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FIFA 17 News Roundup #29

Last week we had to skip the news roundup post due to time schedule issues but for this week are back on track.

A new title update for FIFA 17 was released by EA Sports this week featuring multiple changes to Ultimate Team, Visual UI and Gameplay.

For the complete changelog of this update please click here.

From March 16th to 20th, EA Sports are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the release of the Green Team in packs featuring the best Republic of Ireland players as green items:

Starting XI

  • GK: Kieren Westwood – Sheffield Wednesday – English Championship
  • RB: Seamus Coleman –  Everton – English Premier League
  • CB: Ciaran Clark – Newcastle United – English Championship
  • CB: Richard Keogh – Derby County – English Championship
  • CDM: James McCarthy – Everton – English Premier League
  • CDM: Glenn Whelan – Stoke City – English Premier League
  • CAM: Wes Hoolahan – Norwich City – English Championship
  • LM: Robbie Brady – Burnley – English Premier League
  • RM: Aiden McGeady – Preston North End – English Championship
  • ST: Shane Long – Southampton – English Premier League
  • ST: Jonathan Walters – Stoke City – English Premier League

Substitutes

  • GK: Darren Randolph – West Ham United – English Premier League
  • CB: John O’Shea – Sunderland – English Premier League
  • CB: Shane Duffy – Brighton & Hove Albion – English Championship
  • CM: Darron Gibson – Sunderland – English Premier League
  • CM: Harry Arter – Bournemouth – English Premier League
  • LM: James McClean – West Bromwich Albion – English Premier League
  • ST: David McGoldrick – Ipswich Town – English Championship

Reserves

  • CB: Marc Wilson – West Bromwich Albion – English Premier League
  • CM: Conor Hourihane – Aston Villa – English Championship
  • ST: Daryl Murphy – Newcastle United – English Championship
  • CAM: Alan Judge – Brentford – English Championship
  • CM: David Meyler – Hull City – English Premier League

St. Patrick’s Day also brought a new set of Squad Building Challenges in FIFA 17 including the Green Team challenge:

Marquee Matchups
Roy Keane (Xbox Only)
Green Team
Premium Pot of Gold
Mega Pot of Gold
Ultimate Pot of Gold
82+ Rated Guarantee

For TOTW 26 we have the following in-form players:

Starting XI

  • GK: Ivan Cuellar – Real Sporting de Gijon (Spain) – Spain 
  • CB: Loic Perrin –  AS Saint-Etienne (France) – France
  • RB: Christophe Jallet – Olympique Lyonnais (France) – France
  • CB: Medhi Benatia – Juventus (Italy) – Morocco
  • CAM: Ever Banega – Inter (Italy) – Argentina
  • CM: Alan Dzagoev – CSKA Moskva (Russia) – Russia
  • CDM: Emre Can –  Liverpool (England) – Germany
  • CM: Selcuk Inan –  Galatasaray (Turkey) – Turkey
  • ST: Mauro Icardi – Inter (Italy) – Argentina
  • ST: David Villa – New York City FC (USA) – Spain
  • LW: Memphis Depay – Olympique Lyonnais (France) – Holland

Substitutes

  • GK: Felix Wiedwald –  Werder Bremen (Germany) – Germany
  • RB: Michael Lang – FC Basel (Switzerland) – Switzerland
  • CAM: Juan Fernando Quintero – Indepediente Medellin (Colombia) – Colombia
  • ST: Josef Alexander Martinez – Atlanta United FC (USA) – Venezuela
  • ST: Bas Dost – Sporting CP (Portugal) – Holland
  • ST: Nicolai Jorgensen – Feyenoord (Holland) – Denmark
  • ST:  Guido Burgstaller – FC Schalke 04 (Germany) – Austria

Reserves

  • CDM: Alex Bergantinos – RC Deportivo (Spain) – Spain
  • CAM: Joshua King – Bournmouth (England) – Norway
  • ST: Felipe Mora – Universidad de Chile (Chile) – Chile
  • RW: Gerard Badia – Piast Gliwice (Poland) – Spain
  • ST: Dinny Corcoran – Bohemian FC (Ireland) – Ireland

These in-forms are available in packs from March 15th – March 22nd! You can view this TOTW in more details on FUTHead or EASports.

