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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 the beautiful game. This is your moment.
FIFA 06 intro speech

Another franchise of Sports Games from EA Sports and one of the most popular worldwide, alongside Madden NFL.

FIFA, also called FIFA Soccer or FIFA Football, is the first 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 Awesome Music.

The series has come a long way from its first installment FIFA International Soccer ("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.

Euro Footy 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 UEFA Champions League spinoff before 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 FIFA World Cup to the European Championship which serves as the Licensed Game of said tournaments.

On October 18, 2021, it was announced that FIFA will part ways with EA Games after 28 years. This was re-confirmed by EA on May 10, 2022, announcing that the series will be renamed EA Sports FC.


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     General Tropes 
  • Announcer Chatter:
    • 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 Leaning on the Fourth Wall, especially during a very impressive set of passes, which he will note "is just like a computer game."
  • Anti-Frustration Features: FIFA 22 introduces an interesting one in the form of the "celebration camera focus" option, which allows you to hide your opponent's goal celebrations. That way, if you're getting curb-stomped in Ultimate Team, you at least don't have to put up with your opponent taunting you after every goal.
    • Averted in FIFA 14 on PS4 and Xbox One, and in FIFA 15 on PC - The switch to Ignite engine introduced unskippable cutscenes, much to players' annoyance. These were mostly triggered by the same events (yellow/red cards, offsides, reactions to missed shots, etc.) as in the previous game. Most players still mashed buttons in a desperate attempt to advance the game, but this was no longer possible.
    • To keep track of how many players have been sent off, red cards will appear above the team's name in later games.
  • Artificial Stupidity:
    • 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.
    • In most of the editions, if keepers caught the ball too close to their goalline, they could accidentally score an own goal during their catching animation. In this YouTube video note  there is footage from FIFA 2000, FIFA 2003 and FIFA 20, proving this bug’s presence in the mentioned games, and indicating that it was most likely present in all editions for two decades. It was finally patched out in FIFA 21, where keepers are aware of their goal line and have extra animations coded for them dealing with these situations.
    • In almost all FIFA games, referees are prone to making… interesting calls. In FIFA 17, for example, your attacking player could be assaulted in various ways including shirt pulling, or even an elbow to the face, and their whistle stayed silent, while in Real Life these would be obvious fouls. Also in FIFA 17, your striker could be brutally tackled, but if that happened after they successfully managed to shoot the ball, the referee never called a foul, not even inside the penalty area.
    • Also referee-related is the fact that in all editions, the half time and full time whistles are treated in quite a frustrating fashion. Frequently, you would be clean through with your striker after receiving a through ball, beating the last defender, getting ready to outsmart the keeper in the one-on-one situation you created… and the whistle blows for half time or full time. Normally, in Real Life, referees tend to let attacks play out (or fizzle out, depending on the situation), and hardly ever interrupt them to blow for the end of a half. In FIFA, however, there are even times (although much more infrequently than the previous scenario) when your shot on goal is interrupted mid-trajectory by the HT or FT whistle, which obviously never happens in a Real Life professional match.
    • Introduced in FIFA 16, and present in all editions onwards, Goal Line Technology is added to the game. Due to imperfections in the game’s coding, GLT is often activated in situations where there is no need for it at all, for example after a shot comes off the crossbar, where any player could comfortably see during play that the ball landed at least a meter away from the goal line, the game still makes a point of showing how it was not a goal.
