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collectionfifatips | How to Play FIFA 19 First – EA SPORTS

Posted August 23rd at 4:00pm.

Want to get your hands on FIFA 19 early? 

Even though FIFA 19 releases worldwide on September 28, there are plenty of ways to jump the line and start playing the most popular football game in the world before that. 

To play the full game at the earliest possible date, join Origin Access Premier and play FIFA 19 on PC starting on September 20. Over 100 other PC titles are also available to Origin Access Premier members. For more information and pricing, check out the Origin Access Premier page. 


Subscribers to EA Access on Xbox One can play a 10-hour trial of FIFA 19 starting on September 20, then get 10% off the full game after launch. Learn more about EA Access on Xbox One. 


Anyone who pre-ordered FIFA 19 Champions Edition or Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC can start playing the full game on September 25. Nintendo Switch users who pre-order the Champions Edition can also start playing on September 25. There's still time to pre-order FIFA 19 so that you can play early and get a variety of bonus content to give your FUT squad a boost from day one. 

The full game launches worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 28. 


Discover everything new coming to FIFA 19, including the UEFA Champions League, fresh Kick-Off mode experience, and more. 

FIFA 19 is available for pre-order for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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collectionfifatips – FIFA 19 PC Specs – EA SPORTS

Posted August 23rd at 4:00pm.

FIFA 19 comes to life on PC thanks to the integration of the prestigious UEFA Champions League, a refreshed Kick-Off mode experience, and a variety of new gameplay features. 


Origin Access Premier is the ultimate place to play FIFA 19 (and other new EA releases) early on your PC — the full game, not a trial. Members also have access to over 100 other PC titles from EA and other publishers, save 10% on additional Origin purchases, and more. Check out Origin Access Premier for more information on features and pricing. 

FIFA 19 releases on September 28, or on September 20 for Origin Access members. 

Find out what the minimum and recommended PC system requirements to run FIFA 19 are below. 


PC System Requirements


OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 – 64-Bit 

CPU: Core i3-2100 @ 3.1GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4 GHz 

RAM: 8 GB 

DISC DRIVE: DVD ROM drive required for installation only 

HARD DRIVE: At least 50 GB of free space 

VIDEO: NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB or AMD Radeon R7 260 

DirectX: DirectX 11 compatible (7 required for DirectX 11) 

INPUT: Keyboard and mouse, dual analog controller 

ONLINE CONNECTION REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required to install and play.



OS: Windows 10 – 64-Bit 

CPU: Intel i3 6300T or equivalent 

RAM: 8 GB 

DISC DRIVE: DVD ROM drive required for installation only 

HARD DRIVE: At least 50 GB of free space 

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon R9 270X 

DirectX: DirectX 12 compatible 

INPUT: Keyboard and mouse, dual analog controller 

ONLINE CONNECTION REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required to install and play.

FIFA 19 is available for pre-order for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui warns Lionel Messi not to doubt his squad –

Lionel Messi is not a finalist for FIFA’s world player of the year award for the first time since 2006. The FC crew explain why he should be.

Julen Lopetegui has told Lionel Messi he is unwise to doubt his Real Madrid squad after the Argentine said Los Blancos were “less good” since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi, 31, told Catalunya Radio on Monday night that Real Madrid were not as good since Ronaldo left for Juventus, but the new manager said it would be wrong to doubt the players he has left at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“I wouldn’t doubt these Real Madrid players for a second,” said Lopetegui in an interview with El Transistor, while adding that he never spoke to the Portuguese prior to his exit.

“I didn’t speak to [Ronaldo],” Lopetegui said. “It’s a situation that when I arrived, he had shown a desire to leave and the club facilitated it. I respected it and the strategy was taken.”

And Lopetegui was also adamant that he had no regrets about his choice to manage Real Madrid even though it cost him his job as Spain coach right before the start of the World Cup in Russia.

