FIFA 15: Pele scores against Pele… Three-time World Cup winner takes on former Santos team-mate Coutinho and loses!

What do you get when you have arguably the world’s greatest-ever player, playing the current No 1 football game on the planet?

Well in truth, not the spectacle that one would hope for.
Three-time World Cup winner Pele took on his former Santos and Brazil team-mate Coutinho at a game of FIFA 15 on an Xbox recently – in an affair that would likely feature last on Match of the Day if it was played out in reality.
VIDEO Scroll down to see Pele face Coutinho at FIFA 15 on an Xbox

Santos legend Pele (left) took on his former strike-partner Coutinho at FIFA 15 recently

Santos legend Pele (left) took on his former strike-partner Coutinho at FIFA 15 recently

The pair took each other on with identical Santos teams from their heyday in the 1950s and 60s

The pair took each other on with identical Santos teams from their heyday in the 1950s and 60s

The 70-somethings were visibly unfamiliar with the game or the console that they were playing on

The 70-somethings were visibly unfamiliar with the game or the console that they were playing on

Having forged a deadly partnership for Santos over a half century ago in December 1958 as teenagers, the pair failed to set their virtual game alight – with only one goal separating the two greats.
The match wasn’t a tight affair though for it’s skill, but more due to a lack of it as the two 70-somethings were unfamiliar with the game, or the console that they played it on, unsurprisingly.
Rather comically the pair seem confused as to what the controls were – but take it in all good heart as they laugh at their own misgivings.
And once more – like throughout his glittering career – Pele proved the matchwinner scoring the only goal to separate the two sides; as Santos faced Santos in a special clash that featured the duo featuring virtually with their team-mates from their formidable team in the 1950s and 60s.

Despite their struggles to get to grips with the game the pair were all smiles as they played FIFA 15

Despite their struggles to get to grips with the game the pair were all smiles as they played FIFA 15

Ironically though, it was the real-life Pele who tasted some of his own goalscoring medicine for once, with Coutinho controlling his virtual version to score and win the game 1-0.
Seeing the iconic Brazil No 10 in a jovial manner though will please everyone in the football world after the 74-year-old recently was recently discharged from hospital on Tuesday.
Pele spent 16 days at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo after being diagnosed with an urinary tract infection that stemmed from an operation to remove kidney stones but, having left semi-intensive care last weekend, he is now feeling ‘recovered’.
Quoted in Brazilian newspaper O Globo, he told a press conference on Tuesday of his current well-being and his excitement towards the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Pele was released from hospital on Tuesday after recovering form a urinary tract infection

Pele was released from hospital on Tuesday after recovering form a urinary tract infection

‘Thank God I’m well and recovered. I want to thank everyone who sent messages – I’ve been thrilled and surprised.
‘I’ve had messages from China, Pakistan, from almost all the European countries.
‘It is gratifying and good to know that I had the support of so many people around the world who were hoping the situation improved.
‘Now I am preparing for the Olympics!’

Cristiano Ronaldo rabona free-kick the best FIFA 15 goal ever?

There’s basically nothing Cristiano Ronaldo can’t do on a football pitch – except maybe a rabona free-kick.

For that, we have to go to the virtual world of FIFA 15. A video uploaded to YouTube by 101 Great Goals shows Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a pretty ridiculous rabona free-kick from 20 yards out against Barcelona.

We’ve been treated to some real classic rabona goals already this season in real life, from Erik Lamela’s in the Europa League to Sean Geddes in the FA Trophy. It seems to be the flavour of the month at the moment.

I don’t think even Cristiano Ronaldo, presumptive Ballon d’Or winner for a second straight season, would be outrageous enough to try this in a real match though.

Smack bang in the middle of the pitch, 20 yards out, virtual Ronaldo steps up and rabonas the ball into the top corner before celebrating in trademark Ronaldo style.

FIFA 15 reclaimed the top spot on the UK all formats chart during the week ended December 6.