  • Audience Participation:
    • 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.
  • Bilingual Bonus: 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 Bloc Party'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.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • 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.
  • Classic Cheat Code: The earlier games had these, allowing the player to have invisible walls, balls that went in crazy directions, or half-witted teams.
  • Creator Cameo:
    • 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.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: 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 Fédération Internationale de Football Association Football. Or in English the International Federation of Association Football... Football.
  • Dynamic Loading:
    • 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.
  • Formula-Breaking Episode:
    • 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 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 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.
    • 20 introduces "VOLTA Football". A new game mode heavily focusing on 3v3, 4v4 or 5v5 football in small-streets, utilizing the futsal rules, akin to FIFA Street.
  • Fun with Acronyms: 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").
  • Game-Breaking Bug: "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.
  • Game Mod: 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. Some even go back and update older editions of FIFA for the current season both for preference reasons and the fact that the Frostbite engine, in use since 17, made modding the game somewhat more complicated and limited.
  • Harder Than Hard: The higher difficulties in the recent games is challenging without any shame. The World Cup qualifiers in particular can be nerve-wrecking.
  • Isometric Projection: Used in the 16-bit games.
  • It's Up to You: The "Be a Pro" and "The Journey" modes.
  • Joke Character:
    • Gangwon FC's Moon Byung Woo in FIFA 14 (42 rated), Exeter City's Paul Tisdale in 15 (40 ratednote ), 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.
  • Long Runner: 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.
  • Mission-Pack Sequel: Same deal as Madden, except every once in a while they add newer leagues into the mix. For FIFA 12 they added the entire Euro 2012 championship as an expansion, and in 14, The World Cup was playable as the World Cup, not as its generic counterpart the International Cup.
  • Multi-Platform:
    • Every yearly installment (barring 95, which was exclusive to the Sega Genesis) 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 PlayStation, and 14 was last-ever PlayStation 2 game in Americanote .
    • 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.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: The earlier games didn't have permission to use player names and likenesses, only club names, so just had teams of generic players.
  • Palette Swap: Used in the 16-bit games, as every player and goalkeeper looks exactly the same, except for the kits that represent the team.
  • Pose of Supplication: Players who score own goals in later games might do this in a cutscene.
  • Product Placement: Used since the very first game, as the stadium is seen covered with logos for Panasonic or EA's own 4-Way Play peripheral for example. Overall, however, these are mostly seen on teams' sponsors on their kits; stadium adboards are mostly generic for FIFA the game, FIFA the organization, and EA. Only the biggest leagues and a few clubs with licensed stadia have their own specific boards, in which product placement was more rife in the period between 98 and at least 2005.
  • Purposely Overpowered:
    • 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 99 (Cristiano Ronaldo).
    • In the earlier games, the EA All Stars team was this, pretty much being a team loaded with players with maxed out stats.
  • Real Is Brown: Usually averted, but for some reason, 07 played this straight by applying a yellow-brownish filter that made it look as though the pitch you were playing on hadn't been watered in weeks.

