fifa15guide : Messi, Neymar Shines In Barca 3-0 Win Over Munich In UCL Semi

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Lionel Messi was at his best during Barcelona’s 3-0 trashing of Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions league semi-final fixtures on Wednesday.

While the score is not surprising, Barcelona made a statement that they are the best team in Europe this season and they are showing no signs of slowing down.

Messi almost single handed broke Munich’s heart with a clinical finish in the 77 minutes from his left foot. The Argentine striker beat Manuel Neuer again three minutes later.

No one saw Barcelona winning by a three-goal margin but Neymar put the final nail in the coffin in the final two minutes of the game with an assist from Messi who attacked a loose ball like a wild cat going after a lone mouse.

Credits to Pep Guardiola’s weaken side for holding off the South American trio for majority of the game. In the end Lionel Messi was just too good for the Germans.

“Messi is just superb,” ex-Barcelona striker, Thierry Henry, said. “He wanted to win that game and he did it again. You just give him the ball around the box and the rest is history. Maybe Bayern Munich didn’t approach the game in the right way in the first half, but in the second half there wasn’t much between the two teams. Then Lionel Messi decided to win that game.”

“I have seen him doing stuff in training and it is just amazing,” Henry added. “When he gets upset, he runs around the whole team. There is nothing you can do.”

“We tried to control the ball, but we knew they’d want it too. Our effectiveness in the last few minutes is what decided the game,” Iniesta said during a post game news conference.

“Leo Messi does things that nobody else does. We are lucky to be able to enjoy having him … I take my hat off to him once again. He makes us happy”.

“We know what football is like. This is a semi-final against Bayern. Nothing has been decided yet because there are still 90 minutes to go and we’ll have to get things very right in Munich if we want to play the final”.

“We shouldn’t start thinking that nobody can beat us. We have to keep doing this, because if we stop, there are other very good teams and when you least expect it they can beat you”.

fifa15guide : Upgrades Are On the Way For Arsenal

Arsenal is looking to strengthen their squad in the upcoming summer transfer window and their has been a lot of big name players that are heavily linked to the Gunners.

Among those quality potential signings are Iker Casillas, Isco and 11-year-old Charlie Patino. Arsenal being so close to the Premier League title is looking to bring support for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil for next season.

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There has been rumors linking Real Madrid’s senior goalkeeper, Iker Casillas to the Gunners. Reports are surfing about Casillas wanting a change of scenery and North London might be his final destination.

Arsenal needs an experience goalkeeper and Casillas would be a perfect fit.

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Isco may follow in the footsteps of former Real Madrid midfielder, Mesut Ozil. Arsenal fans are eager to have Isco at their club now that news is circulating that Real Madrid will sell the Spanish midfielder.

It is understood that Isco is ready to leave Madrid and is going for £32.9million.

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Luton’s wonder-boy Charlie Patino has been getting a lot of attention from some big name clubs in England, and Arsenal is one of the clubs vying to sign the 11-year-old star. Charlie’s future is being decided by his parents, Julio and Katy. Charlie is a promising midfielder who is at perfect age for development.

‘We just want what’s best for Charlie, to give him the best chance of being a professional footballer if that is what he wants to do,’ said dad Julio on Wednesday.

Manchester United are also keen on signing the young player, who would cost £10,000.

fifa15guide : PSG Is Not Willing To Let Edinson Cavani Go

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is clinging on to there precious Uruguay forward, Edinson Cavani. The president of PSG, Nasser Al Khelaifi has insisted that he is not interested in the €50 million offer Manchester United bade for the attacker.

Cavani has been spectacular for his club, the Uruguay international has netted 20 goals in 45 appearances for PSG. Even though Manchester United is showing great interest in Cavani, selling the 28 year old forward is off the table for the Ligue 1 champs.

Al Khelaifi told Le Parisien: “I have not held talks with Cavani over his future. He is a young player and is the future of PSG,”

“A €50m offer from Manchester United? I would not even look at such a bid.”

“Edinson needs a bit more confidence, but his last game against Lille – in which he scored twice – was further proof of his talent.”

fifa15guide : Qatar Unveiled The 5th Stadium For The 2022 World Cup

After an electrifying 2014 World Cup, the focus on developing the 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar is in full progress. The Al Rayyan stadium is the fifth proposed stadium for world football’s showpiece event which will be held in seven years.

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The Al Rayyan Stadium seats a capacity of 40,000 people which will be perfect for all stages of the tournament(group stage, Round of 16 and quarter final matches). The stadium will be on the former site of Al Rayyan Sports Club’s stadium, which was recently destroyed.

At the design launch, the Secretary General, Hassan Al Thawadi, stated that: “Unveiling the design of Al Rayyan stadium is another important step forward in our preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. We will continue to work tirelessly as our vision for the tournament takes shape on the ground.”

“As one of the most successful and widely-supported clubs in Qatar, Al Rayyan has always played an important part in our hosting plans. We are very confident that this impressively designed stadium and precinct will become a landmark for the Al Rayyan area and benefit the entire community.”

