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Every new FIFA 21 team, stadium, and league confirmed so far

Published: 27/Jul/2020 13:35 Updated: 24/Sep/2020 10:14

by David Purcell

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EA SPORTS are adding plenty of new teams, stadiums, and leagues to FIFA 21, so we’ve put together a list confirmed by the developers ahead of the game’s release on October 6.

The game’s developers have already announced a huge extension to their exclusive agreement with La Liga, but also the loss of rights for some divisions will certainly provide a shakeup.

Because of this, a change to the leagues and stadiums found in FIFA 21 isn’t too surprising, with AS Roma’s official badges and kits no longer appearing in the game, joining Juventus and River Plate from FIFA 20.

Here, we run through each of the new ones that are confirmed to be included in the title. You should be able to see how they look in Kick-Off, Ultimate Team, Career Mode, and more in the near future.

FIFA 21 new stadiums: Official licenses

Union Berlin's stadium in FIFA 21.
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Union Berlin’s Stadion An der Alten Försterei makes its debut in FIFA 21.

FIFA’s Bundesliga partnership continues in the latest edition of the game, with Union Berlin and SC Paderborn getting their home grounds scanned into the game, while Granada and Mallorca from Spain also have their stadiums included for the first time. MLS fans will also be glad to hear Providence Park — home of the Portland Timbers — has been added, meaning one of the U.S’s most iconic football grounds will be playable next year.

There’s some good and bad news for Leeds United fans though. While their promotion to the Premier League does mean they will have Elland Road in the series for the first time, the ongoing global situation meant that EA Sports couldn’t get out to scan their ground, meaning it will be added to FIFA 21 at a later date. You can view all of the new stadiums below.

  • Stadion An der Alten Försterei – 1. FC Union Berlin (Germany)
  • Benteler-Arena – SC Paderborn 07 (Germany)
  • Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes – Granada CF (Spain)
  • Visit Mallorca Estadi – RCD Mallorca (Spain)
  • Providence Park – Portland Timbers (United States of America)

New leagues in FIFA 21: Official licenses

CONMEBOL in FIFA 20
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FIFA 21 players will be expecting more official licenses for the South American leagues.

It’s bad news for those hoping for new leagues and competitions in FIFA 21, as EA Sports have not added any in FIFA 21 that we haven’t seen before. The Saudi Arabian and Turkish leagues remain after reports that the developers had lost the rights, while all the big European competitions remain like the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, and La Liga, along with EA’s exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.

After arriving late in FIFA 20, the Brazillian Serie A, Argentine Premiera Division, CONMEBOL Libertadores, and CONMEBOL Sudamericana all return, although many teams will have generic players rather than their actual lineup.

Most popular picks

From a poll we conducted on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK, over 85 percent of people said they favored the Brazilian league over other rumored picks, so plenty will be glad to see Serie A return.

New teams in FIFA 21

Each year, as teams gain success and are promoted in their domestic leagues, some of them make it to the promised land of FIFA. In FIFA 21, Barrow AFC fans will be able to use their team in career mode as they look to stave off relegation from League 2.

Below are all the new European teams in FIFA 21. As more nations are unveiled, we’ll keep this list updated:

  • Barrow AFC [England League 2]
  • Harrogate Town [England League 2]
  • Shelbourne FC [League of Ireland]
  • Dundee United [Scottish Premiership]
  • Pau FC [France Ligue 2]
  • USL Dunkerque [France Ligue 2]
  • Castellon [Spanish Segunda]
  • Cartagena [Spanish Segunda]
  • UD Logrones [Spanish Segunda]
  • Sabadell [Spanish Segunda]
  • Farense [Portugese Primeira Liga]
  • Nacional [Portugese Primeira Liga]
  • Vejle BK [Danish Superliga]
  • Start [Norwegian Eliteserien]
  • Aalesund [Norwegian Eliteserien]
  • Sandefjord [Norwegian Eliteserien]
  • Lausanne-Sport [Swiss Super League]
  • Vaduz [Swiss Super League]
  • VFB Lubeck [3. Liga]
  • SC Verl [3. Liga]
  • FC Saarbrucken [3. Liga]
  • Turkgucu Munchen [3. Liga]
  • SV Ried [Austrian First Division]
  • Beerschot [Belgian Pro League]
  • Leuven [Belgian Pro League]
  • Waasland-Beveren [Belgian Pro League]
  • UTA Arad [Romanian Liga]
  • FC Arges [Romanian Liga]
  • Varbergs BOIS [Swedish Allsvenskan]
  • Mjallby AIF [Swedish Allsvenskan]
  • Hatayspor [Turkish Super Lig]
  • Fatih Karagumruk [Turkish Super Lig]
  • BB Erzurumspor [Turkish Super Lig]
  • Gornik Leczna [Polish Ekstraklasa]
  • Resovia Rzeszow [Polish Ekstraklasa]
  • Widzew Lodz [Polish Ekstraklasa]
  • Yokohama FC [Japanese J-League]
  • Kashiwa Reysol [Japanese J-League]

Teams & Leagues lost in FIFA 21

However, it’s not all good news for FIFA fans as some teams and leagues have gone missing. Juventus will be using the Piemonte Calcio name again and AS Roma will be known as Roma FC.

