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Leaked FIFA 20 file hints at new Gabriel Batistuta FUT icon card

by Connor Bennett
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FIFA 20 Ultimate Team players might soon have the chance to grab legendary Argentine strike Gabriel Batistuta – better known as Batigol – as an icon card after he appeared in a leaked tifo. 

The Icon cards in FIFA Ultimate Team pay homage to some of the greatest players to ever lace up a pair of boots. FIFA 20 already has Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo, and Roberto Carlos, but since the game launched back in September, others have been added. 

Legendary Argentine midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme was introduced alongside the all-new CONMEBOL content on March 3, with a leaked file for the in-game tifos revealing that he could be joined by a former teammate of his in the form of Batigol.

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Riquleme joined the roster of FIFA 20 icon cards alongside the new CONMEBOL content.

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The striker’s apparent celebration tifo was uncovered by FIFA AllStars on Twitter, claiming that the stadium cosmetic was in the game’s files. 

Like a few other player tifos, it shows Batistuta pulling off one of his celebration for Fiorentina – though there aren’t any sponsors or logos on the kit, just that it is a similar purple color to the iconic Italian club.

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With the uncovering of this file, FIFA fans have quickly speculated about the possibility of the legendary striker being added as an Icon card in FUT – though there is no way to tell either way just yet. 

Player-specific tifos can usually be found in Career Mode matches, with Crystal Palace having a similar one for Ian Wright during a select number of their home matches.

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It is pretty plausible to suggest that Batigol would be added as an icon seeing as EA has already added Riqulemen as a part of their CONMEBOL content. The Argentine forward would present another option for players looking to build some pretty high-powered teams.

It would also give fans the chance to pair him with compatriot Lionel Messi, which would be a pretty deadly partnership.