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FIFA 21 leak reveals long awaited change to ‘Advantage’ system

Published: 1/Aug/2020 17:27

by Connor Bennett


Referees look set for a pretty big change in FIFA 21 after new leaks hinted at tweaks coming to the way advantages work following a foul. 

Anyone who has ever sat down for a game of FIFA will, at one point, felt aggrieved by a referee. Be it because they mistakenly gave a penalty or didn’t blow up for an obvious free-kick, the virtual refs have caused a few dozen controllers to be smashed over the years. 

Each year, players put forward their ideas for changes to EA and while the devs do make tweaks, the referees still cause plenty of anger.

However, it appears that in FIFA 21, players will get more control over the situations where referees play advantage when you’d rather see them just flat out give the foul.

Erling Haaland in FIFA 21
Hype has been building for FIFA 21 as EA teases some new features.

As apparent gameplay from the new title has appeared online, some eagle-eyed fans have been combing the videos to try and see some new features.

During one of the games between Manchester City and Liverpool, players noted that after a foul was made the symbol for an advantage being played appeared in the top right-hand corner. Below it, though, was a prompt for the L2 and R2 triggers. 

This, it appears, is a change that would allow players to forego the advantage and take the foul. A huge game changer? Maybe not, but it certainly would be vindication for those fans who have demanded something similar be added in the past. 

Obviously, nothing is confirmed just yet as EA have stated that they will have a bigger FIFA 21 reveal in August for the different modes.

Leaks from the gameplay footage have noted apparent changes to FUT Champs – Top 100 expanding to the Top 200 – as well as Division Rivals tweaks. But, we’ll just have to wait and see what EA announces as things could change.


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

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:14

by Luke Edwards


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
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)

giovanni reyna fut xi

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.