     The Journey 
  • Alpha Bitch: Melanie Trembley, who is Kim Hunter's rival.
  • Berserk Button: 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.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Either Alex or Danny you choose, one side will have a Good Ending if you win and the other will have a Bad Ending if you lose and vice versa.
    • If you choose Alex, after winning the match, 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.
    • To add more bitterness, if Alex did not apologize to Toro earlier, when Alex approaches him regardless if he wins or loses, Toro will bitterly ignore him and simply walking away with a sour face.
    • 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.
  • The Cameo:
    • 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.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Harold's fate in his football career.
  • Character Blog: 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".
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Gareth and Dino did not appear in "Champions" for unknown reasons. Justified that Dino was fired from "Hunter Returns" if Alex didn't win any silverware.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive:
    • 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.
    • 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".
    • Played straight with Alex's agent Beatriz "Bea" Villanova in Champions due to being an egoistic corporate stooge.
  • Dialogue Tree: 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 Mass Effect, 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).
    • Starting with 18, includes Key Decision dialogues, where Alex, Danny or Kim will face important decisions. They are irreversible decisions that would determine the fate of certain characters. For example: Alex can fire or forgive Michael during the transfer incident or Danny choosing how to promote his best friend's restaurant whether via radio ad or photo-op or even simplly whether Kim shoulr or refuse to shake hands with her rival, Melanie Trembley.
  • Disappeared Dad: Harold, Alex's father, walks out on his family during the final of the London Under-11 Cup and doesn't come back 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 Kim being the reason that he had to leave. Hell, if the player sacks Michael, Harry becomes your agent after going to LA. Their relationship get even better in “Champions”, and after the years, he re-unites with Jim at the end.
  • A Father to His Men: 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'. 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.
  • Formula-Breaking Episode: Hunter Returns allows us to play as characters other than Alex for the first time: we play as Kim for 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.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Between Alex and Danny in Champions. Having cemented their friendship since the start of The Journey, and being rivals due to being from opposing clubs. Nonetheless, either of the two will admit each other a Worthy Opponent.
  • Gainax Ending: After either Alex or Danny had 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.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: 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.
  • Generation Xerox: No matter which team you choose after the exit trials, it will always be the one Alex's grandfather played for.
  • Good Luck Charm: 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. Before the FA Cup final, his teammates do the same. In a heartwarming gesture, Alex gives it to Kim when he leaves LA.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: 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.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Gareth towards Alex once they turn pros. When they meet at the FA Cup final, Gareth reveals he has always been Driven by Envy, and only approached Alex as a kid because he thought Jim's contacts could score him a good contract once he turned pro.
  • In the Blood: 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. 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • 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 Vitriolic Best Buds, much to Gareth's chagrin when he finds out (not undeservedly though).
    • Danny's older brother Terry is also fitting. He starts out as a mean brother and calling him a “Beanpole” much to Danny’s chagrin. But when Danny defeated his brother in the Champions League, he becomes more instinctive. Terry supports him in the Final and hell, he congratulates Danny if he wins the 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.
  • Kid Hero: 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".
  • Meaningful Echo: 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 Kim.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Li-Li (Philippe Bernard) and Toro (Joaquín Gallo).
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Kim Hunter definitely sports this trope.
  • Sequel Hook: At the end, Alex finds out he is being touted as a prospective addition to the English national team. 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.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Danny and Terry at the Champions League semis. Until Terry had a change of heart after Danny defeats him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: 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.
  • Unexpected Gameplay Change: A few times in "Hunter Returns". The game starts with what is pretty much FIFA Street instead of normal, full-pitch football.
    • In "Champions", does the same here: Alex challenging Kim in a best of 5 at his house. Even Alex challenges Neymar in his house in a form of volleyball-esque football. There is also one scene Kim challenging Alex in the hotel corridor.
    • Also at the very beginning, you get to play as Jim Hunter, relieving his 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.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Alex and Danny throughout the 3 Journey stories. Though they are slightly more on the friendly side.
  • We Used to Be Friends:
    • Alex with Gareth.
    • Danny and Ringo, regardless if you fire Micheal or betray the latter.
    • Alex and Toro if you choose not to apologize, or rather alienate the latter.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Harold felt he was always like this with regards to Jim, and the final straw came when he was forced to retire due to 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. 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.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Alex gripes with this for a while as an adult, trying to reach Harold as he's working abroad. At the end, however, Harold comes back, and Alex rejects him without a word. Their relationship does improve in "Hunter Returns", though. 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 avert this trope.

     Volta Football 
  • Butt-Monkey: 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.
  • Bittersweet Ending: At the final match. Revvy and his squad faces Jayzinho and the street legends which The former wins and 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.
  • The Cameo: Beatriz Villanova and Alex Hunter from FIFA 18 and FIFA 19 made a cameo appearance. Beatriz informs Revvy and his team that they are invited to an exhibition in New York. and Syd gets a picture with Alex Hunter.
  • Career-Ending Injury: 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. sooner of after that said time. Jayzinho begins to face against Revvy and Syd.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Syd, Bobbi and Revvy are starstruck to face to face and duel against Real Madrid Vinicius Jr. and AKKA 3000 inventor Issy Hitman
  • Crippling the Competition: Revvy takes Jayzinho's place as leader during the New York Pro Street. Jayzinho is not happy for it
  • Improbable Sports Skills: Player can perform tricks. And gets a tutorial part at Rio

Alternative Title(s): FIFA, EA Sports FC