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1[[quoteright:260:]]˛[[caption-width-right:260: ''[[{{Tagline}} We are FIFA.]]''[[note]]Top row: The first game (''FIFA International Soccer''), ''96'', ''98'' and ''2001''. Bottom row: ''2006 World Cup'', ''09'', ''2010 World Cup'' and ''12''.]][[/note]]˛˛->''Game after game after game, I realize now what's most important in my life: football. Show me something more thrilling than a perfect volley. Tell me you've never dreamt the immaculate strike, taking part in a moment when an entire nation holds its breath. Tell me that football is not our one common language, when the whole planet stops for 90 minutes to be witness to that one thing we all understand. Yeah, you can tell me I'm wrong. Some may say it's just a game. But this is about heroes and tribes, loyalty and devotion. It's our commitment and our passion, our battle and our belief; this is our faith. Now, feel the fever of the crowd, hear the roar of the faithful. You are Ronaldinho, you are Wayne Rooney. This is [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball the beautiful game]]. This is your moment.''˛-->--''FIFA 06'' intro speech˛˛Another franchise of {{Sports Game}}s from [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA Sports]] and one of the most popular worldwide, alongside ''VideoGame/MaddenNFL''. ˛˛The ''FIFA Soccer'', or simply ''FIFA'', series is the first [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball soccer]] game series to get a FIFA license. Being one of the few games (if not the only game) with licenses from various soccer leagues in the world, the game enjoys a wide selection of teams from the most prestigious to the downright obscure. The series is also known for giving its games soundtracks consisting of an eclectic, varied collection of SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic.˛˛The series has come a long way from its first installment ''FIFA International Soccer'' ("[[FanNickname FIFA 94]]", even though it was originally released in 1993) which boasted a unique isometric view compared to the standard top down or side views of its competition. In a few years ''FIFA'' soon established itself as a major force in sports videogames and amassed a dedicated following that continues to grow to this day. ˛˛UsefulNotes/EuroFooty is the main focal point of the games. Not only the gameplay is generally modeled after a mixture of the main playing styles of Europe, also a massive majority of the teams are from there. They even had license from UEFA to produce their UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague spinoff before {{Creator/Konami}} bought it from them (until 2018, when their contract expired, allowing ''FIFA 19'' to officially feature the competition). It must be noted, however, that the developers have made a genuine effort in later years to bring in more leagues from around the world, resulting in a game that gets more and more diverse every time.˛˛Over the course of its history, ''FIFA'' has had missteps. This was due in small part to stagnation having been around so long, and the series' early foray into next-generation physics. However, recent entries have proven very successful among fans and critics alike, thanks to the devs spending real quality time polishing the game rather than just tacking on new features. Over the last several years, FIFA has created such momentum with its fanbase, that it is now the best-selling sports series in the world, as well as one of the best-reviewed.˛˛In addition to the yearly releases of the game, there are special edition games for soccer events which vary from the UsefulNotes/FIFAWorldCup to the UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship which serves as the LicensedGame of said tournaments.˛˛----˛!!Tropes:˛˛* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent:˛** ''11'' allows you to play goalkeeper for the first time. Explaining: even when you play as your whole team, you usually don't get to do much with your goalie since the AI does pretty much all the saving for you. Playing goalie, though, you obviously have to do all the work.˛** ''16'' brings women's footy into the game for the first time ever, though one cannot play them against the men (though that's true of real life too, in an official capacity), or use them for Be A Pro mode; they are restricted to facing other women's teams in friendlies or the Women's [[strike:World Cup]] International Cup.