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EA SPORTS finally add FIFA 20 Icons to Kick Off & Career Mode

Published: 11/Jun/2020 3:10 Updated: 11/Jun/2020 7:17

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS have finally added FIFA Ultimate Team Icons, including legendary stars like Pelé, Zinedine Zidane, Ruud Gullit, Ronaldo, and more, to FIFA 20 Kick-Off and Career Mode, the publishers confirmed on June 10.

FIFA Icons were first added to EA’s long-standing football title in FIFA 14. Back then, Maldini, Best, and Matthäus were among the top stars. The cards, known as Legends, were all Xbox exclusive for their first four years.

In 2018, Legends were overhauled for Icons, and the former stars arrived on PlayStation as well. The roster was trimmed significantly. While Icons may have spread to all consoles in 2018, however, they remained locked to FUT ⁠— until now.

EA confirmed via Twitter that they were adding the iconic retired legends to FIFA 20’s popular Kick-Off mode in a server-side patch on June 10. That means Icons will also be available in career mode, with a bit of fiddling.

“Through a server release, we’ve added the Soccer Aid World XI FC to Kick Off, a new team with some of the most renowned names in football history,” the publishers confirmed. “You can access it in the Rest of World category.”

The Icon squad, called the Soccer Aid World XI in Kick-Off mode, includes Pele, Ronaldinho, Maradona, Zidane, Gullit, Matthaus, Figo, Baresi, Maldini, Cannavaro, and Schmeichel in the starting lineup. Del Piero, Rush, and more make the bench.

Of course, Kick Off mode is good for a few runs, but what many non-FUT players really love to sink their teeth into is Career Mode. Here’s how you can slot the former legends into your next FIFA 20 career adventure.

How to get FUT Icons in FIFA 20 Career Mode

To get the high-rated Icons in your next career challenge, you’ll have to follow these simple steps to move them into the squad:

  1. Go to “Customise” on FIFA 20 main menu, and select “Edit Teams” from the eight selections under that option.
  2. Here, choose the “Reset All Squads” option to make sure you have the latest roster updates released by EA. Be warned, this will remove all custom-created players you have made in FIFA 20 so far.
  3. After downloading the new roster update, head to “Edit Teams” and select the “Club Transfers” option on the top right. From here, pick the “Free Agents” column, which should now contain all FUT 20 Icons. If not, search up the player you want to move.
  4. In the Free Agents club transfers screen, select the player you want to move to another club. On the right of this player’s information screen, change their “Team” to whatever club you want them to move to.
  5. Once you have done this with as many players as you want to add, return to the menu and start up a Career Mode save. Make sure you select “Use current squads,” and get underway with your new-look team!

EA also confirmed the newly-added World XI should have more than one Icon kit available to use in kick off. At the moment, just a single kit is available. The FIFA publishers said they are “actively investigating” the launch issue.

So, what are you waiting for? Get into a FIFA 20 Career Mode with the greatest stars to have ever stepped onto a football pitch! Once you’ve built a superstar Icons lineup, show us the XI on Twitter at @UltimateTeamUK.

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EA SPORTS responds to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s FIFA 21 licensing threats

Published: 26/Nov/2020 8:24

by Andrew Amos

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The developers of FIFA 21, EA SPORTS, has responded to threats by AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his agent to sue the publisher over the licensing of his “likeness.” EA claims that “it’s not their fight,” saying FIFPro should step in.

Zlatan might be sitting pretty on top of the Serie A with AC Milan, netting 10 goals in six games to help the Rossoneri remain undefeated, however, he was seeing red at EA using his “likeness” in FIFA 21.

The Swedish star, who has featured in numerous FIFA titles, challenged EA over the rights to use his image. He claimed EA did not seek his permission, and because he wasn’t a member of FIFPro, he wasn’t covered by their license.

“Who gave FIFA EA Sports permission to use my name and face? I’m not aware to be a member of FIFpro and if I am I was put there without any real knowledge through some weird maneuver. And for sure I never allowed FIFA.com or FIFPro to make money using me,” he said.

“Somebody is making profit on my name and face without any agreement all these years. Time to investigate,” he adds in a follow-up.

Ibrahimovic’s stance was backed by his agent Mino Raiola, who told British paper The Telegraph that over 300 players were considering legal action.

However, EA has responded to Zlatan’s claims, stating the fight isn’t meant to be fought with the developer, but with FIFPro themselves.

“The licensing arguments being played out in social media for effect are not an issue for EA or EA Sports. This is between FIFPro, the players within their association, and their representatives. FIFPro has told us this is their issue, and they’re handling it ⁠— we expect a statement to that effect imminently,” the developers told Forbes.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in an AC Milan kit in FIFA
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EA claims Zlatan should be fighting FIFPro, not the developers, over using his likeness in FIFA 21.

“This isn’t our fight. This isn’t about EA Sports or video games, players or fans. It’s a battle between football agents and FIFPro.”

EA also stated they had worked with Raiola to help market FIFA 21 using Erling Haaland, one of his clients. EA also said they have “enjoyed a great working relationship” with Ibrahimovic,

AC Milan signed an exclusive agreement with EA SPORTS in 2020 to allow the developers to use accurate face scans for the entire team. Other partner clubs, such as Real Madrid and Inter Milan, are also part of this agreement.

Ibrahimovic is yet to respond to EA’s statement.