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Vinicius Junior reveals new powerhouse FIFA 20 Ultimate Team

Published: 29/Jul/2020 22:45 Updated: 30/Jul/2020 12:18

by Bill Cooney

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Real Madrid’s young Brazilian star on the wing Vinicius Jr. has officially revealed his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting lineup, and his squad is looking much stronger since the last time we managed to sneak a peek.

Despite his relatively young age, Vinicius Jr has been a world-renowned name in football for a few years now, swapping from Flamengo to Real Madrid for a whopping $52.9 million back in 2017. Since then, the 19-year-old has found the spotlight and become a regular for Los Blancos.

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He’s heavily featured in FIFA 20 as well, as one of the game’s ambassadors that can be seen in the in-game menus and offline modes like Volta.

The last time we got a look at Vinicius’s FUT squad back in May, the superstar was rocking a pretty average lineup, but on July 29 he posted a picture of his current squad on Twitter, and it’s safe to say it’s become much more of a powerhouse than before.

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Vinicius Jr’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Starting XI

  • GK: Lev Yashin (Prime Icon) – 94
  • LB: Theo Hernandez – 93
  • LCB: Raphael Varane – 97
  • RCB: Sergio Ramos (RB) – 93
  • RB:  Dani Carvajal – 94
  • LCM: Ronaldinho (Mid Icon) – 91
  • CAM: Luka Modric – 93
  • RCM: Zinedine Zidane (Mid Icon) – 94
  • LW: Vinicius Jr. – 99
  • RW: Garrincha (Mid Icon) – 92
  • ST: Ronaldo (Mid Icon) – 94

Of course, Vinicius Jr.’s exclusive 99-rated pro player card is front and center, but this time it doesn’t seem too out of place along with all of the other stacked items he’s acquired.

Along with the new upgrades, he’s stuck with several top-tier ICONS, including Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, and Zinedine Zidane – who is also the squad’s manager, just like in real life.

Rounding things out, notable players on his bench are high-rated versions of Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, Lorenzo Insigne, Frenkie De Jong, Ferland Mendy, Aymeric Laporte, and Marco Verrati.

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Vinicius Jr.’s new squad is definitely a massive upgrade over his previous one (pictured here)

The Prime Icon 94-rated version of Lev Yashin is a vast upgrade from the 88-rated Thibaut Courtois card we saw Vinicius Jr. rocking back in May, and the backline is also looking much more solid, with none of his previous mid-grade 80s cards to be seen.

Of course, the Brazilian winger is just one of many professional footballers who play FUT and have their own custom card in the game. If you happen to come across one while playing, make sure to send it to us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK and we might just feature it!

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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.