Secret FIFA Report Stirs Dispute Between Investigators

For several days in September in a conference room at a Munich law office, two men discussed an investigation into potential corruption at the highest level of soccer.

One of the men was Michael J. Garcia, a former United States attorney who had spent the better part of the previous 11 months examining the circumstances surrounding the winning bids by Russia and Qatar for the right to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. As head of the investigatory branch of the ethics committee for FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, he had written a report that he expected would eventually be made public, in the spirit of transparency.

The other important man at the table for those discussions was Hans-Joachim Eckert, a German judge who heads the adjudicatory arm of the ethics committee and who was charged with reading Garcia’s report and making recommendations to FIFA.

As the meetings went on, it became clear that the two men at the center of an investigation that could shake the sport were not in agreement over how, or even whether, their work should be made public.

According to several people briefed on the meetings, Eckert and his deputy, Alan Sullivan, told Garcia early on that they thought much of the report could probably not be made public because of privacy concerns. That surprised Garcia, who had assumed that if the report was appropriately redacted — to protect a few crucial witnesses — most of it could, and should, be released.

The people who discussed the meetings, which were held at the Munich office of Garcia’s law firm, Kirkland & Ellis, spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk publicly about the investigation. Garcia and Eckert declined to comment.

Garcia pointed out repeatedly to Eckert and Sullivan that this was not a criminal investigation but one that related to FIFA’s internal rules and regulations. Eckert did not appear to be swayed, however, and that disagreement was the beginning of an awkward, indirect back-and-forth over the past two months regarding the viability of releasing Garcia’s report.

In comments made at a legal luncheon in London, Garcia said that keeping the report secret was counterproductive and did nothing to quell the constant suspicion of corruption that has lingered over FIFA for years. Eckert, in a statement released by FIFA, responded that there were concerns over personal protection that had to be heeded and that he would write an initial “statement” on the report, expected to be released in the next week or two.

It is unclear how comprehensive that statement will be or whether it will include any citations from Garcia’s report.

This is not the first time Garcia and Eckert have disagreed. In 2013, after the release of a report by Garcia about alleged bribery involving top FIFA officials and a Brazilian broadcast company, Eckert made a short statement on the report. He noted that some actions by Sepp Blatter, FIFA’s longtime president, had possibly been “clumsy” but were neither criminal nor officially governed by FIFA’s ethics code at the time. Critics said that he glossed over the larger issue of whether Blatter or other officials had acted improperly.

Continue reading the main story According to Sylvia Schenk, a German lawyer who has worked on transparency issues in sports and has frequently urged FIFA to be more open with its actions, Eckert’s comments to Garcia in the meeting were not surprising. Although Eckert is known as a fair and consistent courtroom presence as a judge, Schenk said, he is also known for his devotion to minutiae.

“In some aspects Eckert is too much focused on criminal law and not the ethical aspects of the cases,” Schenk said. “They are totally different situations. In a criminal court, there are rules about what can be said and what can be revealed — in an ethics commission, as far as I understand it, it is more important to look at the people and explain why they should act in a certain way.”

She added: “It is not enough to say, ‘There is no crime here.’ That isn’t the question. This is about actions. What did people do? My expectation is that Mr. Eckert is supposed to help FIFA come to a better reputation and to say clearly what is wrong and what is not wrong.”

Mark Pieth, a professor of criminal law in Switzerland who was hired by FIFA several years ago to lead a committee charged with helping reform the organization, said he believed Eckert’s motivations may have been misunderstood. Pieth said that he had known Eckert for about 20 years — his recommendation played a part in Eckert assuming his role on the ethics committee — and that he believed Eckert was simply being cautious before assessing the veracity of Garcia’s work.

He also pointed out that Eckert communicates with Garcia through an interpreter, which may affect the clarity of his message. Eckert’s public statements may also be missing nuance because of language differences.

“My take is that they are playing a game,” Pieth said. “Garcia wrote the report. He wants it out. Of course he wants it out. But Eckert is the one in position to put it out. He can put out what he thinks is credible, what he believes in. One is saying, ‘I’ve done my job, I have no problem. I want to see the spotlight.’ The other guy is saying, ‘Hang on, I want to do my job as well.’ ”

Pieth said that Garcia and Eckert actually had similarities in their backgrounds. Garcia is well known for his work as a United States attorney, particularly in pursuing cases against high-profile international terrorists, and he also led the federal case against Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor. Eckert built his reputation in Germany by chasing Italian mafia leaders who tried to filter money through Munich.

