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FIFA 18: Di Maria DROPS Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona for himself in the latest FIFA SBC

The Argentine, who's struggling for game time at PSG, clearly prefers the right wing all to himself

This week’s FIFA 18 SBC sees Angel Di Maria doing the draft – and the line up is arguably one of the most controversial yet.

The Paris Saint-Germain star, 29, who has struggled for game time in real life, decided to pick himself over Lionel Messi on the right wing – with the Barcelona star left to warm the bench.


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Di Maria’s ex Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo leads the line in a 4-3-3 formation, with Neymar on the left.

Di Maria benched two of Argentina’s best players so he could make the squad

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Di Maria benched two of Argentina’s best players so he could make the squad

Andrea Pirlo, Marco Verratti and Andres Iniesta make up a strong midfield with another Argentina legend, Diego Maradona, on the bench.

Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique make up a formidable defensive unit, while Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon is between the sticks.

Elsewhere, FUTMas kicked off last week, and saw EA Sports begin to flood the market with lightning rounds, new pack offers and increased chances of finding in-form players.

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Real Madrid maestro and FIFA 18 cover star Cristiano Ronaldo will be on most people’s wish lists during the FUTMas promotion

However, hundreds of angry fans have flocked to the FIFA sub Reddit claiming the SBCs are not worth the money.

One SBC in particular, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, is coming under fire for its hefty 200,000 coin price tag.

One gamer wrote: “Prices are just dumb – 200k for a Mkhitaryan?! It’s not even a central card, one inform would make it obsolete.”


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On the plus side, the promotion is still in its infancy, so we’d expect to see better cards arrive in the coming weeks.

FUTMas is due to run until January 2nd, 2018 – with the best offers arriving on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


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