EA Sports has done all it can to make FIFA 18 the most realistic football game ever.
While it’s easy to focus on the lifelike player models and (relatively) slick gameplay, there’s one authentic addition that risks being overlooked by gamers – and it could make all the difference.
Every single pitch in the game features different dimensions, which will affect how players perform.
For one, if a pitch is wider, then wingers will have more space to attack down the flanks. If a pitch is more narrow, they’re less likely to get the runaround.
The same goes for stamina.
Having a larger area to cover means that players will get tired more easily – another aspect that’s likely overlooked by gamers when going into a match.
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If you’re lacking pace on the wings or have a team lacking stamina, try to play games at Stoke’s bet365 Stadium.
It’s the narrowest pitch in the game measuring just 100 x 64 metres.
If you’re confident with your wide men, opt for the Santiago Bernabeu, which at 107 x 72m, is the widest pitch in the game.
Annoyingly, FIFA 18’s new stadium dimensions can’t be found anywhere – yet. Still, for all the others click here