Neither Garcia nor Eckert had much of a connection to global soccer before they were each named to the ethics committee in 2012 (Garcia has said he had never seen a game above the youth level) but they were intrigued by the chance to help reform an organization always under suspicion. Late last year, Garcia began investigating the two World Cup bids, which faced accusations of corruption almost from when the ballots were counted.

Garcia and his deputy compiled about 200,000 pages of evidence during their investigation, despite having neither subpoena powers nor the ability to demand access to documents like cellphone logs or bank records.

“One thing that really talented prosecutors like Mike are able to do is distill disparate pieces of evidence into a narrative about what really happened,” said Jennifer Rodgers, who worked with Garcia when he was a prosecutor. “A really talented interviewer can get people to admit things and they don’t even really know they’re admitting them.”

Now, though, Garcia’s findings are in Eckert’s hands. Pieth said Eckert was fearless when it came to justice and had never let personal feelings cloud his judgment. “He spent his career putting away Italian criminals but never stopped going to Italy because he loves wine,” Pieth said, adding that he was hopeful Eckert was simply struggling with clauses in FIFA’s code that might restrict his ability to publish Garcia’s findings.

“I think he is actually trying to find a way to do this,” Pieth said. “He has never been influenced by FIFA. My hope is that he will ultimately figure out a way to include his findings along with Garcia’s so that everyone can judge for themselves.”

Second Title Update Details Revealed, Brings Fixes

FIFA 15, the popular football simulation game from EA Sports, has released details of the second title update, which will roll out soon. The new update is expected to fix various issues, which were missed out in the first one.

When EA released the first title update, several fans were disappointed with the changes the update brought to the game, especially in the gameplay aspects. However, the second title update has included changes to shooting, goalkeeping, player search, player selection and more.

EA had previously told that it was investigating and working to fix the stuttering issues that arise during the online gameplay in PlayStation 4. The new update promises a fix to the issue.

Another issue that was affecting Xbox One players was the annoying motion blur during the game. EA will be fixing this issue too.

Currently, the second title update is available on PlayStation 4 and PC. It will soon be released for Xbox One too.

Here are the full patch notes for FIFA 15’s second title update (EA Forums):

Adjustments and improvements to shooting and goalkeepers.

(PlayStation 4) Fix for fans experiencing stuttering during online and offline gameplay.

Added ability to call out the keeper in Pro Clubs.

Fix for instances where Player Instructions in Seasons mode were not carrying over into gameplay via Team Management.

Further improvements to Player Search in Career Mode.

Adjusted Legendary difficulty in gameplay.

Improvements to Goal Line Technology.

Fix for match length issues in FIFA Ultimate Team Single Player Seasons matches.

Updated real-world injuries and suspensions in Match Day Live.

Improvements to ‘Looking Ahead’ audio in Career.

Fixes to Player selection in Team Management in multiplayer matches.

Tuned player specific audio speech in all modes.

(Xbox One) Improvements to motion blur effects.

(Xbox One) Fix to the display of FIFA Ultimate Team Legend players in the EA SPORTS Football Club widget.

FIFA 15 Pro Clubs: Tips & Tricks

I wrote recently about how FIFA 15 for next-gen consoles feels like soccer has finally arrived, and over the last couple of weeks since the game’s release I have been playing FIFA Pro Clubs with a group of online friends, and Leo. Along the way I have managed to pick up a few tips and tricks for those just beginning down the path of Pro Clubs.

When it comes to Pro Clubs, the most important thing to remember is you can’t be a one-man team. Your teammates are there to help cover the field and to coordinate with on attacks. Your virtual pro has a limited amount of stamina to pull from, and the more sprinting and effort you put into moving about the pitch the faster you will deplete your reserves.

Once a virtual pro’s stamina bar is lowered enough, the chance of injury increases significantly which can leave your team essentially down a man for a good couple of minutes of game time. Use your stamina wisely, however, and you will be able to gut tired opposition with dicing runs late in matches when goals are at a premium.

