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Man City star Laporte teases Castro after packing him in FIFA 20

Published: 7/Jan/2020 14:22 Updated: 7/Jan/2020 15:19

by Jacob Hale

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After opening a pack in FIFA Ultimate Team, Castro was disappointed to have got Man City center-back Aymeric Laporte instead of PSG star Kylian Mbappe – and Laporte made sure to make fun of the FIFA streamer.

While most FIFA players would be happy with a UEFA Champions League Laporte, one of the best center-halves in the world both in and out of the game, Castro clearly has higher expectations.

Celebrating his big pull after seeing the French flag pop up, the hugely popular FIFA streamer clearly thought he was getting Mbappe in his pack, a card worth millions of coins that could have greatly bolstered his game whether he used the player in his team or sold it for a massive profit.

Twitter: Castro1021Castro has made a name for himself as the biggest FIFA streamer on Twitch.

In the original clip, you see Castro start celebrating as soon as he realizes he’s getting a blue card – meaning it could be pretty special – and the volume only grows when the French flag appears on-screen and his mind goes to the best-case scenario, thinking he was about to have Mbappe slotting balls home for fun.

Instead, as the “CB” lettering appears on screen and confirms that the World Cup winner will not be in his club, Castro looks gutted. His “Mbappe” screams die out, and are replaced by screams of “What the f**k,” as he asks “why it’s like that?”

In an unexpected twist, though, Laporte retweeted the clip with a bunch of laughing emoji, before telling Castro “sorry for your loss bro.”

It’s becoming more and more common to see famous sports stars engaging with the top streamers, with the two world’s colliding on a somewhat regular basis in recent years. But Laporte wasn’t done here, and Laporte was clearly interested in Castro and his work.

Not having had his fun yet, Laporte responded to another Castro tweet telling him that he “almost” packed a Team of the Year card.

It’s definitely surprising that Laporte responded to the tweet but, rather than be too excited,  Castro had a very clear message for Laporte, responding to the star on January 7 saying “Good morning to everyone except Aymeric Laporte.”

Many other footballers might have been offended at Castro’s very clear disappointment, but it’s good to see Laporte take it on the chin and accept that it’s not a knock on him, but simply a hilarious moment from Castro’s stream.

With other Premier League players such as Dele Alli and Mesut Ozil dipping their toes into the esports and streaming world in the last couple of years, maybe Aymeric Laporte could become the first Premier League-winning livestreamer to grace our screens.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 live: Ronaldo, Haaland, Lukaku, Leno

Published: 25/Nov/2020 17:59 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 18:04

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 9, is now live in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the new upgraded team. 

Last week’s TOTW, the eighth in FIFA 21, was undoubtedly the best we’ve seen yet, so it’s going to be a tough ask for Team of the Week 9 to go one better.

Forwards weren’t the only stars to shine this week either. Tottenham shot-stopper Hugo Lloris and Everton’s Lucas Digne could get in-form cards, while Monaco centerpiece Cesc Fabregas pulled the strings in a 3-2 win over PSG.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo, including when the newest Team of the Week lineup will drop in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, possible in-form card leaks, and how Dexerto’s weekly TOTW predictions matched up. 

Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.
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Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.

FIFA 21 TOTW 9 revealed

The following is the entire TOTW 9 squad, featuring Cristiano Ronaldo and more.

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Here’s the entire TOTW 9 squad for FIFA 21.

Team of the Week 9 start time

On November 25, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS will release the ninth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 9 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 9 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the new FIFA 21 team as soon as it’s live.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 9 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 9 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur
  • Anthony Lopes – Lyon
  • Conrado – Lechia Gdańsk
  • Lucas Digne – Everton
  • Marcos Senesi – Feyernoord
  • Aleksandar Dragovic – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Jules Kounde – Sevilla
  • Atiba Hutchinson – Beşiktaş
  • David Brooks – AFC Bournemouth
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan – AS Roma
  • Yannick Carrasco – Aletico Madrid
  • Diego Perotti – Fenerbahçe
  • Cesc Fabrega – AS Monaco
  • Rodrigo De Paul – Udinese
  • Yusuf Yazici – Lille
  • Zakaria Labyad – Ajax
  • Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventu
  • Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
  • Andy Delort – Montpellier 
  • Jean-Phillipe Mateta – Mainz
  • Danny Johnson – Leyton Orient

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 9. Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!