“I don’t regret the decision I made, I’d go back and make it again,” said Lopetegui, who was replaced by former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique as Spain coach. “It doesn’t hurt to hear talk about the Spain national team. I am absolutely happy to train Real Madrid, I have a wonderful challenge.

“I wish Spain the best, to Luis Enrique and all of Spanish football. I am a follower of the Spain team. I think I did things correct, with the greatest honesty always under the premise that I would say yes to Real Madrid.”

And when pushed by reporters about what exactly happened in his discussions with Luis Rubiales and the Spanish federation, Lopetegui refused to be drawn out.

“I don’t want to bring the past up again, everyone will have their opinion, I am absolutely calm about what I did and how I did it,” he said as he refused to answer what was said behind the scenes.

“I said yes to Real Madrid while keeping my responsibility to the national team, I was completely honest.

“I wanted to say yes to Real Madrid and I said yes to Real Madrid.”

When asked who Vinicius Junior, his new Brazilian signing, was like out of Neymar, Ronaldinho or Robinho, Lopetegui wouldn’t answer, but did give a list of things he likes about the 18-year-old.

“He’s a kid who has played on the left side, adapted his position in attack, is fast, and has a good mentality, that’s the important thing,” he said.

Vinicius was sent down to Real Madrid’s reserves where he scored twice against Atleti’s youth team on Sunday, and Lopetegui said he put him there so they could be close to his progression and so he could train with Real Madrid’s first team, which he sees as a great opportunity.

“We haven’t found the moment to play Vinicius [in the first team], but it will arrive,” he said. “I don’t know if he will play the Champions League or not.”

After the arrival of Thibaut Courtois in the summer, a deal Lopetegui says he was privy to, he has been left with two world class keepers along with Keylor Navas and both want to start.

On Saturday, the Belgium international played his first minutes of the season, but it is still unclear what Lopetegui’s plans are for the remainder of the season.

“I spoke with them alone,” he said. “They are private conversations I didn’t say which would play the league or the Champions League, and in time we will say. Different keepers can participate at different times.”

Three Career Mode Challenges For FIFA 19 on collectionfifatips

Cardiff City

Cardiff City

Source: Cardiff City Football Club via Facebook.

Although the release of FIFA 19 is still a few months away, it is never too early to start planning for the new season. The transfer window is reshaping squads as it always does, giving FIFA players some intriguing propositions about who to take control of in a career mode on FIFA 19. While it is, of course, always tempting to jump straight in with the club that you support, here are three other options that players may want to consider when starting a new save.

Sporting CP

It may seem like a safe option to start as one of the big dogs in the Portuguese league, but this particular big dog has been muzzled. Disarray has hit the club, with the club’s president causing mayhem and a player exodus. Nine key players quit after being attacked by furious supporters, although the Portuguese international midfielder Bruno Fernandes has recently announced his return. Key players Rui Patricio and William Carvalho have gone, however, and it would be unwise to predict what else may happen between now and the release of FIFA 19. One thing is for certain: Sporting haven’t won the league since 2001/02, with Benfica and Porto sharing the title. Even without the drama off the pitch, Sporting would make for a worthy career mode challenge as you seek to restore their former glory.

Cardiff City

Cardiff are likely to be propping up the table in many commentators’ end of season predictions, in part a result of the strength of the two teams that came up with them. Wolves are coming up with genuine ambitions of jumping straight into the top half of the table while Fulham have signed Jean Michael Seri, a player that Barcelona tried to sign in the not so distant past. Cardiff have taken a more prudent approach, with their four signings so far all coming from the Championship. They are unlikely to be favourites with bookmakers considering the strength of opposition they will be coming up against, which makes them the perfect challenge for the confident FIFA player.

