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FIFA 19: Cristiano Ronaldo is the cover star for FIFA 19

Well, that was a surprise...

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the FIFA 19 cover star.

The 33-year-old was revealed as the front man on Twitter – rounding off an incredible season for the Real Madrid star.

FIFA fans will be treated to a first look at this year’s game at EA Play on June 9, which takes place a day or two before E3 (You can read our full E3 guide here).

EA Sports is heading to Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles where they will unveil their 2018 games portfolio – one of which will be FIFA 19.

You can read more about the FIFA 19 reveal here. We’re almost certain to see a trailer drop on June 9, too.

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Will FIFA 19 have the Champions League?

Yes. FIFA 19 will feature the Champions and Europa Leagues, according to a leak from a commentator who works on the series.

Fox Sports commentator Evert ten Napel expressed his excitement at the addition of both competitions for FIFA 19.

He said: “For about six or seven days a year, I record updated lines [for the game] in the studio in Utrecht with Youri Mulder [another commentator].

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Cristiano Ronaldo showing off the Champions League trophy on PES 2018

“In 2019 as well, the game will get even better, because they’ve added the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

“I’m almost finished with the 2019 version, which will then go to the test center ] some very good players will check everything and after that, it will go to the stores in October.

“And then all those weirdos will be standing in line again at midnight.”

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It comes as Konami and UEFA ended their partnership, which ran for the past 10 years.

You can read more about Konami losing the Champions League licence here.

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