EA’s football game secured the No.1 position for the first time in a month and a half, pushing the previous week’s bestseller, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, down to No.2 in the process.

Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4 were non-movers at No.3 and No.4 respectively, while Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham jumped 14 places to No.5 following retailer promotions.

The Crew was the highest new entry at No.6. The PS4 version of Ubisoft’s racing game accounted for 59 per cent of first week sales and the Xbox One edition for 33 per cent.

Assassin’s Creed Unity, Minecraft Xbox Edition, Minecraft PlayStation Edition and DriveClub rounded off the top ten, while PS3 exclusive Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 Remix debuted at No.31.

How to Make Coins in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

How to Make Coins in FUT 15 – FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Coins Making Guide

In this article, we review some easy coin making tips in FUT 15. With this tutorial you will learn how to earn a lot of coins in a simple way and without spending real money. There are many options to earn coins fast in FIFA 15 UT. Here we go through some of them:

Play and Complete Matches
Playing and finishing any type of matches will cause you earn coins. Make sure you complete the matches you are going to play. Do not leave a game even when you’re losing it, even a loss gives you some amount of FIFA coins as for match rewards. You can see how many coins you have earned with details in Match Awards list after completing a match.

You will earn coins for goals you scored, corner kicks, match possession percentage, shots on target, clean sheets, man of the match winner, successful tackles and pass accuracy percentage. But, offsides, goals against, fouls and cards also will cause you coins reduction.

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Match Coins

Play single player (offline) season and tournament matches. By finishing tournaments and seasons you will earn coin awards – no matter if you are eliminated, relegated, held in the current season or promoted. Set your difficulty level to low (amateur, semi-pro etc.) if you’re not able to beat the AI, however in higher divisions and tournaments you have to play in high level of difficulties.

Playing against the Team of the Week (TOTW) will also give you coins. If you win against an active TOTW match, you will make coins from 150 to 1000 coins (depending on the difficulty level you choose).

Here is a trick to take the challenge against the Team of the Week: Start playing with the highest level of difficulty which is the “Ultimate”. If you cannot beat it, then go down (try Legendary), if you still cannot beat them, go for Professional and so on. This will let you earn coins until you complete the Team of the Week challenge. You should go from the highest to the lowest.

FIFA 15 Coin Boost

Buy the Coin Making Items from the Catalogue
At EA Sports FC Catalogue you can get FUT Coin Reward Boosts which will give you additional FUT coins for your next matches. After buying FUT Coin Reward Boosts by spending FCC, it will automatically add coins to your rewards after a certain number of your next matches – the number of matches depends on the boost item you buy.

To do so, go to the Catalogue window, then to Ultimate Team tab. There, depends on your FCC (Football Club Credits) and the level you have reached, you will see your unlock items. Look for the “FUT Coin Reward Boosts”. Once you move over the item, it shows the details at the right hand side window, which says how many FUT coins you will get for how many matches and how many FCC you need to spend on that item. BTW, your FCC number is visible on the top right of your screen – at Notification panel.

There are also some UT tradeable items at Football Club > Catalogue > Gameplay section, they are Ball and Kit Bundles. Yes, you are able to trade these items on FUT Transfer Market once redeemed.

Trade Players and Other Items
Trading players is also a good way to earn coins in Ultimate Team. The simplest way to do so is to buy a player card and sell it for a higher price. Keep in mind that EA is taking a 5% taxation from each selling transaction, so once an item is sold on transfer market, five percent of it goes to EA. That means to profit from a transaction, your benefit should be more than 5%, otherwise you will lose coins.
Check out our FUT Tax Calculator which helps you calculate EA tax before you do your actual transaction – URL:

Besides trading players, trading other cards and items are also useful to make virtual money (coins). Manager cards are also good to trade with. Sometimes, you can find some manager cards with a low Buy Now price. For example, once I found a Juergen Klinsmann card for 200 Buy Now price, I managed to buy it and sold it for 2200 coins. I guess the owner didn’t have any idea what was happening, perhaps because he didn’t know much about the managers and manager cards or something like that.

