FIFA to advance Nigeria, other African teams $2mn World Cup prize cash


The free update includes all 32 teams participating in the World Cup, along with the full set of 12 stadiums.

This is the first time since Mexico 1986 that there won't be an official FIFA World Cup video game on the market.

Twenty-three players were selected for each team participating in the World Cup based on their appearances during the qualifying campaign with the average sporting level of employer clubs and the average percentage of club matches played since July 2017 taken into account.

The new competition could be played in the same time as the European Championship, Copa America, and African Nations Cup, plus the World Cup qualifying stages, which would draw a lot of criticism towards Federation Internationale de Football Association.

All 12 official stadiums from Russian Federation are included, featuring immersive atmospheres, national team banners, and high-resolution crowds.

The game's most popular mode, Ultimate Team, will see some attention as well, with a revised chemistry system and dynamic player items related to the real-world tournament to build your dream global squad.

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You can also play FIFA's most popular mode in the new FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team experience. Apart from all these details, EA has also released a trailer for this mode which can be spotted in the space above.

The update will be available for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on May 29th. Well, weep not US and Chile fans, because plenty of those teams will also be included in the free content update, although you'll only be able to use them in custom tournaments and friendlies.

Dynamic items will also be present, which will be carefully calibrated over the course of the real-life tournament to ensure they reflect such factors as match day performances and updated stats.

The previous Fifa World Cup edition staged in Brazil saw the Ghana and Cameroon national teams arguing with their mother associations over bonus payments, subsequently tainting Caf's image. The update will be available on May 29th and feature all 32 official teams that made the finals.

World football governing body FIFA has accepted CAF's request to advance the five Africa World Cup hopefuls with $2m of their prize money to aid their smooth preparations.