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FIFA 21 Ultimate Team to have 100 Icons: Cantona & more

Published: 26/Jul/2020 12:42 Updated: 26/Jul/2020 12:43

by Connor Bennett

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FIFA 21 will feature the largest number of Icon cards ever after EA SPORTS revealed that there will be 100 players. Who will they be, however? 

Ever since FIFA 16, Icon cards have allowed Ultimate Team fans to use some of their favorite legendary players. We’ve seen everyone from Pele to Zinedine Zidane as well as George Weah and Franz Beckenbauer.

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Every year, the new class of Icons is one of the most hotly speculated things about FUT. That will be no different in FIFA 21 after we’ve already seen the newest legend in the form of Eric Cantona.

However, the former Manchester United forward isn’t the sole new addition. In fact, the game will feature the most Icons ever. 

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Icons are some of the most sought after cards in FIFA Ultimate Team.

That’s right, EA have confirmed that FIFA 21 will have 100 Icons up for grabs. That’s not 30 or so Icons with three versions each, no, there will be 100 different Icons available in-game through packs and the market.

100 Icons is 12 more than FIFA 20, so if you take Cantona out of the equation, there are still 11 for EA to announce. Given that it’s such a big roster of legends, the FIFA developers have plenty of room to work with. 

Maybe they’ll bring somebody back from previous years like Alexi Lalas or Gary Neville? We might even see someone new like Tim Cahill or Gordon Banks. 

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EA Sports confirming 100 icons in FIFA 21.
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FIFA 21 will feature the most Icons ever in Ultimate Team.

Obviously, FIFA fans all have their own different ideas for new icons – be it someone who has starred for their favorite club or propelled their home nation to a memorable tournament.

Though, we’ll just have to wait and see what EA SPORTS decide to give us. They’ve promised more Ultimate Team news prior to the launch of FIFA 21, so, maybe we’ll see announcements there.

Be sure to let us know who you’d want to see as a new legend by tweeting us @UltimateTeamUK.

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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.