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FIFA 19: Usain Bolt’s Ultimate Team card may have just been leaked

The Jamaican is currently on trial with Australian side, Central Coast Mariners

Former Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt may be about to get a run out on FIFA – that’s if this latest ‘leak’ is anything to go by.

The eight-time gold medallist is currently on trial with Australian side, Central Coast Mariners.

Usain Bolt featured on PES 2018 – and was unstoppable

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Usain Bolt featured on PES 2018 – and was unstoppable

The Jamaican still hasn’t managed to clinch a contract but having already come off the bench for the club, there’s every chance this will happen.

Now a card has appeared online, appearing to show what Bolt’s stats could be.

As expected, his 99 pace would make him the fastest player in this year’s game – topping Brazilian Ronaldo’s impressive 97.

Sadly, his other stats aren’t too great – with just 40 shooting 35 passing and 57 dribbling.

Still, that pace, though.

It won’t be the first time Bolt has appeared in a football game. Last year, the Jamaican was playable on PES 2018, for those who bought a special-edition bundle.

Konami even brought the former Olympian’s trademark lightning celebration into the game.

Usain Bolt scores with a left-footed shot in the trailer

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Usain Bolt scores with a left-footed shot in the trailer

As per his potential FIFA card, his pace was rated 99 – but other stats were underwhelming.

Still, we’re sure Ultimate Team fans would love to give him a run out.

What are the biggest changes in FIFA this year?

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

Here are the most important.

Neymar was a big part of the FIFA 19 trailer

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Neymar was a big part of the FIFA 19 trailer

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.

Tactics

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.


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


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

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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

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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 a 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

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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.