Top 3 Players with Expiring Contracts

When 2017 enters, character players for the FIFA 17 will also have renewal of contracts or starting of new ones. Fans of this sports video game need to be aware that signings and expiration of deals should be taken as a measure of a player’s worth and skills.

Players with contracts set to expire by June 2017 and can be offered new ones beginning this January are called pre-contract expiry players. Those above the age of 23 can be signed by another club even six months before his contracts expires and sign them for free.

Aside from signing them for free, players of FIFA 17 can also save a lot of money for club fees once these players are signed beyond the expiration of their contracts. Here are some of the players with expiring contracts next year:


1. Pepe (Real Madrid)

Known to be one of the best defenders in the world of football, Pepe has a contract which is expected to end soon and getting him for a team with enough budget will be a big help. His defensive plays for FIFA 17 are exemplary and has been rated with an 88 grade as a defender.

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United)

The Swedish professional footballer is known to be one of the best forwards in the real league and also in the game. He has been given a 90 rating as a forward and joins the list of other top strikers like Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford.

3. Yaya Toure (Manchester City)

Toure is an efficient midfielder for his club and also manages to score big goals on the field. He may not look and feel like he will get well with other players but his skills cannot be matched.

Tips and tricks

For gamers who want to improve their play on FIFA 17, it would be best if they could learn the Pushback Tech which enables users to better control the characters. It will also be a big help for their defense strategies.

Also, a kick can be mastered by a player by learning simple concepts like the curve and angle of the shot. “What you need to do with free kicks is understand the player you are using, and know his attributes. For instance, ‘curve’ obviously really affects how much curve a shot will have,” said gameplay producer Sam Rivera.

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FIFA 17 Update 1.02 Is Live on PS4 & Xbox One, Addresses Frame-Rate Issues & More

Previously released on PC, FIFA 17 update 1.02 is now live on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Numerous changes were made with today’s patch, including an increased CPU AI tendency to attack directly, the ability to skip cut-scenes for contentious fouls, improved responsiveness when shooting, and more.

Here’s the full list of patch notes for FIFA 17 Title Update 1:

Gameplay Changes

  • A situation where cancel was unresponsive after requesting a clearance.
  • A rare situation where the penalty shootout should have ended earlier.
  • Increased the CPU AI tendency to attack directly.
  • An issue where players sometimes overrun the ball after a skill move.
  • Increased the chance of error from ground crosses (triple tap).
  • Improvements to ball physics where shots off the goal posts lose too much speed.
  • Goalkeeper positioning for corner kicks.
  • Improvements made to player switching from corners and free kicks.
  • An issue where the player would control the ball instead of attempting a clearance.
  • Improvements to contested headers logic from corner kicks.
  • General fixes for player controlled celebrations.
  • Cut scene for contentious fouls can now be skipped.
  • Improved the general responsiveness of shooting.
  • Minor improvement to passing responsiveness when the ball is in the air.

Pro Clubs Changes

  • Increased experience required for the higher overall ratings in Pro Clubs.
  • Addressed an issue where a player’s customised facial features did not display properly in game.

Ultimate Team Changes

  • FUT Single Player difficulty no longer defaults to your CPU setting.
  • Addressed an issue where the player is forced to substitute an injured player in FUT online matches.
  • Corrected the shooting and crossing text in custom tactics

Career Mode Changes

  • Addressed a situation where the CPU AI would frequently leave star players on the bench.

Visual Changes

  • Added new components of the 2016/17 Premier League broadcast package.
  • Updated team kits, banners and flags for Velez Sarsfield and Tigre.
  • The goalkeeper now correctly celebrates after catching the final penalty in a shootout.
  • Addressed an issue where the selected kit isn’t the one used in-game.
  • Addressed frame-rate issue during pre-match skill game.
  • Addressed an issue where the fog from a player’s breath was detached from their position.
  • General overlay fixes.

Because of the change to Pro Clubs, you may find you’re a lower OVR than before installing update 1.02. As EA adds, “This is intentional and you haven’t lost any of your progress.”
If you’re still undecided about FIFA 17, you can read our review over here.

FIFA 17: FUT Champions und Squad Building Challenges vorgestellt

Auf der Gamescom 2016 hat Electronic Arts allerhand Neuigkeiten zur alljährlich wiederkehrenden Fußballsimulation vorgestellt. Neben einem frischen Gameplay-Trailer zu FIFA 17 gibt es auch erste Details zu den neuen Spielmodi FUT Champions und Squad Building Challenges.

Im Rahmen des kürzlich auf der Gamescom 2016 ausgerichtetem EA Play Events hat Publisher Electronic Arts zwei neue Spielmodi für die nächste Saison von FIFA Ultimate Team vorgestellt: FUT Champions und Squad Building Challenges.

FUT Champions

FIFA 17 FUT Champions und Squad Building Challenges vorgestellt

“FUT Champions ist ein neuer Wettkampf, in dem sich die Spieler in Daily-Knockout-Turnieren Spielbelohnungen verdienen und für die Weekend League qualifizieren können. In der Weekend League geht es dann darum, Partien zu gewinnen, aufzusteigen und sich Boni zu verdienen. Jede Weekend League-Leistung zählt, denn Siegesserien führen zum Aufstieg in der Monats-Bestenliste und ermöglichen es den Spielern, sich Boni zu sichern”, erklärt der Publisher.

“Wer die Spitze der Bestenliste erreicht, kann an der EA Sports FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Series teilnehmen. Sie ist Teil einer neuen Wettkampf-Plattform in FIFA 17, in der die Fans auf absolutem Top-Niveau antreten und um insgesamt 1,3 Millionen US-Dollar Preisgeld kämpfen”.

Squad Building Challenges

In Squad Building Challenges “können die Fans ihr Management-Können auf Konsole oder in der FUT 17-Companion-App unter Beweis stellen, aus Spielern ihres Vereins Mannschaften anhand bestimmter Bedingungen zusammenstellen und sich durch Austauschen der Teams für jede Challenge Ingame-Boni sichern”, verspricht EA weiter.

Für alle Spielerinnen und Spieler, die nicht an FUT interessiert sind, hat EA außerdem einen brandneuen Trailer zur populären Fußballsimulation veröffentlicht. Haltet euch am besten die Ohren zu, denn das Techno-Cover von Blurs Song 2 im Video ist einfach schrecklich.