The stadium will have many facilities and features which will be used by the locals, such as a mosque, members club, athletics track, cricket pitch, tennis courts, hockey pitch, football training pitches, aquatics centre, skate park and cycling track.

A former Al Rayyan player, Ronald de Boer, added: “It looks very impressive, and I would like to be a player again in this new stadium. It will be a beautiful area in Qatar, also with the developments planned around the stadium. I believe the new stadium will also help to bring more fans to the matches. I remember playing in the old stadium with my brother and Sonny Anderson, playing against the likes of Guardiola and Batistuta. They are great memories, and now the new design looks amazing.”

The fans of one of Qatar’s most beloved clubs are eager for the completion of their new home. And so are the players, as ‘Lions’ attacking midfielder Rodrigo Tabata confirmed after seeing the new design: “The fans of Al Rayyan deserve this new stadium. I hope I stay in the club long enough to play in this new stadium. For me it would be an amazing experience.”

fifa15guide : Cristiano Ronaldo To Transfer To MLS In 2018 After Real’s Contract Ends

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One of the greatest football players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo, could be playing his retirement football in the United States if these rumors are true.

Multiple sources are reported that the Portuguese captain is planning to transfer to MLS in 2018 after his current Real Madrid contract runs out. He will likely be transfer as a free agent.

Sources say Ronaldo’s main interest lies in three of the top cities with major clubs in MLS, Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.

As of the time of this publication, Ronaldo has not hold any talks with any potential MLS team. But clearly, there will be a bidding war for the Real Madrid superstar.

What would Ronaldo bring to MLS?

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently age 30 and will be 33 at the time of his MLS transition which means he is close to retiring from professional football.

The sport is currently growing in the United States and Ronaldo could bring along with him his massive global fan based. In case you doubt how many fans this guys has think 102 million followers on Facebook, 16 million on Instagram and 35 million on Twitter.

fifa15guide : Toure Is Showing Signs Of Unhappiness At Manchester City

Manchester City’s midfielder Yaya Toure has been planing his next move as he is not sure he will remain at Man City after this season comes to an end.

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Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, has revealed that he will hold talks with other clubs regarding the player’s future after the season.

Toure’s current contract ends in the summer of 2017, and it’s believed that the Côte d’Ivoire international has become increasingly unhappy at Manchester.

“We have had different offers for Yaya but we must speak to Manchester City,” Seluk said.

“People think he will stay because of money but we don’t care about money. If Man City don’t want him – no problem.”

“I want someone to say that they want Yaya to stay at Manchester City. Yaya is a legend at the club. All the supporters like him, he’s helped them make history.”

At the start of the season, City seemed to be showing great promise in the Premier League and the Champions League, but now the team has fallen behind having lost four of their last seven in the Premier League. In addition to losing in Premier League, the former Premier League title holders faced a disgracing loss to Barcelona in their Champions League fixture.

With the teams lackluster performance, Toure might be considering to make a move more now than ever.

fifa15guide : Thierry Henry: Ronaldo Is The Real Hero In Madrid’s Victory

Sports pundit, Thierry Henry, is lashing out on Real Madrid’s striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez.
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Chicharito hit the game winner for Madrid in their Champions League fixture against rivals Atletico Madrid today, allowing Real Madrid to advance to the semifinals. The Mexican striker being really excited for pulling a victory for his club decided to over celebrate, which aggravated Henry.

Henry insinuated that the celebration was over the top ‘like he had just won the World Cup’.

Hernandez individual moment of brilliance came within the last two minutes of normal time after a neat pass from Ronaldo. Henry believes that while Chicharito should be happy for his goal, the credit should be given to Ronaldo.

Henry told Sky Sports: ‘To be fair to him he doesn’t really play. He was given an opportunity tonight but we still don’t know whether he will play again.’

‘He had a couple of chances in the game. One on his left foot and then another on his right foot. But I can tell you, he needs to thank (Cristiano) Ronaldo tonight.’

‘I know he went on to celebrate alone and everything but he needs to thank Ronaldo, because for me he has to. It’s Ronaldo who chooses to change the course of the game.’

‘He (Ronaldo) should’ve passed the ball in the first-half but he didn’t, but he did in the second-half because he knew he needed to finish them (Atletico Madrid) there and then.’

‘That is for me Ronaldo’s goal. There is two minutes to go, he didn’t want to take that chance because he knows Hernandez is in a better position so you have to play that ball.’

‘Ronaldo gave him that ball so that goal is Ronaldo’s goal. At that moment he knows he cannot shoot so he doesn’t take the risk of doing something stupid or silly.’

‘He saw a guy in a better position, which Hernandez was, and he gave him the ball, so that is Ronaldo’s goal.’

‘What I don’t like is that he celebrates like he has just won the World Cup. It’s a tap in. Turn around and celebrate with Ronaldo.’

‘He knew he had to perform and he had a couple of chances to do it. Even the camera knew, the camera is on Ronaldo for a reason.’