Neil Warnock is a canny manager, but he’ll have to be if he’s to guide this Cardiff side to Premier League safety. The odds are stacked against Cardiff; if fans did want to back the Bluebirds to achieve survival, then using the best free bets online from will give more scope to place a speculative punt. One free bet offer available on the website is from Paddy Power, who are one of the many bookmakers to consider Cardiff the favourites for relegation. But who doesn’t love an underdog story? New arrival Bobby Reid adds some firepower up front, but that might not be enough for you to guide Cardiff to safety on FIFA 19. Instead, you may have to deploy some Warnock-esque management, which will made easier by using the increased defensive settings mooted to be included on the new FIFA.




Source: Teritorio via Facebook.

Parma are one of those Italian sides that invoke intense feelings of nostalgia among those who lived through Football Italia in the nineties. Parma have gone through a lot, to say the least. The club was declared bankrupt in 2015 and relegated to the fourth tier, but after three successive promotions, they are making a glorious return to Serie A this year. Basically, they’ve done all the hard work for you. Now you have the easy task of taking the double UEFA Cup winners to their first top division title. Fortunately, Juventus are looking like their run of seven straight titles is set to come to an end, with their main signing this year being a 33-year-old forward who has never played in Italy before. Parma may not be blessed with any outstanding star quality, but their story is defined by defying the odds. Can you take the club to new heights and complete a remarkable story?

Liverpool refer apparent Mohamed Salah cell phone video to Merseyside police on collectionfifatips

After Liverpool made easy work of West Ham, the FC crew examine what makes the Reds capable of challenging Man City for the Premier League title.

Liverpool have referred an incident caught on video of Mohamed Salah allegedly using a cell phone while driving to the Merseyside police.

In a video posted on Twitter, the striker appears to be on his phone behind the wheel while sitting in traffic and surrounded by a number of people. It is unclear where or when the video was taken.

Merseyside police issued a tweet saying they had been made aware of the incident after a Liverpool spokesperson said: “The club, after discussion with the player, have made Merseyside Police aware of the footage and the circumstances surrounding its capture.

“We have spoken to the player also and will deal with any follow-up internally.

“Neither the club or player will be making any further comment on this matter.”

Merseyside police said they “have been made aware of a video believed to show a footballer using a mobile phone whilst driving” and have passed it onto the relevant department.

collectionfifatips | What's New in FIFA 19 Gameplay

Posted June 9th at 12:00pm.

EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19 delivers a champion-caliber experience on and off the pitch, thanks to the introduction of the UEFA Champions League and a series of gameplay innovations on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, that provide new ways for you to control every aspect of every minute on the pitch. 

Active Touch System
This new system fundamentally changes the way you receive and strike the ball, enabling closer control, improved fluidity in movement, more creativity, and increased player personality when. First touch gets an overhaul with new tools such as the disguised touch, flick-up volleys, or even skill specific animations like the Neymar Trap, so that you can stay one touch ahead of your opponent and create scoring chances.

Dynamic Tactics

The reimagined tactical system gives players the tools to set multiple tactical approaches, deeper pre-match customization, and new options for in-match adjustments. Each tactical approach combines formations, mentalities, and attacking and defensive play styles so that you can easily customize your play in any situation.

50/50 Battles

User reactions and player attributes determine the outcome of loose ball duels across the pitch. Thanks to increased teammate intelligence and spatial awareness, every challenge matters in the fight for possession.

Timed Finishing
Get another level of control over every shot with the Timed Finishing system, which puts users in charge of how accurately they connect with the ball. Trigger a timed finish by double tapping the “shoot” button when attempting a strike. The precision and timing of the second button tap determines the result of the contact; perfectly timed strikes increase a shot's accuracy and power, while poorly timed contacts make the shot more likely to miss the mark. Whether it's a hit from outside the box, a precision header, or a deft touch, timed finishing adds a higher layer of control to finishing in FIFA 19.

Real Player Motion Technology

The game-changing animation system, which brought enhanced player personality and movement fidelity to EA SPORTS FIFA, is back with increased coverage of the entire pitch. Enhanced animations for tactical shielding, impact balancing, and physical jostling take realistic player movement, responsiveness, and personality to unbelievable heights.