It is also important to find your personal play style and niche within your team. Where do you excel on the pitch? This can change from match to match based on team needs. Just remember while scoring goals is important, defending and clearing balls from your own box is just as important if not more-so.

I recently made a switch from attacking midfielder/forward to defensive midfielder, and ever since then our Pro Club has been on a bit of a hot streak. I don’t attribute all of our newfound success to my switch, but I have noticed we’ve given up significantly fewer goals. I now tend to play deeper on the pitch, providing extra cover for computer defenders who get beat far too easily.

In past iterations speed killed. If you made your virtual pro short, he would be insanely fast and able to whip by even the most talented of defenders. This iteration of Pro Clubs relies more upon a healthy dose of speed, strength and balance. The latter perhaps being of the most important traits of an attack-minded pro as it effects the quality of shots and crosses, as well as whether challenges topple your player mid-run.

While weight and height play a role in determining your pro’s base stats, so too does the position you choose and the style of play you dictate for them. The more you defend, the more your defending accomplishments will rack up affording you extra points in various defending-related stats. The same holds true for attacking or even goal-keeping. Make sure to look at the various accomplishments so you are aware of what actions you need to take to bolster your player’s abilities.

If you’re just breaking into Pro Clubs feel free to look us up on the Xbox One. We are Wombles FC, and we would love to have you join us and are more than happy to help you become the best Pro Clubs player you can be.

FIFA 15 guide: build the best hybrid squads in FIFA Ultimate Team

Make building a winning hybrid squad in FIFA Ultimate Team a lot easier with our in-depth advice and tips.

FIFA 15 guide: build the best hybrid squads in FIFA Ultimate Team

Building a hybrid squad of McBusted stature is one of FIFA 15 Ultimate Team mode’s greatest challenges. Creativity is often lacking in this mode—‘Oh cool, you’ve got Daniel Sturridge, Theo Walcott and Loic Remy breaking the speed barrier up front’—but there’s an awful lot of room to experiment with unique teams.

In fact, using hybrids has quickly become a lost art in competitive online play. Quite often, the most original squads only show themselves in the single match arena, as owners become too hesitant to trust their concoctions against the tried and test Premier League, La Liga or Bundesliga sides.

When poorly constructed, hybrid teams struggle to make simple passes, fail to exploit space and generally lack the tempo needed to maintain momentum in your favour. The ground becomes thicker, as do your players. When created intelligently, unlikely unisons can work spectacularly, taking inspiration from that monster Mel C and Bryan Adams hit from 1998. Passes zip, gut-wrenching runs become more incisive and you’ll realise you’re in love.

As convoluted as building hybrid squads can be, winning with a team you have endeavoured to create away from traditional one nation/league line-ups is up there with FUT15’s most satisfying achievements. It’s a tricky process—one which requires plenty of trial and error—but a handful of simple tips can make the task easier.

100% chemistry

Hybrids provide you with the opportunity to conglomerate the best players and strengths of multiple leagues in a single formidable package. Think Arjen Robben’s cultured left with Cristiano Ronaldo’s proflic right: they don’t naturally link on the game, but they can provide unyielding devastation if the players between them form an effective chain. Individual chemistry links are most important here, as the positioning of three or four key players will dictate how the rest of your side performs. For example, take a look at my design:


Three leagues, four nations, six clubs. Most critically, 100% chemistry is achieved and there’s no dead links between players (more on this later). We have the brutality of the Premier League linked with La Liga’s technical wizardry, not to mention the appearance of a Ligue 1 striker who is certain to land himself a big money move in the coming years. How then, is such a diverse selection achieved?

Take a look at Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey. Two Arsenal midfielders whose nationalities allow this 3-5-2 formation to expand its horizons either side of their central midfield positions. Slot a third Arsenal star in Per Mertesacker behind them and the option for creativity shows itself, as three nations from the same club playing through the centre means diverse choices can play on each wing.

Saving coins

For this particular formation, it is best to look at the side in two symmetrical halves. Both Flamini and Ramsey are linked to wingers of their own nationality who play in La Liga. Behind them is a defender of the same country and league (Eliaquim Mangala for Flamini, Ashley Williams for Ramsey), who wouldn’t provide a green link with the other midfielder in question. Mertesacker is the constant to give both a chemistry boost, but it’s the left and right-sided centre-backs who provide a tailor-made springboard for bringing in talents from other divisions.