Here are some common and easy ways to trade player and other cards for making coins:

– The One Hour Transfer Window
Usually, people put their items on the Transfer Market for one hour as the minimum auction time is an hour. This opportunity allows you to get many players and other items for a cheaper price. The thing you need to do is to go to Transfer Market and check item’s Remaining Time. Go to the cards that have 59 minutes left – To do so, you need to scroll the page a lot – So, be patient. Then see the good players/items with low Buy Now price, then buy them and re-sell them for higher prices.

– Buy to Quick Sell
Some cheap players or items that you can find on transfer markets are actually offered with a cheaper price than their Quick Sell values. For example, players with 78 overall ratings can be quick sold for 312 coins. So, if you see a 78 player card on the market with 300 coins or even below, buy it immediately, because, by quick selling them you can still earn money fast. Check out also our FUT Quick Sell Prices to find out all cards quick sell values – URL:

FUT 15 Team of the Week 12

FUT 15 Team of the Week 12 – December 3

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Team of the Week #12

FUT 15 TOTW 12 is available on December 2, 2014 from 6pm UK time.

Starting Eleven
– GK: Felix Wiedwald – Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)
– CB (LB): Gaël Clichy – Manchester City (England)
– CB (RB): Glen Johnson – Liverpool (England)
– CB (RB): Darijo Srna – Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
– LM: Florian Thauvin – Olympique de Marseile (France)
– CM: Miralem Pjanić – Roma (Italy)
– CM: Matías Fernández – Fiorentina (Italy)
– RM (RW): Carlos Vela – Real Sociedad (Spain)
– CAM: Beñat – Atheltic Club de Bilbao (Spain)
– ST: Óscar Cardozo – Trabzonspor (Turkey)
– ST: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar – FC Schalke 04 (Germany)

Substitutes & Reserves
– GK: Moisés Muñoz – América (Mexico)
– LB: Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United (England)
– RM: Zoran Tošić – CSKA Moskva (Russia)
– RW: Nathan Burns – Wellington Phoenix (Australia)
– ST: Josip Drmić – Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany)
– ST: Benik Afobe – Milton Keynes Dons (England)
– ST: Pablo Granoche – Modena (Italy)

EA Sports’ FIFA 15 Finds Its Feet on Next-Gen Consoles

I’ve reviewed so many versions of EA Sports’ FIFA soccer games over the years that I’m fresh out of superlatives.

“Best,” “boldest” and “slickest” have pretty much lost their meaning, with FIFA having vanquished many foes since the series kicked off in 1993. Last year’s game — the first for next-gen consoles — showed promise, but some rough edges.

This year, the flagship EA franchise, which comes out Tuesday for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and multiple other consoles for $59.99, is essentially competing against itself. Rival Konami released only a limited demo of its Pro Evolution Soccer 15 game, with the full version due out in November. In previous years, the two games hit the shelves on the same day, making for late nights of testing and head-to-head comparisons.

Stripping out hyperbolic “-ests,” FIFA 15 is a fun, realistic soccer simulation with deep online and community elements. It’s a game that feels at home on next-gen consoles. The graphics of the Xbox One version I tested were crisp and detailed — down to the wet footprints left by players dribbling on a rainy pitch. Gameplay was smooth, not even coming close to testing my eighth-generation console’s processing power. No helicopter noises from my console, at least.

Because I was playing the retail version pre-release, there were no online games for me to play. I tried single and multiplayer with my 16-year-old son, who also regularly fiddles with the EA Ultimate Team web app, buying, selling, trading and trying to build up a concept team.

We found only one glitch we hope will be fixed in a first-day patch: Our game froze just after a goal, with players standing around and waving their arms at midfield. It cost my son some coins and a match bonus, as he was poised to win the game.

