A FIFA star against all odds: Diogo 'Pé' Alves

Diogo ‘Pé’ Alves born with no hands or arms Despite it all, he has achieved ‘Gold Standard’ at EA SPORTS FIFA20 The incredible story of an unlikely FIFA star Many people in Diogo Alves‘ situation would simply give up on the idea of playing FIFA, but despite being born with no hands or arms, the Brazilian was not about to be put off that easily. He has taught himself to play with his feet and has already built up a reputation for himself among the community, parlaying his passion for…

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#WorldCupAtHome: Relive Cristiano, Zidane and Maradona magic

Fans choose four more #WorldCupAtHome matches to be re-broadcast World Cup games: Brazil v France (2006), Brazil v Argentina (1990) & Portugal v Spain (2018) Women’s World Cup game: USA v Germany (2015) With millions of views of #WorldCupAtHome content so far on FIFA’s YouTube Channel, fans have voted in their thousands once more to decide the next round of full matches to be re-broadcast. Given a choice of games from the 1990, 2006 and 2018 FIFA World Cup™ editions and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup™, fans voted on…

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#WorldCupAtHome | USA vs China PR

Second #WorldCupAtHome week culminates in USA-China PR FIFA Women’s World Cup 1999 Final re-broadcast in full on Monday at 20:00 CET Coronation of USA’s ’99ers’ at the Rose Bowl, chosen by fans Last year in Lyon, USA raised their fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup™ trophy. It’s no secret that a fundamental source of pride and inspiration for Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle and Co were the famed ’99ers’ – USA’s super-team that captured top prize on home soil at the World Cup 20 years prior. Over 90,000 fans packed…

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#WorldCupAtHome: Pure drama as USA clinch World Cup title on home soil

Our #WorldCupAtHome campaign began on 21 March Over the coming weeks you can relive some legendary World Cup matches Today the spotlight is on the 1999 final between USA and China PR Everyone knows it – that special moment that will be remembered decades later. One of these moments happened on 10 July 1999, when Brandi Chastain converted the decisive penalty in the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 1999™ against China PR. The image of the jubilant forward sinking to her knees on the turf and screaming…

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FIFA 20 Global Series: Highlights of the season

The top players and countries as well as the biggest surprises and comebacks Review of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Highlights from this season With the season coming to an unexpected halt for obvious reasons, it is a good time to take a look back at the highlights so far and pick out the top players, best-performing countries and the biggest surprises and comebacks of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series. Top players A surprise package and a seasoned veteran sit proudly atop the respective Global Series…

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#WorldCupAtHome | Brazil vs France

Classic Brazil-France meeting continues #WorldCupAtHome Mexico 1986 thriller to be broadcast on YouTube from 18:00 CET Sunday Match is the second of three games, chosen by fans Brazil and France have locked horns at four FIFA World Cups. Every time it has felt like a meeting of potential champions. It was no surprise, then, that fans voted overwhelmingly for their meeting at the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™ to feature in the second weekend of #WorldCupAtHome games. With names like Zico, Socrates, Platini and Tigana – to name but a…

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Free-scoring Shomurodov out to make history with Uzbeksitan

Shomurodov is Uzbekistan’s top scorer in Asian qualifying with six goals Rostov forward previous starred at the FIFA U-20 World Cup He’s out to help his country reach their first FIFA World Cup It seems that every time Uzbekistan excel in Asia’s FIFA World Cup™ preliminaries, a new star emerges. Alexander Geynrikh was the player who dazzled in their Germany 2006 campaign, striking four times as his side stormed all the way through to Asian play-off – only to lose out, heartbreakingly, to Bahrain on away goals. Then national legend…

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Free-scoring Shomurodov out to make history with Uzbekistan

Shomurodov is Uzbekistan’s top scorer in Asian qualifying with six goals Rostov forward previous starred at the FIFA U-20 World Cup He’s out to help his country reach their first FIFA World Cup It seems that every time Uzbekistan excel in Asia’s FIFA World Cup™ preliminaries, a new star emerges. Alexander Geynrikh was the player who dazzled in their Germany 2006 campaign, striking four times as his side stormed all the way through to Asian play-off – only to lose out, heartbreakingly, to Bahrain on away goals. Then national legend…

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#WorldCupAtHome: Match of the century goes France's way

Relive some classic matches with #WorldCupAtHome Watch games in full from both the men’s and women’s world finals In this latest instalment we go back to Mexico 1986 and Brazil v France Brazil’s quarter-final tie with France at the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™ often comes up in discussions about the beautiful game. Looking on from the stands that day was Pele himself, who described what he saw as “the match of the century”. The 1-1 scoreline did not do events justice. Despite the searing heat of Guadalajara and with…

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World Cup stadia help COVID-19 fight

The Bernabeu, Centenario and Maracana hosted FIFA World Cup Finals They stadiums are now helping to fight COVID-19 One will transform into a makeshift hospital Uruguay’s battle-of-the-balls victory over Argentina. The silencing of Rio de Janeiro. The ‘Tardelli Scream’ and Italy’s third star. Gotze volleying Germany to gold. They hosted some epic FIFA World Cup™ deciders, but now the Bernabeu, Centenario and Maracana are coming together in the fight against COVID-19. The Madrid venue, which staged Italy’s 3-1 victory over West Germany at Spain 1982, will be turned into a…

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