fifa15guide : FIFA 15: The Virtual Race

EA’s official Twitter account released a picture containing the stats of Premier League , Ligue 1 and Bundesliga earlier this month.The picture showed the top five sporting clubs in each league, as they end their 2014/15 season.

They also tallied up the number of goals scored, top five scorers and top five fixtures per league. The picture has many more interesting stats like the top five traded players in the game.
Check out the stats for the Bundesliga.

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It is not surprising that 4 Bayern Munich player made the list as the top 5scorer in the league.  EA recorded that Lewandowski scored 57.5 M goals, toping the rest of his teammates and league.

Per the stats of the pic, it is clear to see that  Bayern Munich is the go to in Bundesliga for FIFA gamers .

Even though Arjen Robben is second to Lewandowski in goals scored, the midfielder is a dynamic force for Bayern Munich. Robben’s ability to break down an opponents defense  makes Bayern Munich a very hard team to beat, especially with Manuel Neuer in the goal.

Take a look at Ligue 1.

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Paris Saint Germain is the the favorite team to use in Ligue 1, according FIFA 15’s in game data. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has twice the amount of goal to his second runner up, Alexandre Lacazette. In addition to Ibrahimovic, PSG has a lot of players who can find the back of the net such as Cavani , Lucas and Lavezzi.  With these caliber of players, PSG will always be the favorite ligue 1 team for FIFA players.

The most played match in Ligue 1 is between AS Monaco and PSG.

Stats for the Premier League.

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From the FIFA in game data, you can tell that FIFA players love a little Premier League rivalry. The data shows that Diego Costa is a powerhouse in the game and in the real life season. Costa leads the league with most goal scored at 56.5M.

Interestingly, Laurent Koscielny is the most traded players in the Ultimate Team mode for FIFA 15, when it comes to teams from England.

Based on the stats, we can see that Premier Leagues top four team in the game(FIFA15) is the same top four teams  in the real life season.

fifa15guide : FUT 15 Upgrades Danny Rose

Danny Rose from the Tottenham Spurs has earned himself an upgrade in FIFA 15.
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The talented left back was named in the EA Sports’ FIFA 15’s Team of the Week following a 2-0 victory over Hull City, where Rose played exceptional. Rose was instrumental in securing Spurs victory by scoring the second goal of the fixture.

 FIFA 15 Ultimate Team honored Rose with a newly minted special card. It is a challenge to obtain such an upgrade, but with the surprise release of FIFA 15’s annual event, Team of the Season, the upgraded Rose is more attainable than ever.

With Team of the Season in full effect , it is expected to see an elite Harry Kane card and the best Christian Eriksen release we’ve seen all season by next Wednesday,  May 27th.

fifa15guide : FIFA 16 Cover Rumor: Messi Only Man Worthy of Title Cover

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Lionel Messi is a paradigm for excellence. He has graced the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA series more times than any other player. FIFA 16 cover is no different. The Argentine wizard is currently tipped to feature on the next installment of the FIFA series. This would be Messi’s fifth appearance on a FIFA cover after featuring on FIFA Street, FIFA 13, FIFA 14 and FIFA 15.

Messi has spearheaded his countrymen to the FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil last summer. He has so far broken the Champions League scoring record and has numerous accolades to his name. In addition, he will be vying for Europe’s most prestigious crown when Barcelona faces Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final on June 6th.

Moreover, Messi has lead the South American MSN trio (Messi-Suarez-Neymar) to another successful campaign in La Liga. There’s no question he should be the global cover athlete for FIFA 16. For each regional version of the title, other players from those areas or leagues will be added to the cover alongside Messi to appeal to consumers in that region. The regional cover athletes have not yet been revealed, but the solo Messi art can more or less be confirmed.

FIFA 16 is set for release on September 22 in North America and days later in other parts of the world.

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fifa15guide : EA Sports Will Not Add NASL For FIFA16

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There has been a lot of predictions and anticipations for FIFA 16, and thankfully EA Sports has eased our curiosity by ruling out one league for this FIFA16 video game.

According to a popular gaming website, EA Sports has confirmed that the North American Soccer League (NASL) will not be in FIFA 16. This news was gathered by a Brazilian FIFA blog , that supposedly got the information from a EA Sports representative.

The interest in the sport has  drastically increased in the USA after the 2014 World Cup , so adding more USA teams would result in a win win situation for both the franchise and the fans.

Even though EA is not interest in NASL at this moment,  Konami (EA’s competitor) is working hard to add more leagues and teams to Pro Evolution Soccer(PES) 2016, so you can expect to find NASL in PES16.

Both franchise will be bidding for more teams and league for their 2016 release due to the growth in popularity for the sport.

fifa15guide : FIFA 16 FUT: Maradona, Baggio And Romario For Legends Release

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FIFA 16 release date is right around the corner and EA Sports is expected to start announcing the legends that are expected to be release in the next installment of FIFA Ultimate Team 16.

Sources close to the hit franchise told Full FIFA that among some the expected names are Brazilian legends Romario, Robert Baggio, English legend David Beckham, and Diego Maradona.

SEE ALSO: FIFA 16 Release Dates For US and UK Confirmed By EA

A few other legend names that could be included are former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol, Brazilian striker Rivaldo, Clarence Seedorf, Cafu, Oliver Kahn, Raul, and Zinedine Zidane.

Given the quality of these football legends, it will be interesting to see the what stats EA will assign each star. Will Maradona get a higher stats that Lionel Messi.

The release date for FIFA 16 is set for September 22 in North America, September 24 in Europe and September 25 in the UK.

fifa15guide : Cristiano Ronaldo Donates £5million To Help Out Nepal

The £5million donation from Ronaldo shows true humanitarian spirit from the Portuguese superstar.

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Nepal has experienced back to back earthquakes within the last three weeks (the first being April 25 and the second May 12). The first earthquake had a magnitude of 7.8 and took approximately eight thousand lives.

The footballer realize the importance of financial assistance and immediately donated some of his money to Save The Children as they are currently working to rescue people from the aftermath of the earthquake.

The latest tremor also did some major damage estimating to kill 16 people and injure 846. The tremor was registered at 7.3 on the Richter scale and was felt 690km away, in Delhi.

To also bring awareness to the devastation, Ronaldo also urged his Facebook and Twitter fans to lend a helping hand.

This was not Ronaldo’s first time showing his humanitarian spirit, the talented forward donated money to help rebuild Aceh, Indonesia, after the tsunami and earthquake in 2004.

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.”