As in years past, you can play using teams from different leagues around the world or select licensed national teams. EA has brought back tournaments galore in FIFA 15. There are over 50 different national tournaments from multiple countries and leagues. If that’s not enough, you can craft your own custom tournaments, such as a 32-team World Cup.

Controls haven’t significantly changed, that I could see, but if you’re feeling uncertain about how to play, there are skill games that will both help you get used to the controller buttons, sticks and triggers and play sharper on the field.

A nice touch was the automatic adjustment of skill level for your first FIFA 15 game. After that, the game suggests a skill level for you — one you can accept or change.

Part of EA’s messaging about FIFA 15 is the unrivaled intelligence of what it’s calling the “next-gen goalkeeper,” and I see the vast advances made in making goalies smarter and move more fluidly and responsively, like their real-world counterparts — including “Secretary of Defense” Tim Howard. It would be a pleasant change from the annual tug-of-war between advances in offense and defense features in the game.

But my experience thus far is that the offense-defense tussle is still alive and well — and overshadows the advances in goalkeeping. Pace is vital in this game, and if your attackers are faster than your defenders, you’ll almost always win, no matter how good the keeper’s stats, reactions and animations are.

I don’t mean to slag off FIFA 15’s artificial intelligence. It’s very good, and some of it isn’t immediately obvious.

EA says there’s a lot going on under the hood in terms of AI. If you believe what the developers say — and I have no reason to doubt them — player avatars are guided by an emotional intelligence feature. That means they not only display situation-appropriate simulated emotions, but they also have attitudes about or feelings toward each and every other player on the field. And those develop, positively and negatively, over time based on the game’s flow. You’ll see them displayed via circa 600 new animations.

Multiple collisions or fouls might result in pushing, shoving and confrontation. If a player does well, teammates are encouraging. Suck up the joint, and they’ll display frustration every time you just miss the post or sky one over the top of the net.

Not that I care much, but the dynamic match presentation feature brings the simulated emotions into the stands. Fans cheer, chant and behave differently in different venues.

AI partially rescues the booth dronings of Martin Tyler and Alan Smith is a tie-in between those precious fan moments — a cheer, a singing of an anthem — and commentary about them. Otherwise, you get the same tired patter as in years before.

Now, the downside of a smart AI. As I mentioned above, EA has spent a lot of time and resources positioning this game as centered around valiant goalkeepers. And at high skill settings, keepers move like cats and make some amazing saves. But what happens when you play at “amateur” level? Keepers’ moves — like diving for a ball — appear over-exaggerated, and the smart AI looks, well, just stupid.

I couldn’t believe one keeper’s reaction to a two-on-one attack. He crouched, spread his arms and legs wide and pulled a Robert Green, just standing still as the ball zoomed through his legs and into the back of the net. Another time, my keeper was in perfect position to catch a straight-on shot. Instead, he never moved his widespread arms and let the ball just bang off his chest.

The absolute best thing about FIFA 15 is its collision physics. They’re just crazy, maybe even a bit over the top. There’s a lot of pushing and shoving, jockeying for position. Little guys get decked by big guys. Players who are off-balance get dumped. And I’d swear I saw some flopping in the game.

EA also hit a sweet spot with upgraded Ultimate Team this year, accessible on your consoles, on the Web and via smartphone or tablet apps. For newbies, UT lets you build and play your own teams and leagues. You acquire packs of 12 items, including players, club items, like patches and kits and consumables, such as fitness boosts that last for a game.

You can acquire packs with coins you win by playing games, but if you’re really impatient — as many people are — you’ll start using real money to speed up the team-building process, and that is a good thing for EA’s bottom line. Hardcore UT players don’t mind spending, because it makes their online competition even more killer.

EA knit its UT community even tighter this year, bringing a “concept team” feature into the game. Last year, you had to use a third-party site to plot out your “all-Bundesliga-players” or “over-six-footers” teams, hopping in and out of UT mode to check on what players you needed to buy. That was a smart move by EA, because it, of course, increases the chances that you’ll start spending your coins to turn those concept teams into reality in UT.