˛** ''17'' introduces a story mode called "The Journey". This allows you to play as Alex Hunter, an English prospect looking to break into the Starting XI of a [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Premier League]] club. Whether Alex succeeds depends on how well you play as well as the decisions you make with other characters. The story continues in ''FIFA 18'', which continues Hunter's story and involves him joining clubs outside England for the first time, and concludes in ''19'', with Hunter taking on the Champions League.˛* AnnouncerChatter:˛** This ''is'' a sports game, after all. Though how much chatter you have depends on how good a match is: if it is a monotonous draw with both teams on the defensive, you may have the announcer silent for quite a while. It can also get funny if the announcer only goes on saying the name of whoever the ball's just been passed to, until someone steals it or it goes out of play.˛** The more recent entries have them dropping trivia or commenting on teams during these more dull moments.˛** Martin Tyler has his moments where he and Alan Smith are LeaningOnTheFourthWall, especially during a very impressive set of passes, which he will note "[[MediumAwareness is just like a computer game.]]"˛* ArtificialStupidity:˛** The very first game had a notorious exploit in which, if you stood right in front of the opposing goalkeeper as he was about to take a goal kick, he'd blindly kick it straight into you, allowing you to run past him and score. This meant AI teams could be torn to ribbons ''[[ by a four-year-old]]''.˛** The AI in ''FIFA 2000'' was noticeably more prone to making mistakes than it had been in either of the previous two releases, and was almost totally inept when it came to dealing with set-pieces.˛** ''FIFA 95'' invoked this with the Stupid Team cheat, turning whichever team it was used on into a hilariously incompetent bunch of halfwits.˛** In at least the N64 version of ''FIFA 98'', a player who has the ball in the opposing penalty area will sometimes decide he doesn't have enough space and pass it all the way back to the halfway line instead of going for goal.˛* AudienceParticipation: ˛** Most regions get a cover vote, where players can decide who will be displayed (usually alongside global cover athlete Lionel Messi) on the cover in that region. This is also how Marco Reus was voted to be the cover athlete of ''17'', over Eden Hazard, James Rodriguez and Anthony Martial.˛** In ''15'''s Ultimate Team, the Futties, where the highest voted players in 10 categories got a special pink In Form card.˛* BilingualBonus: In more recent entries some of the background sound includes announcements over the stadium's tannoy system, for instance how many minutes will be added at the end of the half. If for instance you are playing in Serie A the announcements will be in Italian.˛* {{Bowdlerise}}:˛** Quite a handful of the songs in ''FIFA'' soundtracks are too racy for an E-rated game, so they have their naughty bits muted out in the game. Examples include Norwegian electronic duo Datarock's "Fa-Fa-Fa" in ''08'' (which contains a lot of - admittedly metaphorical - references to drug usage) and Music/BlocParty's "Ratchet" in ''14'' (which contains swearing and references to alcohol and drugs). And then ''15'' features the song "L.A.F." by Broods. You know what that stands for? "Loose As '''Fuck'''". In ''18'', The War On Drugs' name is censored as well.˛** Also, from ''08'' onwards, alcohol sponsorship is removed from any team or league that have them in real life. Examples include the fact that Celtic and Rangers did not have the Carling logo on their shirt when they were sponsored by them, the Carlsberg brand removed from the Liverpool kits, the Belgian Pro League is not sponsored by the Jupiler brewery, and Sturm Graz having a generic crest when it featured the Puntigamer logo.˛** Betting companies avoid this for the most part. The biggest exception is the Sky Bet EFL having its sponsor removed and its teams originally given Sky Sports sleeve patches instead, now the patches are closer to real life but with the offending wordmark removed and the Gamble Aware one on the left sleeve completely blanked out.˛* ButtMonkey:˛** The poor goalkeepers, in order to have realistic scores but to compress the games to only a few minutes, are made to be less competent than other players, in a way that even the best goalies can be easily scored against.˛** Averted in the Arena kickabouts. The keeper there is as competent as he can be.