Atlanta United and Minnesota United, the newest clubs to join the MLS this year, have been officially added to the FIFA 17 database. Also a new set of transfers has been released featuring all the players transferred by the two new MLS clubs

For the complete transfers list please check this page.

No less than 24 special items has been released in the past two weeks in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team featuring MOTMs, Continental MOTMs and one Hero card:

Staying in the theme, this week’s FIFA 17 Single Player Tournament is dedicated to St. Patrick’s Day:

ALL OUT IRELAND

Squad Requirements
11 SSE Airtricity League in your Starting XI

Rewards
OFFLINE: 1,500 Coins

Difficulty
Professional

Tournament Schedule
Begins: 17/03/2017 – Ends: 24/03/2017

For this month’s in-game reward, all eligible FUT Champions Club members will receive one World XI Kit that will be delivered to your FUT Account by March 31, 2017:

In addition to the great in-game reward, 15 lucky FUT Champions Club members may also be receiving real world rewards, including customized EA SPORTS Xbox hardware:

  • 1 EA SPORTS Customized Xbox One S Console – Approx. retail value: $299 USD
  • 2 EA SPORTS Customized Xbox One Elite Controllers – Approx. retail value: $149 USD each
  • 2 EA SPORTS Customized Xbox One Standard Controllers – Approx. retail value: $49 USD each
  • 2 Signed Watford Club Kits – Approx. retail value: $100 USD each
  • 2 Signed Crystal Palace Club Kits – Approx. retail value: $100 USD each
  • 2 Signed Bournemouth Club Kits – Approx. retail value: $100 USD each
  • 4 FUT Champions Club Kits – Approx. retail value: $50 USD each

Eligible members are automatically entered with one sweepstakes entry just by being a FUT Champions Club member and logging into FIFA Ultimate Team at least once between 00:00:01 GMT on March 1, 2017 and 23:59:59 GMT on March 31, 2017. In addition, climbing up the FUT Champions ranks can earn you additional sweepstakes entries and improve your chances of a sweepstakes win!

EA Sports are also celebrating the St. Patrick’s Day with a week-long, green-themed program in FIFA Mobile until March 27, 2017. Collect Celtic Knots and Four-leaf clovers to upgrade St. Patrick’s Day Player Items. Also for the first time in FIFA Mobile, EA are challenging the community to work together to unlock extra in-game content with a series of Community Challenges.

St. Patrick’s Pack Offers, Live Events, and Tokens

Over the course of the week, you will find a variety of Tokens including Green Coins, Celtic Knots, Lucky Leaf and Four-leaf Clover Tokens in specially marked packs or by completing St. Patrick’s Day-themed Live Events. These Tokens are necessary to unlock and upgrade other Program-related content. For example, redeem four (4) Lucky Leaf Tokens to receive a Four-Leaf Clover Token.

Emerald Players

There are four green-themed Player items that you can find and upgrade over the course of the program. These players have been picked because they’ve brought luck to their green-colored clubs. Upgrade these players by using a set number of Lucky Leaf, Four-leaf Clover and Celtic Knot Tokens in their Upgrade Plan. Be sure to check in-game to see the specific requirements for each Player.

Luck O’ The Irish Player

Unlock the special Luck O’ The Irish Player by finding 10 specific Celtic Knot Tokens. Like the Emerald Players, after unlocking this player, you will be able to increase his OVR by completing the corresponding Plan. As always, be sure to check in-game for Plan requirements.

Community Challenge

EA Sports are challenging the FIFA Mobile community with a series of seven (7) tasks that will unlock bonus content around St. Patrick’s Day if completed. As the community completes a Challenge and unlocks the next one, the requirements will get harder but with better rewards.

If the community manages to complete a Challenge, EA will let you know on Twitter and with in-game messaging. For any challenge reward that includes a Prize Pack, you can find and claim it from the Store.

Once the St. Patrick’s Day Program concludes, EA Sports will remove all Prize Packs from the store. Please make sure to claim these Packs before the program ends.

Untradeable Player Items

For this Program, all St. Patrick’s Day Player Items and Tokens cannot be bought or sold on the Market. As a result, EA have increased the quick sell value of the Player Items featured.

