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FIFA 19: 200 new faces and 16 new stadiums that will get fans of Spanish Football very excited

Some great news for footy fanatics

With the FIFA 19 demo hopefully coming to us in the next few weeks, EA is revealing tonnes of new features.

The latest reveals are set to change the way the game looks.

In a trailer titled ‘The Definitive LaLiga Experience,’ there are hundreds of screen grabs, tidbits and information that were announced and hinted at.

Mostly to do with, you guessed it, the Spanish league.

16 of the 17 stadiums from La Liga have been added to the game

16 of the 17 stadiums from La Liga have been added to the game

The atmosphere

Selfies are here, fans in the crowd can be seen taking selfies with each other and filming the game, both in pre-game cutscenes and during games.

The crowd now also rock some pretty hefty custom banners, with flags of clubs and countries waving in the background.

Although this won’t be drastically changing the gameplay… it’s nice to see some appreciation from the fans when you score a worldie.

FIFA 19 is getting with the times as fans in the crowd now take selfies

FIFA 19 is getting with the times as fans in the crowd now take selfies

New faces

Players from the Spanish League are getting a fresh look.

EA has said there will be 200 new faces scanned into the game from the European League, delighting supporters who will be happy to rid of the basic character look of players from previous games.

Spanish sides have been giving a fresh look with 200 new player face scans

Spanish sides have been giving a fresh look with 200 new player face scans

16 new stadiums

FIFA 19 is going all out in delivering a full experience when it comes to the La Liga league.

Giving fans of Spanish football every stadium bar one.

Barcelona FC still has a contract with Pro Evolution Soccer, meaning their stadium Camp Nou will not be featured in FIFA 19.

Despite this the whole Barcelona side have been face-scanned, world-renowned Lionel Messi hasn’t been cut off this time.

Check out the full La Liga trailer below.

FIFA 19 is out September 25th.

FIFA 19 Standard and Champions Editions are available to pre-order from GAME and Amazon

So the FIFA 19 demo is close with all signs pointing to a September release.

While there’s been little to no information about what’s included, a recent preview event used a game code that, in theory, should be rather similar.

Using that as a guide, we’ve pulled together everything you need to know about the FIFA 19 demo.

How many teams will be in playable in the demo?

There will nine teams to choose from in the demo.

These are as follows:

  • Bayern Munich
  • Juventus
  • PSG
  • Man City
  • Man United
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Real Madrid
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Tottenham Hotspur

Amazingly, Dortmund were only just added to the roster after the German team dumped PES and switched allegiances to EA.

It’s not known yet what stadiums will feature, but we’re almost certain there won’t be nine of them.

The demo will likely offer offline play with up to two players – and may include a playable section of The Journey, although no details have been confirmed.

There are also a host of new gameplay features and tweaks set to arrive in this year’s game.

Here are the most important.

Neymar was a big part of the FIFA 19 trailer

Neymar was a big part of the FIFA 19 trailer

Will I be able to play online?

No – the demo will be offline only.

Will The Journey be included?

Highly unlikely – but perhaps a trailer may make the cut.

Sweet spot

If you tap Circle or B just as your foot hits the ball, you massively increase the chance of striking it into the top corner.

It’s all about timing, so get it wrong and you’ll be punished with a scuffed shot.


Game plans have been introduced this year – which are set up before a match.

Here, you can set what tactics your team has depending on certain situations – such as if they’re 1-0 up or losing a match.

Once you have made the plans, simply assign to a D-pad press and you’re good to go.

Unlike last year, when it was hard to see if a tactical option had been executed, there’s now a clear toggle for on-the-fly instructions.

We’ve seen this before

We’ve seen this before

You’re also now able to adjust your team’s width and depth, as well as instruct your full backs what kind of runs to make in attack or your centre back to cover certain areas of the pitch.

There’s greater control over your team’s defensive style, too – with new settings: “pressure after possession loss,” “constant pressure,” “drop back,” “balanced,” and “pressure on heavy touch.”

Sounds great!

Revised mini-map

A simple but welcome change.

One team will now have triangle icons, the other will have circles – so it’s easier to see who’s who.

Graphics look to have been tweaked and improved

Graphics look to have been tweaked and improved

Champions League

EA has got everything from the Champions League logo including the commentary team, Derek Rae and Lee Dixon.

It’ll also have its own mode and the ability to create custom tournaments. Amazing.

Europa League

This was slightly overshadowed by the Champions League announcement, but yes the Europa League will also be in FIFA 19.

Expect the full broadcast package, too.

General gameplay 

Passing has been re-worked to feel more natural, while an active touch system allows better first touches from different parts of the body.

It also opens up the possibility of a feint attack – where, as the ball approaches, you can shift your weight one way, before going the other.

Cristiano Ronaldo will be on the cover of FIFA 19

Cristiano Ronaldo will be on the cover of FIFA 19

Stepovers, too, are reportedly easier to pull off and look more convincing – making it harder for your opponent to defend against.

Finally, 50/50 battles over a loose ball will now take into account more variables than last year – such as reaction time.