˛* ClassicCheatCode: The earlier games had these, allowing the player to have invisible walls, balls that went in crazy directions, or half-witted teams. ˛* CreatorCameo:˛** Back when the games didn't have the [=FIFPro=] license to use real players (the first game and ''95'' only), all players were fictional. Some of them were named after people in the development team; some with their name intact (e.g. England's Bruce [=McMillan=] and Italy's Joe Della-Savia), others with slightly altered names (Brazil's Janco Tianno from Jan Tian, and Germany's Kevin Piknell from Kevin Pickell, for example).˛** If you look at the credits for ''13'', you'll see a guy called Nick Channon as one of the producers. He was England's goalkeeper in the first two games.˛* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Whilst in some regions it is now known simply as FIFA, it was and is still released in parts of the world (ie. North America) as FIFA Soccer/Football. So basically it's name would be '''F'''édération '''I'''nternationale de '''F'''ootball '''A'''ssociation Football. Or in English the International Federation of Association Football... Football.˛* DifficultySpike: The earliest games had three difficulty levels: Amateur, Professional and World Class. While you could easily grow accustomed to Amateur level, to a point you could even curbstomp the other team effortlessly, the AI [[TookALevelInBadass always took a level in badass]] when you moved up to Professional. And don't get us started on World Class. Thankfully fixed in later installments.˛* DynamicLoading:˛** Since the transition to seventh generation, the game lets you do kickabouts (or skill minigames, starting with ''13'') with a random player of your team of choice while the next match is loading. You'll know it's finished loading when the training arena is replaced with the stadium, or the "Press Start to Enter Game" box appears - however, you can keep going for as long as you like until you press Start.˛** Also, when a player is subbed out, the game stops for a quick load; this is disguised by showing a random player (or the one that's about to be subbed out) pacing around the pitch. Since the switch to the Ignite engine in the eighth-gen of ''14'', more animations were added to give the illusion of a football broadcast on TV, such as replays of goals and other important moments in the match.˛* FunWithAcronyms: The FIFA Ultimate Team mode is commonly shorthanded to FUT, which also happen to be the first three letters of the word ''football'' in Portuguese ("futebol") and Spanish ("fútbol").˛* GameBreakingBug: "The Danish League bug" caused the game to skip a season after the second reason with a Danish league team, and every other season after it. EA forum members complained, and managed to deconstruct the bug within a month after being reported. Took several seasons to get it fixed.˛* GameMod: Has one of the most dedicated communities on the Internet, with fan-made patches including official kits for unlicensed teams, updated rosters/kit sets for older games, faces for certain players, leagues that are otherwise unrepresented in FIFA (Eastern European leagues are pretty frequent) and so on.˛* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A famous Man U fan chant, set to the tune of "This Old Man", is kept in despite its profane ending, "Why don't City fuck off home?". Presumably it sneaks by due to the audio being garbled by the end so that it can't be made out clearly, but footie fans know exactly how that CrowdSong goes.˛* HarderThanHard: The higher difficulties in the recent games is challenging without any shame. UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup qualifiers in particular can be nerve-wrecking.˛* InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike / UnfortunateNames:˛** On the FUT fansite Futhead, users like to create teams with players with funny-sounding names in English. Players such as Kim ''Dong Suk'', Florian ''Dick'', Matthias ''Cuntz'', Jakub ''Cunta'', Oh Seung ''Bum'', Yaya ''Banana'', and Danny ''Shittu'' are only a few of the "unfortunately" named footballers in the game.˛** The first game had a player in Canada named Jeff ''Dyck''.˛* ItsUpToYou: The "Be a Pro" and "The Journey" modes.