FIFA 23 is working with Adidas to bring previous real World Cup soccer balls to the game.
FIFA 23’s World Cup mode launches this week, and in preparation the game has introduced a number of official soccer balls from previous World Cups.
However, the move drew controversy from fans for a number of reasons.
First, the six balls cost 20,000 FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) Coins each, or 70,000 for the set.
While FUT Coins cannot be purchased in-game, third-party sites sell 70,000 for around £10 ($12).
With this amount of coins you can buy about 10 FUT packs, which is 120 players and items.
Despite the price, players were interested in the set to play with some of the more notorious balls from the World Cup.
The ball used in the 2002 World Cup is considered one of the worst in the sport due to its light weight.
Jabulani was used at the 2010 World Cup and was also known for his odd trajectory.
However, the soccer balls released as part of the promotion are just skins and will not play any differently than the normal balls used in the game.
Another complaint is that the ball used at the 2018 World Cup is mysteriously missing.
It is believed that the ball was not picked up in solidarity with Ukraine because the tournament was held in Russia this year.
This year, however, the World Cup will be held in Qatar, a country notorious for human rights abuses.
In particular, there are 37 deaths directly related to the construction of the stadium for the World Cup.
There are believed to be many more deaths that have not been reported in relation to the event.
There are reports that 6.5,000 migrant workers have died in Qatar since the country won football’s biggest event.
While developer EA Sports is not responsible for FIFA hosting the World Cup in Qatar this year, the game will still introduce World Cup mode to the game.
EA Sports will end ties with FIFA in the future due to royalties and rename the series to EA Sports FC.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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