If you’re a FIFA nerd, you’ll tip your cap to some of the game’s nice touches. This year, when you score a goal, the net lifts up on goals, and the screen shakes. Celebrations are easy because there’s a whole menu, complete with button and stick commands for you to learn. And for the first time that I can remember in a FIFA game, you actually have a chance to beat the goalie with a header, while he’s trying to catch a ball in front of the goal.

Unless an update of a game franchise is really revolutionary, I’m usually hesitant to suggest anyone but the biggest fanboys go out and spend 60 bucks for the new title. Though there’s nothing really revolutionary about FIFA 15, I’m breaking with that this year.

FIFA 15 has dozens of advances and new things — too many to mention here. It is a strong evolutionary successor to FIFA 14. It plays better and more smoothly and takes full advantage of physics, graphics and game-engine developments made in other EA titles. The developers seem more at home programming for the Xbox One this year. For the first time in a long time, I felt this was a sports simulation that’s almost 100% complete, and I haven’t even really dug that deeply into the game yet.

With its tournaments, online play and Ultimate Team, FIFA 15 is a game I expect to play regularly throughout the year.

The FIFA 15 Community Wishlist

Development of FIFA 15 started a long time ago and usually concludes well before the game’s official release date. That means in order to get your ideas heard, you have to contribute them well before it gets too late.

Fan input is important to any games success and FIFA 15 is no different. This is an important year especially with this being the first PlayStation 4 and XBOX One FIFA title with a full year of development behind it.

Leave your thoughts, ideas, or suggestions for FIFA 15 in the comments section below. Whether you want improved graphics, additional leagues, a change to FIFA Ultimate Team, more realistic gameplay, or some minor specific detail, the only way for your voice to be heard is to speak up.

The FIFA 15 Community Wishlist

Be sure to read through other peoples comments and give them a thumbs up if you like their ideas.

EA Sports Boosts Tim Cahill’s Rating in FIFA 15

The other week, we saw the top player rankings released for FIFA 15. Amid the usual arguing about ratings assigned, there was a particular outcry by fans on the behalf of New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill. EA Sports had assigned the Socceroos star’s rating as just 69. Tim Cahill is actually featured on the cover of the Australian edition of FIFA 15, and is one of the brand’s ambassadors. Gamers, furious about his low rating, launched a deluge of complaints at EA, stating that the decision was “disrespectful,” “a disgrace,” “disgusting,” and other words which we probably shouldn’t type here. Some gamers even threatened to boycott FIFA 15.

We still don’t why EA made the initial decision it did. Having hunted around, we haven’t found much in the way of comment from the publisher—except an excuse which may or may not have any truth in it. EA claims they never rated Cahill with a 69, and that the number in question was “pulled from a resource without access to final FIFA 15 data.”

The statement is a bit strange, since the word “final” suggests that at some point they were considering giving Cahill a 69. Regardless of the details, they have listened to their players and have boosted Tim Cahill’s rating from 69 up to 74. This is only partially satisfactory, and in some ways still seems to be an insult. Why? Last year, Cahill rated a 75. Players with ratings of 75 and above are considered “gold cards,” in the FIFA games. While EA has boosted Cahill’s rating, they have not returned him to gold card status.

Do you think EA was being deliberately misleading with their vague statement, or that the 69 rating really was just a false rumor? Are you angry that Cahill still doesn’t rate a 75? Vent your frustrations in the comments below. Be sure and check out the Top 50 player list if you haven’t yet to see where all of your favorite stars rank.

And finally, make sure you pre-order FIFA 15 before the pre-order time window closes! FIFA 15 is coming out in just a couple of days, and you really don’t want to miss out on the incredible bonuses. Right now for $59.99, you can pre-order the standard edition and get 15 free Ultimate Team packs! For just $10 more, you can get 40 Ultimate Team packs, Messi on loan for your first 5 season games, the Adidas Predator collection, the Adidas All-Star team, and three new celebrations!

