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Leeds United stream FIFA 20 to decide match delayed by Coronavirus

Published: 15/Mar/2020 16:12

by Joe Craven


English football club Leeds United have let EA Sports’ FIFA 20 decide the fate of their suspended match versus Cardiff City, as European sport remains in chaos because of Coronavirus. 

While the gaming community has seen a number of events and tournaments postponed as a result of Coronavirus, some real life sporting sides are turning to FIFA to decide their fate. 

Late on March 12 – despite a UK Government announcement that sport could continue as normal for the time being – all levels of professional football in the UK were immediately suspended following the news that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had tested positive for Coronavirus

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Both the Premier League and the English Football League (EFL) were immediately suspended on March 12.

At the time of writing, it is unclear how and when the season will finish. Leeds United, however, have taken to live streaming FIFA 20 in order to play out their fixture. 

The English side, who sit top of the second-tier of English football with nine matches to play, were scheduled to travel to Cardiff City on March 15. 

While no re-arranged date has been decided, the club joked that they would let FIFA 20 decide its outcome – streaming the match via Twitter. 

“Anyone else bored?” the club’s official account tweeted. “How about we let FIFA 20 decide today’s result?” Attached was a livestream of the game taking place on FIFA, with the AI simulation deciding who would emerge victorious.

Leeds even live-tweeted the game as they do an actual match, posting highlights to Twitter for their 475,000 followers to enjoy. 

Among other highlights, a Jack Harrison free-kick stood out, curling into the top corner from the edge of the box. That made the score 1-3, which is how FIFA ultimately decided the game would finish. 

The Yorkshire side even proceeded to tweet out an official graphic of the game, as well as asking fans for their opinions on who was man of the match. 

The simulation appeared to go down well with Leeds fans, many of whom are eagerly awaiting news on how the season will conclude amid the ongoing uncertainty. 

While we won’t see the victory added to this season’s tally, it provided a lot of light relief for football enthusiasts who are waiting for their beautiful game to return. 


FIFA 21 Rulebreakers: How to complete Mukiele objectives

Published: 24/Oct/2020 13:30

by Connor Bennett


Red Bull Leipzig right-back Nordi Mukiele has got a pretty nice Rulebreakers card in FIFA 21, and you get your hands on it by completing five objectives. 

After a few loading screen teasers, the Rulebreakers promo has gone live in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and though its not as wild as some players speculated it would be, it has brought some interesting changes.

The Harry Kane card is, obviously, the pick of the bunch given his increased pace, but you’ll need some serious pack luck to get him.

However, one player you don’t need luck to get is Red Bull Leipzig right-back Nordi Mukiele. The French defender’s Rulebreakers card is available, for free, via the objectives page, and we’ll run you through it with his in-game stats and the challenges you’ve got to complete. 

Screenshot of the in-game stats for Rulebreakers Nordi Mukiele.
Rulebreakers Mukiele in-game stats.

Rulebreakers Mukiele in-game stats

Compared to his normal card, the Rulebreaker version of Mukiele has increased speed, passing, dribbling, and physical. However, his defending stats have been reduced ever so slightly.

If you’re looking for a different option to say, Kevin Mbabu, the Leipzig full-back is a stellar choice, and it makes all the much better this new card is free thanks to the objectives. 

All you have to do, to get your hands on him, is complete the objectives that are listed below. You’ll also receive some packs and XP bonuses too for each objective that you tick off. 

Rulebreakers Mukiele objectives

  • Crossing Charms: Assist 4 goals with Crosses using Bundesliga players in the Live FUT Friendly: Rulebreakers Classic
  • Defensive Delivery: Assist 5 goals with French Defenders in the Live FUT Friendly: Rulebreakers Classic
  • French Finishing: Score in 6 separate matches using French players in the Live FUT Friendly: Rulebreakers Classic
  • Goal Glut: Score 12 goals using Bundesliga players in the Live FUT Friendly: Rulebreakers Classic
  • Bundesliga Base: Win 6 matches in the Live FUT Friendly: Rulebreakers Classic
in-game screenshot of the list of objectives for Nordi Mukiele
Screenshot via EA Sports
The list of objectives needed to get the Rulebreaker Mukiele card.

As you can see, all of these challenges have to be completed inside of the Live FUT Friendly: Rulebreakers Classic. To get into said friendly, you have to go through the play menu inside FIFA Ultimate Team and scroll all the way to Friendlies. 

In there, you go to Play Online, and you’ll then have the option to select the Rulebreakers Classic friendly – provided your team has at least five Bundesliga players and one French player. If you meet the requirements, you’ve got until November 3rd to get the card.