FIFA 19 releases worldwide on September 28, 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Pre-order* now to get incredible offers, including three days early access with the Ultimate and Champions Editions.

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FIFA 18 Roberto Carlos Prime Icon SBC Cheapest Solution –

This is the cheapest possible solution for the Roberto Carlos Prime Icon SBC on FIFA 18 Ultimate Team. This will cost you roughly 900K coins in FUT but that is by far the cheapest you are going to get this card for. Take a look at the full video below that details how to get it by completing all the squad building challenges.

There are a total of 8 SBCs to complete and each one will reward you with a pack, below shows all that need to be completed in order for you to obtain this very special LB card.

  • Roberto Carlos – An Icon
  • Inter Milan
  • Real Madrid
  • Fenerbahce
  • 83 rated squad
  • 84 rated squad
  • 85 rated squad
  • 86 rated squad
  • 87 rated squad

It goes without saying that the two hardest ones in terms of using up most of the coins to acquire the icon are the 87 rated SBC and the exchanging of an icon. You can of course complete the Peter Schmeichel or Marc Overmars squad building challenge and get them for around 350K mark and submit them which would save you a ton of coins in the long haul.

It’s always best to do these rather expensive icons over time and not in one really big swoop! You want to gradually do it and the best time to complete it and get players cheap is obviously when a market crash happens.

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collectionfifatips | MapleStory Blitz Launches First Update, Adds New Cards, Challenges, and Events

collectionfifatips | MapleStory Blitz Launches First Update, Adds New Cards, Challenges, and Events

The free to play Clash Royale esque MapleStory game MapleStory Blitz launched its first content update this week which introduced 36 new Zakum themed cards, a new dungeon, balance changes, and more. MapleStory Blitz is basically a 3 lane Clash Royale / Southpark: Phone Destroyer esque game based on Nexon’s popular MapleStory franchise.

Full list of changes:

  • Devastating Original Cards – Combine 36 unique cards found in Zakum’s Altar card pack with all the original cards;
  • Challenging New Dungeon – Join players around the globe and explore the perilous Zakum’s Altar dungeon;
  • Ranked Mode Enhancements – Ranked Match Season durations have been shortened from one month to two weeks;
  • Formidable PvE Battles – The PvE auto-battle feature allows players to seamlessly jump into PvE combat;
  • PvE/PvP Battle Guide – A helpful battle guide has been added to recommend which cards to use in specific battle situations;
  • Balance Adjustments – Players will notice additional balance adjustments for existing monster and skill cards;
  • Unique Events and Quests – Celebrate the update with several new events and quests.

Nexon has been trying to release a mobile hit in the West for some time now. MapleStory M seems to be the most comprehensive mobile MapleStory title thus far though in my opinion. Too bad it has the same auto-play systems found in most other mobile MMORPGs.

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MapleStory 2 English Will be Announced on April 14th, 2018 (Speculation) on collectionfifatips

MapleStory 2 English Will be Announced on April 14th, 2018 (Speculation) on collectionfifatips

Nexon is hosting its first ever “Maplestory Fest” on April 14th, 2018 in Los Angeles California. The purpose of the event is to celebrate all things MapleStory and to also make do some live Q&A sessions with the game’s developers as well as make some “exclusive announcements“. This could easily just be an announcement about a new Gatchapon, new upcoming content, or anything else really, but I don’t think it is. 2 days before Nexon put up the news about MapleStory fest and its “exclusive announcement” Nexon America posted a job listing for a “QA Tester” who will be responsible for “testing all features, functionality, and localization of the assigned games”.

On top of all that, MapleStory Fest is happening shortly after MapleStory 2 launched in China and seems to off to a strong start. On top of that, Nexon confirmed in their last earnings call that they were excited to be launching MapleStory 2 “around the world”. If an English version of MapleStory 2 was in the works, Maplestory Fest is the best time to announce it. I suspect we’ll hear something then.

