Following suit with some Italian flair as you could say, the next player in my wishlist for the legends released in FIFA 16 is none other than Andrea Pirlo. He’s one of the most underrated players of all time and his soccer IQ may be one that’s unmatched in the world.
Passing is an underrated attribute on a player that not many people truly see when they’re watching the sport, except for when it comes to Pirlo. His vision of the field and controlling where his attackers and companions in the midfield are headed is immaculate. He can set you up from anywhere in the field and if you’re fast enough, he can probably give you a nice shot on goal as well. To me my favorite Pirlo moment that truly captures his greatness is in the 2006 world cup, where they were in extra time in the semifinal and he gave a brilliant pass to Grosso that ultimately leaded to a goal. He led the entire defense to think he was going to pass wide, when in reality he freed up his attacker inside the box giving him a clear shot on goal. That’s just great.
Another attribute with him is his free kicks, I guess if you can pass as good as Pirlo, ball placement on free kicks must come naturally. His shots were lethal and if you gave him anything withing 30 yards, you were very prone to getting punished for it.
Pirlo is an all around beast, and his card would reflect that easily, and while not popular because of pace, for those slow paced players who love the pass game, Pirlo is easily the best for that style of play.
Who Can Dethrone Messi for the FIFA 16 UK Cover – countertrade products
Many pundits regard Lionel Messi as the best player in the world today. EA Sports FIFA is one of such group who hold that philosophy; however, they believe someone else should share the cover of the upcoming release of FIFA 16. The franchise has opened the voting to fans for the FIFA 16 UK cover.
There are four contestants who vy for the honor of gracing the FIFA 16 cover along side the Barcelona superstar: Thibaut Courtois, Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Jordan Henderson. Below we show each contestants bio and their pitch why they believe they should be on the cover. Voting ends July 5th and you still have the chance to vote for your player HERE. Full FIFA encourages you to vote as you have the opportunity win FUT packs…
14 / LIVERPOOL FC
Jordan Henderson arrived at Anfield in 2011. Four years on, the central midfielder has become an integral part of both the England and Liverpool FC setups. This past season, he has played 37 league games scoring 6 goals and providing a superb 9 assists for his team mates. Henderson is already proving he has the attributes to become one of the next great English box-to-box midfielders.
16 / MANCHESTER CITY
He provided the most symbolic moment in Premier League history, now he is competing for the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16 Cover. After winning his second Barclays Premier League title with Manchester City in 2014, Sergio Agüero joined his native Argentina and reached the final of the World Cup in Brazil. “Kun” came back from the World Cup stronger than ever to win the Golden Boot this past season. Agüero hit the net 32 times in 40 appearances in all competitions last season.
18 / TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
England’s most exciting breakthrough player, Harry Kane, has made a nuclear impact on the world of football this season by scoring an incredible 21 Barclays Premier League goals. The 21 year old Tottenham Hotspur star only started 6 league games in the 2013-2014 season, but has now become the focal point of Mauricio Pochettino’s side. From becoming PFA Young Player of the Year to scoring on his international debut, Kane’s 2014-2015 season has been nothing short of spectacular.
13 / CHELSEA FC
Champions League finalist, Europa League winner, Copa del Rey winner, La Liga winner, League Cup winner and, now, Premier League winner. Thibaut Courtois has accomplished an incredible amount by the age of 23. The Belgian number one has won league titles and domestic cups with each of his three clubs and is now establishing himself as one of the greatest goalkeepers in world football.
Who do you think will make in on the FIFA 16 UK Cover?
Do you get a FIFA 16 Closed Beta Invitation on August 13?countertrade products
EA Sports are now sending random invitations to Xbox One and PS4 FIFA 15 players, to allow them to participate in FIFA 16 closed-beta scheduled to kick off on Tuesday, August 13, 2015.
Another thing to note here is that random people are being invited to random game modes which include Pro Clubs, Career Mode, and FIFA 16 Ultimate Team. Once you click ‘Register Now’, you will be redirected to FIFA 16 official website and will receive further information via e-mail associated with your Origin Account.
Did you receive an invitation of FUT 16 Closed Beta from EA in your mailbox? This FIFA 16 Closed beta invitation is unable to apply, EA random distribution and associated with your Origin ID, so you can not be shared.
And the Rob Hodson from EA Sports FIFA Series also Tweets that this email is true. But we should be careful to check the email and make sure the email from EA, and not people want to steal your account information.