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FIFA 18: The Spanish World Cup ratings are here… but what the hell is going on with Isco’s card?

The Real Madrid man keeps the same score despite a huge upgrade

Another day, another set of World Cup ratings – this time for Spain. And they don’t disappoint.

The players heading to Russia (which can be seen in full here) are a mix of veterans and talented up-and-comers, and could be just a step away from glory if they can find the right chemistry.

The star-studded squad include the likes of a 91-rated David De Gea, an 87-rated David Silva and an 86-rated Isco.


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But look closely and there’s something not quite right with the Real Madrid man’s rating.

Let’s take a look at his standard 86-rated card.

Isco’s standard card

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Isco’s standard card

Now, look at his latest World Cup card.

The World Cup mode lands on May 29

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The World Cup mode lands on May 29

Yep, see the difference?

Isco has climbed a massive six points in pace while passing and dribbling are up two points.

Yet, despite the notable upgrades, he still keeps his 86 rating. We’ve seen players go up a point for much less.

It’s certainly a significant upgrade and makes the already impressive winger much more of a threat down the flanks.


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In fact, with 91 dribbling, he’s better with the ball at his feet than standard gold Cristiano Ronaldo, trumping the Portuguese’s 90 score.

Landing on May 29, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia download promises to deliver authentic gameplay, teams and stadiums in the single-biggest add-on since FIFA 14.

Griezmann in action for France

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Griezmann in action for France

EA confirmed the update will be arriving on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. The Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles appear set to miss out on the update.

A revised Ultimate Team mode will let you build your dream World Cup team as well as see the introduction of World Cup Icons.

All 12 stadiums from Russia are included in the update – as well as pitch environments, advertisements, dressings, national team banners and high-resolution crowds.

The Luzhniki stadium is just one of the arenas that will arrive in the free update

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The Luzhniki stadium is just one of the arenas that will arrive in the free update

Finally, for every Standard or Premium pack you purchase in World Cup Ultimate Team, you will receive equivalent pack value in FUT.

May 29 can’t come soon enough.

Remember, you can keep tab of all FIFA 19 news here.


Dream Team World Cup has landed

The greatest show on Earth just got that bit more exciting.

That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.

Dream Team World Cup

Can Messi finally achieve glory internationally?

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Can Messi finally achieve glory internationally?

The game officially launches on June 1but you can pre-register for the game now.

If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:

  • Download the Dream Team app
  • Create an account
  • Click on the World Cup banner below in the app and follow the pre-registration instructions

From Russia with a whole lot of love.

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