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FIFA 17: The latest team of the season has one true hidden gem

The starting line up features Taison - a midfielder with a devastating combination of attacking stats

EA Sports has released the latest team of the season – this time featuring players from the ‘Rest of the World’.

While many of the players in the starting line up boast ratings in the high 80s, there’s one star in particular that catches the eye.



The starting line up for the ‘Rest of the World’ TOTS is much stronger than the bench

The 89-rated Shakhtar Donetsk midlfielder has a lethal combination of stats – with 98 pace, 95 dribbling, 90 shooting and 89 passing.

No wonder Chelsea wanted to sign him a couple of years ago.

While this top card costs more than 100,000 coins, his standard 82-rated Gold card is an absolute bargain – costing around 1,800 coins.

Taison’s winter upgrade card (82) is still decent and will set you back fewer than 2,000 coins

Taison’s winter upgrade card (82) is still decent and will set you back fewer than 2,000 coins

It’s nowhere near as highly rated, but with 92 pace and 86 dribbling, Taison will still be a force in attack.

Let’s have a look at the full line up:

Starting XI

  • GK: Franco Armani – Atlético Nacional (Colombia) – Argentina
  • RB: Darijo Srna – Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) – Croatia
  • LB: Ludwig Augustinsson – FC København (Denmark) – Denmark
  • CB: Andreas Johansson – IFK Norrköping (Sweden) – Sweden
  • CAM: Diego Buonanotte – Universidad Católica (Chile) – Argentina
  • CAM: Konstantin Vassiljev – Jagiellonia Białystok (Poland) – Estonia
  • LM: Taison – Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) – Brazil
  • LM: Miloš Ninković – Sydney FC (Australia) – Serbia
  • ST: Marcus Berg – Panathinaikos (Greece) – Sweden
  • ST: Guillaume Hoarau – BSC Young Boys (Switzerland) – France
  • ST: Esteban Paredes – Colo-Colo (Chile) – Chile


  • GK: Alexander Walke – Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) – Germany
  • LB: Léo Matos – PAOK (Greece) – Brazil
  • CM: Mike Jensen – Rosenborg BK (Norway) – Denmark
  • CAM: Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe – Legia Warszawa (Poland) – Belgium
  • LM: Scott Sinclair – Celtic (Scotland) – England
  • ST: Shinzo Koroki – Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan) – Japan
  • ST: Dejan Damjanovic – FC Seoul (Korea) – Montenegro

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