˛* JokeCharacter:˛** Gangwon FC's Moon Byung Woo in ''FIFA 14'' (42 rated), Exeter City's Paul Tisdale in ''15'' (40 rated[[note]]he's actually Exeter's ''manager'' and had been retired for three years at that point; he got back into playing for the start of the season because many of the team's players had gone down with disease[[/note]]), and the Indian national team in ''14'' and ''15'' (the only 1-star rated international team.)˛** Erzgebirge Aue reserve midfielder Tommy Käßemodel, with a rating of 46, is the worst player in ''18''. Funny thing is, he's actually the team's ''kit man''; he's not even a professional. He is only on the team because Aue had to enroll him to satisfy the Bundesliga's rule that each team had to have at least four players from their own youth teams, and Aue only had three; Käßemodel was added as their fourth homegrown player because of his experience playing as goalkeeper in the youth team.˛* LongRunner: At least one game per year since 1994 and still going strong. ''FIFA 18'' is the '''twenty-fifth''' entry in the main series. Not too many games can get to that figure (at least not without seeing their sales dwindle with every yearly installment), and that's not counting spinoffs like ''FIFA Manager'' and the World Cup games.˛* MissionPackSequel: Same deal as ''Madden'', except every once in a while they add newer leagues into the mix. For ''FIFA 12'' they added the entire [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship Euro 2012]] championship as an expansion, and in ''14,'' UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup was playable as the World Cup, not as its generic counterpart the International Cup.˛* MultiPlatform:˛** Every yearly installment (barring ''95'', which was exclusive to the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis) is released for every commercial console that year. Notably, there are some consoles that still get them at the very end of their market life, like ''98'' for the Genesis, ''2005'' for the original UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and ''14'' was last-ever UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game in America[[note]]Ironically, the last-ever [=PS2=] game in Europe -- and worldwide, thus the last [=PS2=] game '''ever''' -- is its rival, ''Pro Evolution Soccer 2014''[[/note]]. Though they've been saying since about ''11'' that "this is the last one to be released on [=PS2=]"...˛** In fact ''98'' was the last-ever Genesis game in Europe and ''2005'' was the last-ever [=PS1=] game in America.˛** Just to further elaborate: ''14'' was released across ''three'' generations, with [=PS2=], [=PS3=] and [=PS4=] among the systems that received it.˛* PurposelyOverpowered:˛** The Classic XI team is filled with legendary players and have maximum attributes on everything. Oddly, they lack people like Pelé and Maradona (who are reserved for FUT Legends), but considering how powerful the team is ''without'' them...˛** Also Team of the Year cards in Ultimate Team, honoring the best players of the year selected by FIFA themselves. ''15'''s edition featured players rated from 89 (David Luiz) to [[UpToEleven 99]] (Cristiano Ronaldo).˛˛!!''The Journey'' exhibits the following tropes:˛* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Hunter Returns allows us to play as characters other than Alex for the first time: we play as [[spoiler: Kim]] for [[spoiler: her debut for the US women's national team]], and the entirety of Chapter 6 (should you play it) is played as Danny Williams as he leads his team to the League Cup and saves his career. In Champions, Kim and Danny are fully playable and have their own stories in their perspective. ˛* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Insulting Alex through his father is ''not'' a good idea. Li-Li and Toro have to stop him from beating Gareth up at the tunnel when Gareth feels the need to push the button before the FA Cup final.]]˛* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Alex Hunter wins the Champions League if you pick him over Danny, however, should you choose Fame over Family, he will become an international superstar and attract more media attention, however Kim is very disappointed and saddened that she’d feel like she being ditched again by her half-brother and more likely that his family will become more upset at him.]]˛** [[spoiler: To add more bitterness, if Alex did not apologize to Toro earlier, when Alex approaches him after he wins, Toro will bitterly ignore him and simply walking away with a sour face.]]