The exit of matches, the opening of the transfer window, the first match… the football calendar is a series of milestones that every fan looks forward to, no matter how many times we have passed them before.
If you live with kids 50 or under, you’ll know we just ticked off another one: October 1. Or FIFA Day 22, as it was called back home.
Sandwiched between the transfer deadline and the actual first round of the FA Cup, the arrival of the latest edition of the world’s most popular sports video game is now just as much a part of football’s fall offering. than a trip to England to a country smaller than Barnsley, the first waterlogged location or Watford sacking manager.
You don’t have to play FIFA or even love video games to know this, as it’s very likely that your club has recently told you how proud they are to be ‘in the game’ or that your favorite player was complaining about EA Sports, its creator. , underestimating their pace.
Liverpool, for example, released a seven-minute film that showed Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk presenting their teammates with presentation packs containing a copy of the game and their individual ratings. Robertson is stronger than Mohamed Salah, Joe Gomez is a better dribbler than Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson is unimpressed.
The film has been viewed 1.7 million times on YouTube at the time of writing, which will delight EA Sports, one of Liverpool’s sponsors.
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