Vitally, these players maintain a positive link to their aforementioned Premier League buddies. Gareth Bale, seen on the right of midfield here, isn’t going to enjoy decent chemistry with anyone outside of La Liga unless they are Welsh. Ramsey and Williams make him part of the team without creating a broken link. This means experimentation can now be utilised ahead of Bale, as his only attacking link leads straight to the striker. It’s important to capitalise on this. Bale is available to loan in the EA Sports Catalogue, so I’ve allowed one of the game’s best players to excel via a green link to Karim Benzema, his Real Madrid club mate. As I detailed in my previous tips piece on how to build cheap sides, smart builders utilise the catalogue offers to bring in players they wouldn’t necessarily be able to afford otherwise (Ramsey is also currently available through these means). You’ll save coins and be able to try the best for a fraction of the standard coin price.

Ramsey isn’t judged on his relationship with the attack, so any La Liga striker can be slotted in ahead of Bale to ensure the hybrid lives up to its name. I’ve plumped for Benzema due to the reasons previously outlined and with the knowledge that I wish to bring Lyon’s Alexander Lacazette into the other striker’s role without dabbling further into Ligue 1.

Hybrids provide the intriguing opportunity to build teams around individuals you favour. While I love to deploy Lacazette, I’m not fond of the other options available in the French top flight. It is in this situation that hybrid squads are particularly useful. I can use the player I want without committing to a division which struggles for strength across the entire pitch.

However, workable links are great on the surface, but you also need to ensure the team plays how you want.

Cast your eyes back to my squad once more. Antoine Griezmann’s positioning on the left makes less sense than placing Samir Nasri there, as the latter would share a perfect green with Mangala. Nasri lacks explosive pace and isn’t able to track back as hastily as my selection, making him a poor choice when using three defenders. Griezmann offers the energy, incision and pace needed to support all phases of play on the left side; a vital ingredient when setting up with minimal numbers at the back.

Laurent Koscielny would also be more prolific in terms of chemistry than Mertesacker, but his medium/high work-rates will see him create too much space alongside Williams. Mertesacker stands tall with a medium/medium output, allowing Mangala’s high/high to push on and Williams’ medium/high to act as sweeper when high balls come over the top. Although Williams’ work-rates mimic

Koscielny, playing both together would see this line drop unnaturally deep, opening a ravine for your opponent to exploit in front of the halfway line.

Versatile work-rates are particularly key in hybrid squads. Considering many individuals won’t share the green links of simple sides, you need to ensure all areas of the pitch are naturally filled by at least one player. Never take individuals for granted. An overdependence on identical work-rates in similar areas can make your style easy to predict and counter.

While Flamini and Ramsey are both high/high, this is favourable when using three at the back, as one will generally provide defensive support while the other breaks forward (particularly if your team emphasis remains balanced). This works behind Charles N’Zogbia, whose medium/low work-rates in central attacking midfield keep him stationed behind the strikers. Many FUT15 users will render anyone with low work-rates useless, but this simply isn’t the case.

As seen here, N’Zogbia is able to maintain possession and use his pace to aid the two marksmen, without wasting energy tracking back. He provides an outlet which offers respite on the counter, an essential component of keeping pressure away from defence in this particular formation. The Aston Villa man also ticks two boxes—being French and a Premier League representative—making him the natural choice to sit between the midfield and attacking lines. Sometimes, hybrid building can fall into place.

Green links allow you to have a red link elsewhere without significantly denting your chemistry. I personally prefer to ensure every individual has a “working” relationship with the player next to them, but red links can push experimentation further without restricting your overall effectiveness.

Take a look below (note: a La Liga manager pushes this squad’s chemistry up to 100):


This slight line-up change allows Ronaldo into the team, but subtle alterations have been made to fit him in (removing two clubs and one league, in this instance). The team might not work as well on an individual level—Abou Diaby isn’t a particularly inspiring attacking midfielder—but the added firepower of Ronaldo is likely to more than make up for it. These sides are often built to facilitate star players at the expense of others, so if you have a favourite, work around him.