Since the launch of FIFA Mobile in September of 2016, EA have offered a series of In Form Player Items, which highlight the best players from around the world based on their domestic league play in the past week.

The set up for In Forms was very different in comparison to how Team of the Week has typically worked as we didn’t feature a true team. Instead, we featured eight (8) Gold Players, two (2) Elite Players, and one (1) Master Elite from varying positions.

As of last week, EA Sports have changed the format of In Forms and Man of the Match Items. In Forms will now be a proper Team of the Week, featuring 11 players using standard formations, with one (1) player chosen as the Master Elite Player. You will need to complete the TOTW Plan to unlock our new Player of the Month Item, which replaces Man of the Match.

Team of the Week

The core design of Team of the Week will be like In Forms. We will continue to highlight the best players from around the world based on their domestic league play (or international play when we have International Breaks) within a single week. Now, we will feature a proper Starting XI.

The style is still the same. Out of the 11 players that make up the TOTW, 1 will be our Master Elite Player Item. To unlock the weekly TOTW Master Player item, you will need to get all 10 of the other TOTW Player Items for that week.

Unlocking the TOTW Master Player Item rewards you with a POTM Token for that month. You will need to use POTM Tokens to unlock the new Player of the Month Player for that specific month.

We will still have Live Events that grant TOTW Tokens to use in that week’s TOTW Plan. That Plan will grant you a random TOTW Player to use in completing that week’s TOTW Master Plan.

Any existing In Form Tokens you have in your inventory will be automatically updated to a new Team of the Week Token.

Player of The Month

At the start of a new month, EA will select a Player who has had an incredible previous month with a high rated Elite Player of the Month Item. To unlock the Player of the Month, you’ll need to complete all weekly TOTW Plans for that Month plus other requirements which EA will announce when the POTM Plan goes live in-game.

The POTM will become available on the first full week of a new month, meaning that March’s POTM is available to unlock on or around April 4, 2017.

After the Player of the Month announcement, you will have one (1) week to complete the corresponding POTM Plan.

As previously announced, here is the new TOTW in FIFA Mobile:

  • GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma – AC Milan (Italy)
    • Donnarumma made 10 saves in a losing effort as AC Milan fell to Juventus 2-1.
  • LB: Filipe Luís – Atlético de Madrid (Spain)
    • Filipe Luís was solid in defense as Atlético beat Granada 0-1.
  • CB: Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid (Spain) – Master
    • Sergio Ramos scored the winning goal as Real Madrid came from a goal down to beat Real Betis 2-1.
  • CB: Aytaç Sulu – Darmstadt 98 (Germany)
    • Sulu scored the first goal and was solid in defense as Darmstadt beat Mainz 2-1.
  • LM: Memphis Depay – Olympique Lyonnais (France)
    • Memphis had two goals in Lyon’s 4-0 win over Toulouse.
  • LM: Filip Kostić – Hamburger SV (Germany)
    • Kostić scored Hamburg’s first goal as they came back to beat Monchengladbach 2-1.
  • CM: Alan Dzagoev – CSKA Moskva (Russia)
    • Dzagoev had a goal and two assists in CKSA’s 4-0 win over Tom Tomsk.
  • CM: João Moutinho – AS Monaco (France)
    • João Moutinho scored his club’s second goal as AS Monaco held on to beat Bordeaux 2-1.
  • ST: Oumar Niasse – Hull City (England)
    • Niasse scored both goals for Hull City as they beat Swansea 2-1.
  • ST: Mauro Icardi – Inter (Italy)
    • Icardi had three goals as Inter crushed Atalanta 7-1.
  • ST: Bas Dost – Sporting CP (Portugal)
    • Bas Dost scored all four of Sporting’s goals as they beat Tondela 1-4.

The five Impact Player of this week in FIFA Mobile are Ortiz, Medel, Gabbiadini, Pedro Leon and Azmoun.

Finally, be sure to watch Round 9 of the best FIFA 17 GOTW, with scorpions, rabonas and 5 star skills from the likes of Ben Arfa, Ronaldo, Griezmann and Dybala:

 

As always, thanks for following and reading this week’s post.

More news to follow next week!

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