˛** [[spoiler: If you lose the Champions League Final as Alex, he will be reminded by Cezares that failure is a learning experience and tells that there will always be next year. But he still re-unites with his family that he is proud of his efforts nevertheless. If Danny loses, he will sob over his match defeat. However, his brother Terry comforts him and as well offers his Champions League medal to Danny.]]˛* ButNotTooBlack: Alex is the son of a white father and a black mother.˛* TheCameo:˛** Not counting your teammates, some real-life football pros make quick appearances in the cutscenes. First Alex bumps into Marco Reus before his team plays against Reus' Borussia Dortmund in the pre-season. Then Harry Kane gets signed onto Alex and Gareth's team (which incidentally leads Alex to getting loaned; this counts as Kane's screentime is limited). Later, when Alex lands a sponsorship deal with Adidas, he is introduced to Angel di Maria at a photo shoot.˛** This is continued in "Hunter Returns" - Hunter interacts with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gyasi Zardes, and one of Dele Alli, Thomas Muller and Antoine Griezmann.˛** This is continued even further in "Champions" when the three interact with Kevin De Bruyne, Neymar Jr, Paulo Dybala, and Alex Morgan.˛* CareerEndingInjury: Harold's fate in his football career.˛* CharacterBlog: Alex Hunter's Twitter feed can be seen between matches, in which supporters and journalists (some real-life ones), as well as in-game characters, comment on his performances. Danny and Kim also have their own blogs as well in "Champions".˛* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Gareth and Dino did not appear in "Champions" for unknown reasons. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] that Dino was fired from "Hunter Returns" if Alex didn't win any silverware.˛* CorruptCorporateExecutive:˛** Ultimately averted with Michael Taylor, despite hints that he would just try to profit off Alex's success. He's a childhood fan of Jim Hunter, and managing his grandson became the next best thing to him.˛** [[spoiler: Zig-zagged(ish) in "Hunter Returns". Michael tries to push through a move for Alex to Real Madrid because he wants a star player on his books to revitalise his career (and it is implied he did the same with Walker), making him ignore a lot of sense and gambling with Alex's career and England hopes - but he is devastated when the deal falls through, and desperately believes he's doing the right thing. If you sack him after the whole fiasco, he will accept it without question, and only say that "it's been an honour representing you".]]˛* DialogueTree: For every question you're asked you have three options of answer: Fiery/Showman/Brash (cocky responses which fans tend to like, but don't sit too well with the manager), Cool/Swagger/Nerdy (comments downplaying the question, which work well with the manager but aren't too well received by the crowd) and Balanced (the most diplomatic choice, which may or may not raise points with both). Like in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', your choices will determine how your career will play out (whether or not the coach will be willing to put you among the starters, or how many social media followers you gain or lose - a Cool character, notably, tends to make your number of followers drop).˛* DisappearedDad: Harold, Alex's father, walks out on his family during the final of the London Under-11 Cup and doesn't come back [[spoiler:until the ending, where Alex just brushes him off]]. Their relationship does get better in Hunter Returns, though, when Alex meets him in America and learns about [[spoiler:Kim being the reason that he had to leave. Hell, if the player sacks Michael, Harry becomes your agent after going to LA.]] [[spoiler:Their relationship get even better in “Champions”, and after the years, he re-unites with Jim at the end.]]˛* AFatherToHisMen: The team's assistant manager, Andy Butler. Dino Agostino, the gaffer at the Championship, is a more laid-back version. Gonzalez in "Hunter Returns" as well, though he is a bit more... poetic. Cezares as well, though he's strict.˛* {{Foreshadowing}}:˛** After Alex's interview with Rio Ferdinand, he meets Gareth while leaving the studio. When Michael runs into them, the following exchange occurs:˛---> '''Michael''': Gareth. Didn't know they had you for this.˛---> '''Walker''': Why would you? You haven't been my agent since that mess of a transfer, have you?