Hybrid experimentation is infinite. It is also the only method in FUT15 where you can take total control over a squad that looks to bend the game’s chemistry ruler without shattering it. The most destructive sides will hit that magic 100 while seamlessly interlinking players who have no real-world connection. Imagine Michael Jackson as the lead singer of the Rolling Stones heading to Central Perk to perform with Phoebe Buffay; it doesn’t make a whiff of sense, but the potential quality on offer would ensure a unique synergy that may just be the best thing ever.

FIFA 15 Kicks Off for Multiple Platforms


Australians can get their soccer on with the release of FIFA 15 this week for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and 3DS. Australian player Tim Cahill will star on the cover alongside Lionel Messi.

EA has promised that the game will strive for even more realism, with the addition of shirt pulling, player-specific movement, and more finesse moves. Dribbling the ball will now take into account balance and positioning. In addition, there will be a number of new stutter and dodge moves which gives players more opportunities to beat defenders.

Players in-game will also act more like their real-life counterparts. For example, Lionel Messi will now favor his left foot as he does in person. The game will also feature the real-world goal-line technology that was used in this year’s World Cup.

For those who would prefer to try the game out before picking up a copy, EA released a demo earlier this month. Xbox One owners were also given the opportunity to try the game early via EA Access a week ahead of the game’s release. For more details on games out this week, check out the full list below.

September 22, 2014

Wasteland 2 (PC, Mac)

September 24, 2014

Gauntlet (PC)

September 25, 2014

Ar NoSurge: Ode to an Unborn Star (PS3)

Fairy Fencer F (PS3)

FIFA 15 (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS)

Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle (3DS)

September 27, 2014

Fantasy Life (3DS)

EA Games restore Cahill’s rating

Rest easy Australian football fans – Tim Cahill’s reputation has been restored after video game developer EA Games improved his rating on the recently released FIFA 15.

The Socceroos talisman was the cause of an online backlash when a leak from the long-established sports game developer showed the former Everton attacker to be rated only 69 out of a 100.

Cahill, who is an ambassador for FIFA 15 and features on the cover of the Australian edition, was rated lower than Arsenal’s misfiring striker Yaya Sanogo (69) and veteran defender Anton Ferdinand (70).

Angry football fans took to social media to vent their disappointment at the slight, starting a campaign, led by the hashtag #savecahill, to improve Cahill’s rating.

And just days later, Cahill’s rating miraculously was bumped up by five points to 74.

EA Takes Trade Offers Out of FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

A forum post explains the company took the feature out in a bid to combat those using it as a work-around for item-trading. For those not in the know, Trade Offers enabled you to bypass the auction system in order to trade cards with friends directly. Though EA complains about barter deals, in practice it’s more commonly used by friends helping each other out, meaning the change could controversially penalise those using it innocently.

“Although some honest players used this feature to trade with friends, it became one of the methods used by coin sellers to sell and move coins,” it reads. “Account phishers also abused Trade Offers by moving stolen players and coins after wrongfully gaining access to unsuspecting FUT player accounts. This will also address ‘bid bumping’, where people would try and trick others into bidding far more than they wanted for a player item.

“It was a tough decision, but this is the right step towards improving security, showing cheaters the red card, and keeping FUT safe for all FIFA fans,” the post concludes. It also confirms the maximum number of Transfer Targets is now 50 player items, meaning that’s how many outstanding player bids you’ll be allowed at any one time.

FIFA 15 is set to be the second title in the franchise to hit next-gen, and EA shows every sign of having put everything it learnt from last year’s iteration into making the best title it can.

FIFA 15 – Official TV Ad Review


EA Sports have released the official TV ad for the upcoming game, FIFA 15 which is set for release in America on the 23rd of September, with the UK getting it on the 26th.

Hello again everyone and welcome to my very first video game piece. It was confirmed earlier on in the week that the official TV advertisement for the upcoming football title FIFA 15 had been released, and avid gamers scrambled to watch.

And it wasn’t a disappointment. The ad starts with the traditional layout of different teams, including Premier League sides Chelsea and Liverpool walking out of the tunnel as they prepare for the start of the game and the different camera angles panning on different stadiums across the world. Commentator Alan Smith says “you can feel the tension in the air” as many different faces (most probably gamers) are sitting in pods and acting as though they are actually playing alongside some famous faces, even though they are sitting at home playing the game itself.

