A complaint from previous years appears to have returned as FIFA 22 players are frustrated with referees blowing the half-time and full-time whistle when a goal is about to be scored.
FIFA 22 carries on the tradition of EA presenting simulated football across Ultimate Team, Career Mode, and a variety of other entertaining modes. But not everything can be nailed perfectly, and referees have always been a contentious issue in football games.
One of the most notorious complaints regarding artificial referees is their apparent lack of awareness and understanding of football context.
This has been highlighted with a clip showing a player being denied a blatant goal because of the ref blowing the whistle early.
Real-life referees need to have common sense when it comes to how a football match plays out as not all scenarios have concrete outcomes.
Sadly, A.I can only do so much, and xboxboi12 found this out the hard way when they were robbed of a guaranteed goal during their Pro Clubs match.
Right at the end of the first half of their Pro Clubs game, the opposition defender made a mistake, was dispossessed, and the player that nicked the ball squared it to the OP to tap into an empty goal…or so they thought.
As the ball hit the back of the net, with the clock still just about on the screen, you can hear the referee blow the half-time whistle, just before the ball crossed the line.
There was clearly no offside in the build-up to the goal as the defender kicked it against the attacking team, and the pass to the OG poster went backward.
It’s a case of the clock probably being a bit over what is considered to be the allotted time, and because the ball was passed and deemed to be “loose,” the ref blew his whistle.
This goes back to the real-life argument as if this scenario occurred during a real match, a referee would never blow the whistle if someone was shooting into an open goal.
Given that this is a problem that has featured in many different FIFA games, it’s unlikely that EA is going to patch it in FIFA 22.
For more FIFA 22 content, check out what is xG in FIFA 22 and how it’s calculated.
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FIFA 22 FUT Team of the Week 11 predictions: Griezmann, Maddison, more
Team of Week 11 is set to land in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team very soon, so here are our predictions for the players we expect to be included.
Another packed game week has been and gone, but which star performers are going to make it into FIFA 22’s Team of the Week? Here’s who we think will get in-form cards in FIFA Ultimate Team.
Next up is Team of the Week 11, so here are our predictions of who will be included in the next FUT TOTW lineup.
FIFA 22 Team of the Week 11 release day
The Team of the Week arrives in packs every Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, with an announcement from EA usually coming shortly before.
TOTW cards replace the normal cards of the player in packs for the duration of the week, meaning that the TOTW is the only version it is possible to pack for seven days.
Each wave of in-forms remains in packs until they are replaced by the next Team of the Week on the following Wednesday.
Team of the Week 11 predictions
There were some massive results around the world in the latest round of domestic fixtures, and some of the game’s biggest names showed up with top performances.
PSG defender Marquinhos tops our list for this week after scoring a brace in their 3-1 win over AS Saint-Étienne, while Leicester’s James Maddison scored a goal and assisted two against Watford.
Elsewhere, Ihlas Bebou scored a hattrick for Hoffenheim in their entertaining 6-3 win over Furth, while Dries Merten‘s wonder strike for Napoli helped his side to a 4-0 victory over Lazio.
We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out the official squad for Team of the Week 11, but, until then, here are our best predictions.
- James Maddison – 84 OVR / CAM / Leicester City
- Illkay Gundogan – 86 OVR / CM / Manchester City
- Marquinhos – 89 OVR / CB / PSG
- Dries Mertens – 86 OVR / ST / Napoli
- Antoine Griezmann – 86 / ST / Atletico Madrid
- Antonio Candreva – 84 OVR / RM / Sampdoria
- Max Gradel – 81 OVR / LM / Sivasspor
- Ilhaus Bebou – 81 OVR / RW / Hoffenheim
- Lisandro Lopez – 94 OVR / GK / Lyon
- Lukasz Skorupski – 81 OVR / GK / Bologna
- Berat Djimsiti – 82 OVR / CB / Bergamo Calcio (Atalanta)
- Fabien Centonze – 81 OVR / RWB / Metz
- Ghislain Konan – 81 OVR / LB / Stade Reims
- Ian Escobar – 75 OVR / LWB / Godoy Cruz
- Moussa Diaby – 84 OVR / RW / Bayer Leverkusen
- Juanmi – 81 OVR / LM / Real Betis
- Daniel-Kofi Kyereh – 71 OVR / CAM / FC St. Pauli
- Danny Drinkwater – 78 OVR / CM / Reading
- Matt O’Reilly – 75 OVR / RW / MK Dons
- Marcus Berg – 81 OVR / ST / IFK Goteburh
- Pablo Valcarce – 78 OVR / ST / Burgos
- Thomas Lehne Olsen – 76 OVR / ST / Lillestrom SK
- Duncan Watmore – 76 OVR / ST / Middlesbrough
Those were our predictions FIFA 22 Team of the Week 11. We update this page every seven days with the next batch of TOTW guesses, so be sure to check back here every week.