˛** Gareth then tells Alex that Michael 'is a bit of a joke' and was the reason for his transfer 'blowing up the way it did'. [[spoiler: Michael then proceeds to completely mess up Alex's career by trying to force a move to Real Madrid, causing Alex to lose his spot at his club and jeopardise his career. Alex can sack him once the window closes.]]˛* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:After either Alex or Danny had [[EarnYourHappyEnding earned their happy ending]] after the Champions League Final which would be the true ending either way, it then flashes back to 2018 where Alex, Danny and Kim play a 3v3 football game against Thierry Henry, Alex Morgan and Rio Ferdinand at Venice Beach.]]˛* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Alex will meet Angel Di Maria a lot earlier than the photoshoot if Chelsea or Arsenal are chosen, as Tottenham would not sell Harry Kane to either club, being their rivals.˛* GenerationXerox: No matter which team you choose after the exit trials, it will always be the one Alex's grandfather played for.˛* GoodLuckCharm: Jim Hunter's old league ball, which was passed down to Alex, who practiced with it as a kid and, even as a pro, he always takes it with him to the dressing room of his team. He touches it before every match for luck. [[spoiler:Before the FA Cup final, his teammates do the same. In a heartwarming gesture, Alex gives it to Kim when he leaves LA.]]˛* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Foreign characters sprinkle their speeches with their native languages: French for Li-Li, Spanish for Toro and Italian for Dino. In their brief appearances, Marco Reus and Angel di Maria speak only German and Spanish, respectively.˛* GreenEyedMonster: Gareth towards Alex once they turn pros. [[spoiler:When they meet at the FA Cup final, Gareth reveals he has always been DrivenByEnvy, and only approached Alex as a kid because he thought Jim's contacts could score him a good contract once he turned pro.]]˛* InTheBlood: Every Hunter (except Catherine) we meet in the series has footballing talent. Jim was obviously a legend in his day, Harry was at least good enough to be considered for England before his injury, and Alex is (story-wise, anyway) a star and England prospect at 17. [[spoiler:As is Kim, who makes her debut for the US women's national team at 17 herself.]]˛* {{Jerkass}}: When Alex and Gareth go pro, Gareth starts getting more chances at the first team, with Alex initially being used as a substitute, leading to him getting loaned. Gareth then lets his fame go to his head, even as the team does not perform so well. By the time Alex gets back from loan, Gareth has changed from his childhood best friend to a jerk who just wants to relish on his newfound fame and one-up Alex - to the point that his first act upon learning Alex would return is to ''sign himself off to the team's main rivals''.˛--> '''Toro:''' Walker went for the money. That's what you missed, hombre.˛* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:˛** Danny Williams. Introduced in the exit trials as a high-class smug little bastard, he later becomes Alex's teammate in the Championship and they become VitriolicBestBuds, much to Gareth's chagrin when he finds out (not undeservedly though).˛** [[spoiler: Danny's older brother [[BigBrotherBully Terry]] is also fitting. He starts out as a mean brother and calling him a “[[InsultOfEndearment Beanpole]]” much to Danny’s chagrin. But when Danny defeated his brother in the Champions League, he becomes more [[BigBrotherInstinct instinctive]]. He becomes more supporting to him in the Final and hell, he congratulates Danny if he wins the [[UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague Champions League]] title saying that he deserves the win. If Danny loses, Terry will offer his Champions League medal and a hug to express the former's sympathy towards Danny.]]˛* KidHero: In terms of professional sport, Alex, who is 17. Although you ''do'' play with him as a ten-year-old in the prologue. Danny and Kim also join in too in "Champions".˛* MeaningfulEcho: When Jim gives Alex his ball, with which he scored his hundredth goal, he describes it as "February 1969, Coventry City away. Left foot volley. Sweet as a nut". Alex echos those words when he gives the ball to [[spoiler:Kim]].˛* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Li-Li (Philippe Bernard) and Toro (Joaquín Gallo).˛* PassionateSportsGirl: Kim Hunter definitely sports this trope.