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FIFA 18: Could the best African players beat the best Asian stars?

YouTuber Rich Leigh decided to find out

Who would win – a team made up of African stars or 11 of the best players from Asia?

YouTuber Rich Leigh decided to find out – and simmed the match on FIFA 18.


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In terms of ratings, the African team has a massive advantage – with most players scoring in the 80s. Team Asian, meanwhile, only has two players in the 80s, with most others hovering around the 70 mark.

The Africa team includes the likes of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohammed Salah – all known for their blistering pace.

How the two teams lined up – Team Africa clearly has the better players

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How the two teams lined up – Team Africa clearly has the better players

Algerian star Rihad Mahrez sits behind them, joined by Senegal’s Idrissa Gueye and the Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure.

The Asian team is captained by Spurs and South Korean star Son Heung-min, with Omar Al Soma and Japan’s Keisuke Honda making up the rest of the attack.

So, who comes out on top?

Team Africa hold up the ball well while Asia struggle to get into the game

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Team Africa hold up the ball well while Asia struggle to get into the game

It’s a shaky start for Team Asia, as Africa hold up the ball and launch an attack early.

But Team Asia fight back, and despite their lower ratings, mount a series of dangerous attacks.

By half time, it’s still 0-0 but Team Africa are dominating possession.

Although it’s neck and neck, Team Africa have had more of the ball by the end of the first half

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Although it’s neck and neck, Team Africa have had more of the ball by the end of the first half

90 minutes pass and, despite a few good chances, neither side can find the back of the net.

Then, 107 minutes into extra time, Samuel Eto’o comes off the bench and nets for Team Africa – with a stunning strike from outside the box.

Samuel Eto’o finally finds the back of the net for Team Africa

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Samuel Eto’o finally finds the back of the net for Team Africa

The game finishes 1-0 to Team Africa.

So, there you have it – despite being the better team on paper, Team Africa struggled to beat Team Asia.

But after a hard-fought battle, their class finally shines through.

CHECK OUT THE FULL MATCH BELOW.