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FIFA 19: This is what the Europa League Final looks like on this year’s game

Bags of detail but some corners may have been cut

FIFA 19’s big addition this year was the introduction of the Champions and Europa leagues.

However, while much attention has been placed on the former – the latter hasn’t been given much time to shine. Until now.

That’s because the first footage of the Europa League has made it online – and it’s looking spectacular.


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It’s very similar presentation to the Champions League treatment

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It’s very similar presentation to the Champions League treatment

Before the game kicks off, there’s a cutscene showing the players walking out on to the pitch – with the trophy taking centre stage.

As the players line up, a giant Europa logo is displayed in the centre of the pitch – much like they do in the Champions League.

Nice detail here

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Nice detail here

Gameplay presentation is as expected, bar little details that round off the presentation package.

The small logo in the top left is a nice touch.

Certainly looks the part

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Certainly looks the part

So, what happens if you win?

Well, annoyingly, it looks as though EA is using the same cut-scenes as if a team wins the Champions League.

We’re treated to the team picking up the trophy on the podium before fireworks and confetti shoot into the air.

Champions

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Champions

And just like in the CL mode, we’re then given a parting shot of the team lying by the trophy.

Lads.

Now, obviously, this makes sense as it’s far easier to develop a base cutscene and then shift around a few elements rather than re-write the whole thing.

Hmm… haven’t we seen this before

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Hmm… haven’t we seen this before

However, I can’t help but feel slightly disappointed that there’s not a unique celebration for this competition.

As this is taken from the demo version of the game, EA may yet be working on a a few tweaks to help give the celebration its own unique character.

But as things stand, I’m slightly underwhelmed.


FIFA 19 The Journey: Everything you NEED to know

Fans of The Journey have previously followed primarily Alex Hunter’s story as he grew from an amateur player to a pro, with EA recently announcing Hunter would be joining Real Madrid in FIFA 19.

Hunter’s sister Kim Hunter and his best friend Danny Williams will be playing a much larger role in this year’s FIFA.

They have all been given a separate story that will eventually intertwine together.

Hunter and Williams are both striving for the Champions League Trophy

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Hunter and Williams are both striving for the Champions League Trophy

The Champions League is the focus and it’s likely we will see Williams and Hunter face off in the finals for the trophy.

It has also been confirmed that the three protagonists will cross paths with ‘some of the world’s most famous footballers’.

Neymar Jr. will play a role in The Journey: Champions

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Neymar Jr. will play a role in The Journey: Champions

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