FUT 15 Web App is finally up !

This year EA Sports has not released the Web App in the announced date: September 17 (Wednesday). They did it one day later. Now you can access and start your season. Before you do it, we suggest you to take a look to our advices about what is expecting you. It doesn’t take more than 2 minutes and it will be important to you be more prepared, especially if it is your first Web App early access.

Where is the Web App ?

If you are one of those that can’t get in the Web App, check the URL again, try to use another browser or clean the cache of the one you are using. Remember that many thousands of gamers are trying to access. If you can’t enter, try later.

Turn on Login Verification

In the near future, Login Verification will be a mandatory step before you can access the FUT 15 Web App. It is very easy to do it. Just enter on your Origin account here and enable it. Then, just confirm the email or sms they have sent to you, verify your FIFA Ultimate Team Secret question and answer and store your codes in a safe place.

I’m new to FUT !

Sorry but if you are new to FUT, Web App early access is not for you. Only gamers who have created a security question/answer on their consoles before August 1st 2014, are eligible to start the Web App now.

How many packs ?

Besides the starter pack, you will get at least one welcome back pack. The amount of packs you get depends of your FUT 14 activity. If you played EA Sports FIFA World Cup Brazi 2014, you will get a bonus.

Bad luck ?

No, it is not bad luck. It is like this with every one. To pull a Messi or any other great player in the starter pack is virtually impossible. Don’t dream with great cards because you will be disappointed. Welcome back packs are a slightly better but keep your expectations low.

More packs

If you want to buy packs you will need to use your few coins. You can only transfer FIFA Points on a console with EA Access or the retail version of FIFA 15. If you have EA Season Ticket for Xbox 360/PS3, you will be able to transfer your FIFA 14 Points to FIFA 15 Points during the early access period for EA Season Ticket.

I can’t make profit !

Buy low, sell higher is more difficult in the first days than in the rest of the game because the cash flow in the market is very low. Be patient. As soon as the game is launched everything will change.

Need help !

If you feel lost, follow our guides to start FUT 15. Click here, here and here.

It’s in the game!

Don’t forget that it is just a game. Eat, drink and sleep as you usually do in any other day. There are other things more important in life.

FUT United for FIFA 15 – Questions and Answers

FUT United for FIFA 15 – Questions and Answers

Q: What is FUT United for FIFA 15 ?

A: FUT United is an event that EA organizes for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team players.

Q: Which are the highlights of FUT United for FIFA 15 ?
A: FUT United is know by three main offers: the chance to get VIP tickets for a BPL match or win 1 million coins; a special tournament; and special Happy Hours.

Q: What exactly are the prizes ?
A: One package which includes includes round-trip airfare and accommodations for two people to see two Barclays Premier League matches in Manchester and London on the weekend of December 6-8, 2014 and ten unique winners of 1 million coin prize packs for use in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.

Q: Which BPL matches are these ones ?
A: Southampton vs Manchester United and Manchester City vs Everton.

Q: How can I be eligible for these prizes ?
A: Play and win any FIFA Ultimate Team match (which includes the mode’s introductory match, seasons, tournaments and challenges, both online and off) in FIFA 15.

Q: This contest is valid for which countries ?
A: Austria, Bulgaria, Canada (excluding Quebec) Chile, China, including Taiwan, France, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, the United States (excluding Florida and New York).

Q: When do I need to win a match to get the chance to win these prizes ?
A: Between 7PM GMT on November 14, 2014 and 11:59PM GMT on November 16, 2014.

Q: These prizes are available for all platforms ?
A: Yes. Players of Playstation 3, Playstation 4, XBox 360, XBox One and PC can win it.

Q: How is the FUT United Tournament ?
A: It is a on line / single player tournament that takes place during the weekend and with good prizes. You can know more about it here.