FIFA 20 issue might let Ultimate Team players score ghost goals - Dexerto

FIFA 20 issue might let Ultimate Team players score ghost goals

Published: 13/Apr/2020 8:32 Updated: 13/Apr/2020 10:22

by David Purcell


FIFA 20 bugs don’t get too much attention if they’re impacting Career Mode or other offline games, but this new issue in Ultimate Team appears to be awarding goals for shots that don’t hit the back of the net.

Now, we don’t have to lecture Weekend League players, or those playing Squad Battles and Division Rivals, about the importance of getting some luck from time-to-time. Last minute winners, dubious decisions, and making fine margins count is what the game mode is all about.

With that being said, having goals awarded where it looks like it shouldn’t stand is surely the worst thing that could possibly happen to you in a match. Just when the game’s detractors thought things couldn’t get much worse, well, another annoying bug looks to have reared its head.

When you see players running away in celebration after taking a shot, you would expect to see the ball in the net. Not this time.

Ghost goals are something of myth and legend in the FIFA series. Everybody has a friend who claims to have scored one, but doesn’t have the footage to back it up, raising suspicions about whether or not it actually happened. It’s been a recurring thing over the years.

Some Redditors might think one user – asapthac – has scored one, as they recorded and shared a clip online. In what was jokingly dubbed as a “Goal of the Day” submission, the player makes a successful string of passes from back to front, quickly putting their opponent in a compromising position.

As one of the forwards receives it on the right side, they come back inside and unleash an effort at goal, only to see the ball not land in the net. That didn’t stop the player, and his teammates, from celebrating though – as a goal was given.

Goal of the Day submission from FIFA

Without the privileges of a Video Assistant Referee to help the referee, the goal was awarded as if everything looked totally normal, but any player would understandably question the decision as it doesn’t exactly look clear cut the first time you see it.

Quickly skipping the replay, the poster pulled ahead 3-2 in the Division Rivals bout. On closer inspection, it does look more like a visual problem than a game-breaking bug, which is reassuring. The ball does seem to cross the line, based on the one angle we have, slowed down. With the goal given, this issue might not have wrongfully impacted this match, but it certainly shouldn’t look this.

Some members of the community have seen problems like this before. “This happened to me on Career Mode a few FIFAs ago. Angled shot and wide, but given as a goal. Ridiculous that it still exists now,” one user said, while another jokingly added: “That’s fully rancid. I’ve broken a controller for less.”

It’s unclear as to how common this glitch is in FIFA 20, although it’s clearly impacting online and competitive modes. It could cause disputes between online players, too, if a goal is to be allowed to stand that looks like it shouldn’t be.

If goals are being recorded even when the ball isn’t nestling as it should, who knows, this bug could also disallow goals that do appear to go in as well. Whether or not EA SPORTS are working on a fix for the shooting visuals remains to be seen.


FIFA 21 Team of the Week 10 live: Griezmann, Mendy, Lautaro, more

Published: 2/Dec/2020 18:00 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 18:07

by Isaac McIntyre


The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 10, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the new upgraded team so far, including the full squad and any leaks.

We’ll be honest right up front; this isn’t the best Team of the Week we’ve ever seen, but there are plenty of hidden gems in the squad nonetheless.

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Barcelona’s Antoine Greizmann, and Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman were all standout players over the weekend – with plenty of solid, if unspectacular cards, also in the running for TOTW 10.


The squad is headlined by Barcelona forward Griezmann, who had a spectacular goal in their weekend matchup against Osasuna. Lautaro Martinez, Iago Aspas, and Brighton keeper Pacheco tie for the second-highest rating of this TOTW, all featuring 86 overall ratings.

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy also gets in with his first In-Form of the year, sneaking into the conversation of potentially being a viable left-back option in the Prem.

Team of the Week 10 start time

On November 25, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS released the tenth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 10 promo began at 6pm (UK time), as per usual. That’s 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

TOTW player upgrades are now always announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the teams as soon as they’re live.

Iago Aspas could be one of the best FIFA 21 stars in the next Team of the Week.
Iago Aspas is one of the best FIFA 21 stars in the next Team of the Week.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 10 leaks

Three weeks ago, EA SPORTS accidentally revealed a number of upgraded players early, totally by accident. In TOTW 8 and 9, they were extra careful to avoid that mistake. TOTW 10, however, appears to have had the same fate befall it.

Twelve players across the starting TOTW lineup, and the sub bench, were revealed early in FIFA 21 through the Ultimate Team Weekend League player pick packs. The next Team of the Week isn’t released until Dec. 2, but the players arrived early.

Here are the dozen leaked players who have already been found:

Leaked TOTW 10 players

  • Lautaro Martinez
  • Iago Aspas
  • Fabian Peña
  • Ruben Aguilar
  • Florian Neuhaus
  • Wout Weghorst
  • Dani Pacheco
  • Raphinha
  • Toko Ekambi 
  • Benoît Costil
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Benjamin Mendy

If more leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 10 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Griezmann is one of twelve FUT stars seemingly already confirmed for TOTW 10.
Griezmann is one of twelve FUT stars that were already confirmed for TOTW 10.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 10 predictions

As always, ahead of this TOTW release, we compiled a list of all the players that could have gotten IF cards this week; let’s see how many of our predictions came true!

  • Sam Johnstone – West Bromwich Albion
  • Fernando Pacheco – Alaves
  • Angelino – RB Leipzig
  • Ruben Aguilar – AS Monaco
  • Gaetano Letizia – Benevento
  • Alessio Romangoli – AC Milan
  • Sean Morrison – Cardiff City
  • Ellyes Skhiri – FC Koln
  • Davy Klaasen – Ajax
  • Florian Nehaus – Borussia Monchengladbach
  • Teun Koopmeiners – AZ Alkmaar
  • Miguel Veloso – Hellas Verona
  • Akihiro Ienaga – Kawasaki-F
  • Raphinha – Leeds United
  • Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City
  • Philip Zinckernagel – FK Bodø/Glimt
  • Karl Toko-Ekambi – Lyon
  • Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich
  • Dominik Szoboszlai – RB Salzburg
  • Mbaye Diagne – Galatasary 
  • Antoine Griezmann – Barcelona
  • Wout Weghorst – Wolfsburg
  • Mama Samba Baldé – Dijon
Early TOTW 10 leaks were right in confirming Benjamin Mendy as one of the IF cards this week.

There you have it – everything you need to know for Team of the Week 10 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team! Any players who thinking about getting your hands on? Let us know by tweeting us @UltimateTeamUK!