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Would Usain Bolt’s pace make him the most overpowered FIFA 19 FUT Card ever?

Published: 19/Oct/2018 16:53 Updated: 19/Oct/2018 16:55

by Matt Porter

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Usain Bolt has always been a big fan of soccer, and now that the sprinter has retired from his athletics career, the Jamaican has hung up his running spikes in favour of a pair of football boots.

Having trained with Norwegian Strømsgodset and German giants Borussia Dortmund earlier in 2018, Bolt has been training with Austrailian A-League team Central Coast Mariners since August, and has made two appearances for the club in friendly fixtures.

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Everyone knows of Bolt’s incredible athleticism and pace, with the sprinter currently holding the world record times over 100 and 200 meters, but some have been surprised by how quickly Bolt has seemingly adapted to football.

The Jamaican made headlines on October 12, when while playing as a forward, Bolt scored two goals in a friendly against Macarthur South West United, including a lovely finish that beat the opposition goalkeeper at his near post.

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With Bolt turning heads on the pitch, interest is gathering around whether the Mariners will take a chance on the 32 year old, and sign him to a permanent contract. Joining the A-League side would see Bolt make his debut in the EA Sports FIFA series, as the Australian top flight is licensed in the game.

While fans may be eager to get their hands on a Usain Bolt FIFA Ultimate Team card, it’s unlikely that his card would be overly highly rated. With very little professional experience in the sport, EA Sports are likely to keep his technical stats very low, at least until he proves himself on the pitch in full time competition.

One thing is certain, however. Bolt’s pace stat would be amongst the highest, if not the very highest, on the game. With two World Record times and eight Olympic gold medals, Bolt is widely considered as the fastest human on the planet, and it’s hard to argue against Bolt having the elusive 99 pace stat.

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It seems extremely likely that we’ll see a Bolt FUT card this year, with EA Sports telling Fox Sports Asia: “If Usain is picked up by the Central Coast Mariners then he will automatically be included in the Winter update or the next major update, but if he isn’t listed then he might be included as a free agent.”

Bolt’s future with the Mariners is still uncertain, but it looks like fans of the sprinter will be able to sign him to their FIFA Ultimate Teams in the new year.

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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.