˛* SequelHook: [[spoiler:At the end, Alex finds out he is being touted as a prospective addition to the English national team.]] [[spoiler:At the end of “Hunter Returns”, Hunter receives a phone call from an agent who is actually interested in him and makes an offer. Potentially offering him a spot at Real Madrid.]]˛* SiblingRivalry: Danny and Terry at the Champions League semis. Until Terry had a change of heart after Danny defeats him.˛* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Things could've turned out a bit different if Toro didn't point out that Gareth and Alex wouldn't be able to play together in the starting team since they share the same position.˛* UnexpectedGameplayChange: A few times in "Hunter Returns". The game starts with what is pretty much ''FIFA Street'' instead of normal, full-pitch football.˛** [[spoiler:In "Champions", does the same here: Alex challenging Kim in a best of 5 at his house.]] [[spoiler:Even Alex challenges Neymar in his house in a form of volleyball-esque football.]] [[spoiler:There is also one scene Kim challenging Alex in the hotel corridor.]]˛** [[spoiler:Also at the very beginning, you get to play as Jim Hunter, relieving his [[SportsHeroBackstory glory days]] in 1969 of how he scored his 100th goal in his career. Turns out to be a video documentary Alex, Danny and Kim are watching.]]˛* VitriolicBestBuds: Alex and Danny throughout the 3 Journey stories. Though they are slightly more on the friendly side.˛* WeUsedToBeFriends:˛** Alex with Gareth.˛** [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when Alex and Danny compete in the [[UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague Champions League]], they still remain [[VitriolicBestBuds friends]] regardless of the results.]]˛** [[spoiler:Danny and Ringo, regardless if you fire Micheal or betray the latter.]]˛* WellDoneSonGuy: Harold felt he was always like this with regards to Jim, and the final straw came when he was forced to retire due to [[CareerEndingInjury injury]]. Trying to force Alex to become the star he never could be only drove a wedge between him and his family, and so he left them when Alex was 10. [[spoiler: Except it wasn't. The real reason Harold left is that his and Catherine's marriage had fallen apart,and he decided to take care of his daughter through another woman, leaving Alex in the care of Catherine and Jim.]]˛* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Alex gripes with this for a while as an adult, trying to reach Harold as he's working abroad. [[spoiler:At the end, however, Harold comes back, and Alex rejects him without a word.]] Their relationship does improve in "Hunter Returns", though. [[spoiler:In "Champions", their relationship improves even further. Yet at the end he finally comes home and re-unites with the family and appears that he reconciled with Jim and Catherine, which would ultimately [[AvertedTrope avert]] this trope.]]˛˛!!''Volta Football'' exhibits the following tropes:˛* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: This mode enables the player to play street football. A game mode from ''FIFA Street''.˛* ButtMonkey: Peter Panna for good reason.˛** He argues with his team that could lead to his bail out once Jayzinho is injured.˛** Gets nutmeg by Jayzinho getting a laugh from Revvy and Syd.˛* BittersweetEnding: At the final match. Revvy and his squad faces Jayzinho and the street legends which [[spoiler: The former wins]] and [[spoiler: Jayzinho gets to be a part of the winner's picture since Revvy tells Vinicius that it was Jayzinho's idea to enter Revvy into the competition and includes him as a winner too.]]˛* TheCameo: Beatriz Villanova and Alex Hunter from ''FIFA 18'' and ''FIFA 19'' made a cameo appearance. [[spoiler: Beatriz informs Revvy and his team that they are invited to an exhibition in New York.]] and [[spoiler: Syd gets a picture with Alex Hunter.]]˛* CareerEndingInjury: Jayzinho get his knee broke after they win a street tourney which he soon takes recovery at the time when Revvy and Syd arrived in Rio. [[spoiler: sooner of after that said time. Jayzinho begins to face against Revvy and Syd.]]˛* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Syd, Bobbi and Revvy are starstruck to face to face and duel against [[spoiler: Real Madrid Vinicius Jr. and AKKA 3000 inventor Issy Hitman]]˛* CripplingTheCompetition: Revvy takes Jayzinho's place as leader during the New York Pro Street. Jayzinho is not happy for it˛* ImprobableSportsSkills: Player can perform tricks. And [[spoiler: gets a tutorial part at Rio]]˛----


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