Diego Forlan drops cheekiest FIFA 21 ICON teaser yet - Dexerto

Diego Forlan drops cheekiest FIFA 21 ICON teaser yet

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

by David Purcell


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
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.


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


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.


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

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.


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.


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. 

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Season 1 Rewards
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.


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!


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.