However, fellow pundit Jamie Carragher believes that Ronaldo would have done the same if it was his late winner.

Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports: ‘It was Ronaldo’s goal in terms of what he did for the goal but Ronaldo is the worst in the world at things like that.’

‘He took a penalty in the final last year to make it 4-1, he takes his top off and becomes the picture the next day.’

fifa15guide : Barcelona’s €70 million Is Not Enough For Paul Pogba

Barcelona has made a €70 million bid for the French midfielder, Paul Pogba.

Pogba has made his name at Juventus and in Serie A as a talented young midfielder. After showcasing his skills as a powerhouse in the middle, Pogba has caught the attention of La Liga big name club, Barcelona.

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Pogba was released from Manchester United on a free transfer to Juve and now the Frenchman is probably one of the most expensive player in the sport.

Barcelona’s €70 million (£50 million) bid was rejected by Pogba despite the inclusion of a clause that would see him “loaned back for a year, until June 2016″, per Sport:

Even though Pogba seems very happy at Juve, further reports indicated that the Frenchman would be making his exit come summer.

According to Football Italia, rumors has been circulating that Juventus has been in deals with Paris Saint-Germain’s, Edinson Cavani, and the only thing that could prevent this deal is the failure to sell Pogba. Il Quotidiano Sportivo also stated that an unnamed Juve director sent a text stating:

“We’ve signed Cavani, it’s all done, it’ll only fall through if we don’t sell Pogba.”

With the value of Pogba it will be difficult to sell the French midfielder for his real worth. Chelsea, United, City and Real Madrid are all vying for the young star this summer which could result in a world-record transfer fee.

fifa15guide : EA Release New FIFA 15 Price Range Update – April 15, 2015

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EA Sports FIFA has released the eight upgrade for the controversial Price Range Update for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team. EA has clarified that Price Adjustments will continue to occur as the market changes and different items are introduced.

“We will do our best to ensure players are offered at the correct value and to make adjustments as quickly as possible.” – EA

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Price Ranges are publicly available via  a handy Google Spreadsheet with the new Min. and Max. Prices of the players who have seen changes to their values.

Here are the most recent FIFA 15 Price Range Updates (See spreadsheet for additional prices):

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Again, all FUT items (players, in-forms, consumables, and club items) in FIFA Ultimate Team has a Price Range that sets the highest and lowest Coin prices that each item can be sold on the Transfer Market. 

EA reiterates that the aim of the Price Range Update is to address these issues.

  • Help FUT gamers understand the value of the players in their Club.
  • Make high-rated players more attainable for all FUT gamers and ensure a level playing field.
  • Further restrict illegitimate coin transfers on the Transfer Market.

fifa15guide : EA FIFA 15 FUT Servers Down – April 9, 2015

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Below Full FIFA is updating the status of the EA FIFA 15 servers, today, April 9, 2015. EA are currently undergoing maintenance. Return to stay updated on the status of the servers. Please see the FIFA 16 wishlist/improvements link below and leave your comments or suggestions.

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Update 2:00 AM EST: EA FIFA 15 servers will be down for the next 4 hours!!! Below is the official message from EA Sports FIFA:

We’ll be performing a scheduled maintenance for all FIFA 13, FIFA 14, and FIFA 15 online features, including FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) and EA SPORTS Football Club (EASFC) on April 8, 2015 beginning at 11:00 PM PT (April 9th, 7:00 AM UK) with a total downtime of approximately 4 hours.

During this time, all online features in FIFA 13, FIFA 14, FIFA 15, FIFA World, and FIFA Mobile will be offline—this includes the FUT Web App and the EASFC Companion App.

Update 6:00 AM EST: Servers are expected to be back online at this time (tentative). As expected, servers aren’t up as yet.

Update 6:35 AM EST: DELAYS!!! News just in from EA Sports FIFA: “Unfortunately the team has encountered an issue bringing services back online. As soon as we have more news we’ll let you know. Apologies”

Update 7:20 AM EST: There is only one person who is playing FIFA right now (see below). FIFA 15 servers are still down.

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Update 7:34 AM: Servers are back up for all platforms, except PS4. EA currently working on getting everything smoothed out in a couple of minutes. Happy gaming folks!

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There has been a huge spike in complaints over the past hour on Facebook and Twitter, as well as reports have been made on Downdetector within the last hour. Gamers across the world have reported technical difficulties signing on to the servers.

At the time of this publication several visitors to Full FIFA have reported that they are unable to play FIFA 15 online friendlies, seasons or Ultimate Team. One frustrated gamer stated “Love how ea only responds when their product is for sale.” An unfortunate gamer share their frustration “Having this issue since last 2 days in fifa 15 on ps3.
tell me any fix ASAP!”

“The EA servers are not available at this time. Please try again later,” is the message FIFA players are getting when trying to play online.

EA Sports FIFA twitter page has not formally reported the problem, but this persistent issue will sure deter players supporting the franchise.