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FIFA 22 Black Friday promo: FUT Signature Signings & Best of TOTW 1
Black Friday in FIFA 22 is set to start soon – here’s everything we know about the next FUT event including new Signature Signing cards.
FIFA 22’s Black Friday promo is finally here, bringing new Ultimate Team Signature Signing cards, Best of TOTW packs, SBCs, coin discounts, and much more.
It’s also a chance for EA to bring back some of the best TOTW cards of the year so far that fans might have missed out on.
FIFA 22 is no different, so here’s everything coming as part of this year’s FUT Black Friday bonanza.
- FIFA 22 Black Friday start date
- Club Signature Signings
- SBCs, objectives, and packs
- Best of Team of the Week
FIFA 22 Black Friday start date
This year, Black Friday falls on Friday, November 26, 2021. FIFA fans can expect the event to kick off in-game at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT on the day.
EA surprised players in FIFA 21 by starting the festivities with pre-Black Friday content a day early. If they take the same approach this year, drop into FUT on Thursday, November 25, 2021.
As soon as the time comes, the bombardment of lightning rounds, SBCs, and objectives will begin. It will conclude four days later on Tuesday, November 30, after another day of Cyber Monday celebrations.
FIFA 22 Black Friday Best of TOTW Team 1
A staple of Black Friday in FIFA has always been Best of TOTW packs. The 11 best in-forms from the year so far return to packs alongside the current TOTW.
They tend to be accompanied by a ‘Best Of TOTW Upgrade’ SBC, guaranteeing one of these unreal cards walks out of the pack.
This year’s Best of TOTW has not only re-released the best cards from the season so far, but have also included hand-selected cards to receive a boots, leaving out players like Neymar and Mane who were expected to get upgrades.
You can view the 11 Best of TOTW Team 1 cards below.
- Kylian Mbappé (92 – ST) – PSG
- Mohamed Salah (91 – RW) – Liverpool
- Son Heung-min (90 – LM) – Spurs
- Luis Suárez (90 – ST) – Atletico Madrid
- Leon Goretzka (88 – CM) – Bayern Munich
- Phil Foden (90 – LW) – Manchester City
- Jesus Navas (86 – RB) – Sevilla
- Roberto Firmino (86 – CF) – Liverpool
- Theo Hernandez (86 – LWB) – AC Milan
- Vinicius Jr. (85 – LW) – Real Madrid
- Dayot Upamecano (84 – CB) – Bayern Munich
FIFA 22 Black Friday Signature Signings
While last year’s Black Friday event introduced Record Breakers, EA Sports have taken a slightly different route for 2022’s Ultimate Team event.
- Read more: Every FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promotion ranked
Signature Signings takes a look at the “best and most impactful transfers” in recent football history, picking out players who have made incredible contributions to their new teams. There are 11 players in total, who are:
- Kevin De Bruyne (93 – CAM) – Manchester City
- Milan Skriniar (88 – CB) – Inter Milan
- Wissam Ben Yedder (87 – ST) – AS Monaco
- Axel Witsel (87 – CDM) – Borrusia Dortmund
- Raul Jimenez (86 – ST) – Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Andrej Kramaric (86 – ST) – Hoffenheim
- Diego Carlos (85 – CB) – Sevilla
- Youcef Atal (85 – RB) – OGC Nice
- Renato Sanches (84 – CM) – Lille
- Marcus Edwards (84 – RW) – Vitoria De Guimaraes
FIFA 22 Black Friday SBCs, objectives, and packs
Over the course of the Black Friday promo, FUT fans are showered with players to grind for and packs to open.