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When is Cavani coming to FIFA 21 Ultimate Team? Man Utd striker missing

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:39

by Albert Petrosyan

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FIFA 21 fans are perplexed by the fact that Manchester United’s newest forward, Edinson Cavani, is still missing from Ultimate Team. Here’s everything we know so far about when El Matador could be added to FUT.

If you scroll over to the available selection of Manchester United players in Ultimate Team, you’ll notice that a certain long-haired Uruguayan fella is nowhere to be found.

Despite having plenty of high-rated and special cards over the past 10 years of FUT, Edinson Cavani was omitted from FIFA’s hallmark mode this year, something which has a lot of players confused.

After his two-goal, one-assist performance for the Red Devils against Southhampton on November 28, many naturally assumed he’d be getting an In-Form in TOTW 10, only to realize he’s not even in Ultimate Team at all, and no one has any idea when he’ll be added back in.

Why isn’t Cavani in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team?

Cavani FIFA 20 Ultimate Team FUTMAS
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Cavani’s last card in FIFA Ultimate Team was his FUTMAS item in FIFA 20.

While EA SPORTS have not come out and specifically stated why Cavani isn’t in FUT, it’s clearly because he wasn’t signed by United until after the game was released (remember, FIFA 21 was available as early as October 1 with all the early access promos).

That may confuse some of you who will point out the likes of Thomas Partey moving over to Arsenal on October 5 and still getting a FUT card, even a Ones to Watch. However, it’s important to point out that El Matador wasn’t on a team before getting signed by ManU – he’d parted ways with PSG and become a free agent before the game released, and players who are free agents don’t get cards in Ultimate Team.

So, the long and short of it is that the former Napoli star simply wasn’t on any team when the FIFA 21 player database was created and joined the Red Devils too late to get added in. Of course, one can argue that EA can just add him in now, which they can, but with Cavani not being a very popular card over the past few titles, it’s probably just not a priority for the developers.

Cavani in FIFA 21 career mode

What makes this whole situation even more bizarre is the fact that EA SPORTS went out of their way to add Cavani to Manchester United’s squad in career mode. Yup, you read that right – you can enjoy the prolific forward as a Red Devil in FIFA 21, but only in the offline modes.

Cavani FIFA 21 career mode
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The Manchester United version of Cavani can be found in career mode but not in FUT.

When will Cavani be added to FIFA 21 Ultimate Team?

As mentioned above, this can happen technically at any time, but the likeliest scenario is that EA will add him during the Winter Refresh period, which is when all of the winter transfers, rating upgrades, and changes to skill moves and weak foot get applied.

While we don’t know when FIFA 21’s Winter Refresh will take place yet, the past two years’ have started on the 14th and 15th of February, respectively. Traditionally, winter upgrades arrive sometime between the start and end of February.

Cavani might even get a Ones to Watch, especially since the devs, in hindsight, will already know that he features and does well for Man United so there’s potential for him to receive In-Forms and other special cards.

Cavani FUT 21 rating, in-game stats, skill-moves predictions

Cavani's FIFA 21 stats
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In-game stats for Cavani in FIFA 21 career mode.

This is a bit of a tough one to predict because Cavani’s FIFA 20 base card was 88-rated and it’s highly unlikely EA will give him that high of a rating in FUT 21. So, our best bet is to look at the player’s stats in career mode.

His rating offline is 84 overall, with High/High work rates, three-star skill moves, and four-star weak foot. Needless to say, the focus of this card’s in-game stats are shooting and physical, which are hallmarks of El Matadors’ play-style. His pace, passing, and dribbling stats, on the other hand, do leave a lot to be desired.

Our guess is that, once he is added in, the former PSG man will feature a slightly higher overall-rating, maybe 85-86, with only a very slight boost to all of the important in-game stats across the board.


There you have it – everything there is to currently know about Cavani’s absence from FIFA 21 Ultimate Team and when he could be getting added back in. As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter, @UltimateTeamUK, for regular FIFA updates, news, leaks, guides, and more.