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FIFA 21 Ultimate Team reveal countdown: New ICONs, trailer & more

Published: 9/Aug/2020 16:06 Updated: 10/Aug/2020 11:18

by Connor Bennett

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EA SPORTS are finally set to reveal more details about FIFA 21 Ultimate Team mode, Including some new Icons. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s going down. 

Each year, prior to the new FIFA game being released, it is Ultimate Team that builds the most hype. Fans are always eager to see if EA have got any new features up their sleeve and what new cards they’ll be able to buy.

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It’s the same story with FIFA 21. The devs have already revealed two new ICONs in the form of Eric Cantona and Petr Cech, as well as a new co-op mode for FUT, but they’ve got more to come. 

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming reveal.

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EA has promised a hefty overhaul of attacking and defending systems in FIFA 21.
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Many elements of gameplay will be shaken up in FIFA 21.

How to watch FIFA 21 Ultimate Team trailer

EA are going to reveal more news about FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team mode on Monday, August 10 at 4 pm BST/5 pm CEST/11 am EDT/8 am PDT.

The FIFA devs have held interactive streams on Twitch in years gone by, but this year things are going down on YouTube. There’s already a countdown up for the trailer so if you really want to sit and wait for the clock to hit 4 pm, you can. 

Just like the first gameplay trailer that we got to see on August 4, we’re sure to see players going on mazy runs before firing home past completely beaten goalkeepers.

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Confirmed FIFA 21 ICONs – Cantona, Cech, and Xavi

Speaking of goalkeepers, we should also see more from ICONs joining Chelsea legend Petr Cech. EA SPORTS confirmed that FIFA 21 will have 100 different legends with their own cards, and a further nine are still unknown.

There have been plenty of rumors of who might be joining the party, and all things point to a few modern-day legends getting cards. Xavi was confirmed as the third new legend on August 8. The World Cup winner becomes the latest Barcelona player to be given an ICON card alongside the likes of former teammates Ronaldinho and Carles Puyol.  

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Petr Cech was the second confirmed new ICON for FIFA 21.

Rumored ICONs could be revealed

The list of ICONs for FIFA 21 is 100 names long, and the list of rumored stars that could feature might be even longer.

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Samuel Eto’o and Maicon are among them, having both been rumored as new ICON additions. Eto’o is best known for his time at Barcelona, but these greats of the game both played for Inter Milan back in the day, with the latter enjoying a run as the best fullback in the world at one point. 

Each of them have already featured in a FIFA 21 trailer, of course. Inter Milan’s exclusive club partner video gave significant segments to both of them, seen below. Now might be the time for their reveal.

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FIFA 21 Ultimate Team new ICON clues leaked

On top of the rumors mentioned earlier, there’s also talk among the community about the nationality of three other ICONs.

The entire list of 100 are likely to be confirmed during the FUT 21 reveal stream, although one leaker by the name of DiscoveryFUT (on Instagram) appears to have the inside scoop.

They claim the next few to be announced will consist of one Englishman and the other two will be German. Identities, though, have not been mentioned just yet.

FUT Champs changes leaked for FIFA 21

As for everything else, prior FIFA 21 leaks suggested that big changes are in store for both FUT Champs and Division Rivals – with the former expanding it’s Top 100 rankings to a Top 200.

In the case of Division Rivals, leaks have claimed that players will have 40 games to build up their weekly ranking. After those 40 games are up, players will be able to play more but won’t boost their rank any further or earn better rewards.

We’ll just have to wait and see if those leaks are confirmed by EA during the FUT 21 reveal. In the meantime, you can keep up to date with all the latest updates and breaking news via our UltimateTeamUK Twitter.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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.