Hazard takes a free-kick, then it’s time for the wall to jump. The wall jumps, with 4 real-life faces jumping at the exact same time (how did you guess?). Then, PSG striker Ibrahimovic does a few skills, Barcelona play their tiki-taka style, a few crunching tackles are made and the cover star Lionel Messi scores an overhead kick past Joe Hart into the back of the net with a cacophony of different sounds of emotion (both happiness and dispair) etched on the faces of the gamers getting heavily involved with the game.

It’s always very exciting at this time of the year when a new FIFA title is released – many different creative ideas are thought of and EA do their best to try and appease their huge fan-base. Having said that, a lot of their gamers have complained over the past few years about the amount of maintenance work that is done on the servers; yet they are still inconsistent and faulty at the best of times.

For example, you could be in the middle of a must-win game, winning 3-0 and in the last minute GONE. The server disconnects you from the game, and all your progress is lost. So why does everyone stay with FIFA then, you may ask? Well. There isn’t much competition; with PES the only real alternative which the majority of gamers absolutely loathe.

The ad itself is a good piece of marketing by EA don’t get me wrong – and it’s exciting to see this type of video so close to release day. If you like FIFA, this advert will make you want the new game as soon as possible. Epic advert.

FIFA 15 demo available to download and play today


Ahead of the September 26 FIFA 15 release date, publisher EA Sports has made the first FIFA 15 demo available to download and play.

Landing a little over a fortnight ahead of the game’s formal release, the playable FIFA 15 demo is available now for Xbox One gamers.

EA has confirmed that PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and PS4 FIFA 15 demos will be available at a later date, although precise timeframes have yet to be discussed.

Taking to Twitter, the company announced that it would provide “news on other platforms as it becomes available”.

A spokesperson added: “Yes, #FIFA15Demo will eventually be on X360, PS3, PS4, and PC. We will let you know times as soon as we know them. For now, get it @Xbox One.”

Allowing eager gamers to lace up their virtual boots and take to the pitch ahead of the first whistle, the FIFA 15 demo gives an early taste of what’s to come from the upcoming release.

Letting you play as two of the Premier League’s finest, launching the demo sees a match between Liverpool and Manchester City kick off. As well as the pre-release gameplay options letting you play full games, the FIFA 15 demo offers the first taste of the game’s Ultimate Team mode.

This mode features a number of pre-made squads made up of the world’s best players.

FIFA 15 is set to benefit from a number of gameplay improvements, all designed to offer a more true-to-life experience. From improved ball physics and player emotions to evolving pitches and crowd reactions, FIFA 15 has the lot.

A FIFA 15 release date has been pencilled in for September 26, with the game coming to all leading current and past-gen consoles, as well as PC. It will go head-to-head with PES 2015 for football supremacy.


Chelsea inch perfect in FIFA 15


FIFA 15 is due for release later this month is promised to be the most realistic football game on the market. Many new features are being introduced to the popular video game, and is set to grip the gaming world.

With realism set to be at its highest in the much anticipated game, new features will include the gaol decision system, the introduction of all 20 Premier league stadiums and all new gameplay and game faces for specific players to create a real life effect. Most recently, some Chelsea players took part in a FIFA photoshoot in order to aid the EA Sports developers.

Eden Hazard, John Terry and Ramires were some of the players that took part for EA Sports purposes. It is thought that Chelsea and Stamford bridge is meant to be one of the most accurate in the game, seeing as the Blues are on of the top four clubs in England’s top flight.

This must mean that in the game, you will be able to control the Chelsea players swarming the referee for a meaningless free kick that wasn’t given, Stamford Bridge being awfully quiet and Ramires taking a tumble in the box with no one around him.

So remember, when you get the hands on the game, and you playing against Chelsea, don’t’ concede any fouls, turn the volume up on your television up if you want to hear crowd noise and stay well clear of Ramires!

Predicting the top 11 players of La Liga — GK- Iker Casillas

The Spanish veteran was in fine form in the 2013/14 season for Real Madrid. Casillas did not feature much in Madrid’s La Liga campaign, but the Spanish stopper was pivotal in Madrid’s successful Copa Del Rey and Champions League campaign. The 33-year old did not have a very good World Cup at Brazil after he left 7 goals go past him in Spain’s ill-fated campaign.

Casillas’ rating in FIFA 14 is 86 and due to his age, the rating may remain the same or maybe decreased to 84 or a lower rating.