of having access to the best cards in the game.