Lightning rounds of high-value packs will hit the store regularly. These can be bought with coins and FIFA Points as normal, but there are only so many for the entire player base to fight over. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
You can also expect to see promo packs on the store at a discount. For example, Prime Gold Players Packs (45k) could be on sale for 22,500 coins.
Daily SBCs are a common feature of Black Friday, giving out both pack and special player rewards, such as Flashbacks. These only last 24-hours, so be sure to check the back every day not to miss out.
Finally, there will be objectives to complete, again offering pack and player rewards. These can range from scoring a certain number of goals with players from a certain league, to having to build a special squad and play FUT Friendlies.
With the promos we’ve seen so far in FIFA 22, there’s also a chance we might also see some of the best Rulebreakers, Ones to Watch, or Road to the Knockouts cards come back. However, this is not confirmed.
That was everything we know so far about Black Friday in FIFA 22. We’ll be updating this page as EA drop more details about this wallet-shredding event, so check back here for future updates.
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FIFA 22: How to Complete Emmanuel Dennis Ultimate Team Silver Stars Objective
One of Ultimate Team’s most underrated objectives has gifted players another gem, here’s how to secure Silver Stars Dennis in FIFA 22.
Fifa 22 players won’t want to miss their chance to snap up Watford’s Emmanuel Dennis Silver Stars. The Nigerian is available after completing certain objectives.
After joining Watford from Belgian side Club Brugge, Dennis has settled into the English Premier League nicely. While Dennis is traditionally a striker, coaching mastermind Claudio Ranieri has utilized him as a left-midfielder as of late. The results of playing out wide have been fantastic.
Dennis picked up a goal and two assists in a shock victory over giants Manchester United. This display is what inspired the Silver Stars upgrade. It’s safe to say Dennis has no shortage of Pace and Dribbling potential.
Emmanuel Dennis Silver Stars Objective requirements
The objectives for Silvers Stars players have largely remained unchanged for most of FIFA 22. With that being said, there are three requirements to complete.
- Win 3: Win three matches in the Live FUT Friendly: Silver Lounge.
- Score 8: Score eight goals in the Live FUT Friendly: Silver Lounge.
- Assist 6: Assist six goals in the Live FUT Friendly: Silver Lounge.
These objectives certainly aren’t the most difficult to complete. Considering the reward is a Silver card, EA has measured this objective adequately. Most players can even complete the objectives in three matches. That is, if you’re able to win three in a row.
Is Emmanuel Dennis worth it?
Silvers Stars Emmanuel Dennis is quite simply a beast. If you’re looking to run a silver squad for whatever reason, you may want to consider Dennis. In fact, even those running Premier League teams can give him a try for Rivals matches.
- Read more: Every FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promotion ranked
Right off the bat, the biggest change comes at his position. Dennis’ base silver card is positioned at striker. Giving him the LM designation increases Dennis’ versatility. Secondly, Dennis benefits from a major stat boost in all six of his base categories.
Dennis feels great out wide thanks to his 96 Acceleration. This Acceleration will help you get to lobbed through balls first. You would think his frame might feel clunky out wide but his 95 Agility and 86 Balance combine to make Dennis feel intuitive on the wing.
His 99 Jumping certainly goes to waste as he’ll likely be putting crosses into the box rather than getting on the end of them. Of course, his shooting leaves a lot to be desired. Although 86 Shot Power is nice to have, you’re probably better off using Dennis as a setup man.
Speaking of setting players up, Dennis’ underrated Dribbling stats make him an excellent wide player. Only one out of six in-game Dribbling stats dips below 80. With excellent Pace, Dribbling, and 4* skills, you’ll want to drive at your opponent’s right-back.
Get your best silver team together and head into the Silver Lounge to earn your Emmanuel Dennis. Owning one decent silver squad to use for various objectives can be very rewarding and Dennis can surely fit right in.
Here’s a closer look at the highly anticipated FIFA 22 Black Friday promotion set to hit Ultimate Team November 26.
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