In the meanwhile, check out my favorite MapleStory 2 video. It’s quite literally the cutest thing ever:

Also check out my the video I made about MapleStory 2 with my brother:

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collectionfifatips | Capello: Russia can reach knockout stage

  • Capello reflects on scoring for Italy at Germany 1974
  • Former England manager singles out Harry Kane as a player to watch
  • He expects hosts Russia to reach the second round​

There is little doubt that Fabio Capello is an accomplished manager. He has been a collector of trophies across his 36-year coaching career, most notably winning nearly everything domestically and on the European front with Italian giants AC Milan in the early 1990s. Though successful at club level, Capello is no stranger to the FIFA World Cup™. As a player, he represented Italy at Germany 1974, and 36 years later, he took England to the Round of 16 at South Africa 2010.

With Russia 2018 on the horizon, caught up with the 71-year-old to share in his World Cup memories. The current coach of Chinese club Jiangsu Suning looked back at the goal he scored in his only World Cup appearance and reflected on England’s 2010 campaign. He also shed light on Italy’s surprise failure to qualify for Russia 2018 and revealed his hopes for his former team and World Cup hosts Russia. As a world-class coach, how does it feel looking after a Chinese Super League team? 
Fabio Capello: For me, working in Asia is a new venture in a different world – a world of fast development. A lot of work needs to be done, but the Chinese have both ambition and resources to improve their game. Their national team has a great manager in Marcello Lippi and he can provide the guidance for their football, in general.

This year’s World Cup is drawing near. What are your memories of playing – and scoring – at the World Cup in 1974? I scored a useless goal against Poland because we lost the game 2-1, and were thus eliminated by Argentina, due to goal difference. So it wasn’t a World Cup which left me with fond memories. I knew there were many Italian immigrant workers in Germany [supporting us], but we packed for home after the group stage.

Were you fascinated by the World Cup as a youngster? What do you remember about watching it in those early days?
I have always been in love with football. As a child, I started playing football. The first World Cup I followed was Sweden 1958. I watched the games on TV. Brazil won that World Cup by defeating Sweden 5-2 in the Final and Pele scored twice. After so many years, I still remember Pele’s goals. That World Cup saw his emergence as a great star.

Were you disappointed to only play in one World Cup? Did you feel you could have helped Italy in 1970 or 1978, in particular?
I was very disappointed to miss the 1978 World Cup in Argentina. I had played all the qualifying matches, but when we headed to the World Cup, I was left out of the squad. It remains a pity for me, to this day.

As a coach, what are the big challenges of leading a team at the World Cup?
To train a national team, you have to know what team you have at your disposal and what this team is capable of. You need to get the best out of them and take them as far as possible. Yet, sometimes, you can’t achieve your goals. Some players underperform playing under pressure and even key players make mistakes during a World Cup. A team needs leaders to drive it forward, but you never know how it will end.

Looking back now, how do you reflect on England’s campaign at South Africa 2010?
It was sad. Against Germany, we could have drawn them level at 2-2 during the first half. Probably, we should talk about another World Cup for England. The only problem for England is that their players [go to the World Cup] tired after a stressful season, during which they have never been rested.

Why do you think the English always tend to struggle at major tournaments, despite the talented players the country produces? Do you think there is any chance of that changing in Russia?
For this World Cup, England have youngsters with great talent and knowledge. It is possible that these young men don’t feel the pressure, so they might play without tension. A key problem, in my opinion, is that they come [to the World Cup] very physically tired to compete with teams, whose players are not so fatigued.

Would you have liked a Harry Kane in your England team?
Harry Kane is a great striker, who is important [for the team]. He is the sort of player that every team want to have. Above all, he has a good nose for goal. He doesn’t wait for the ball. Instead, he moves constantly in attack to create danger. He is definitely a player to watch in Russia.

You also know Russia well, of course. What do you think is a realistic objective for the team at this World Cup?
I saw the draw. They will get passed the first round. I have both taught and learned [during my tenure as Russia coach] and I hope these qualities can help the team stand in good stead and go further in this World Cup. This would be another success for this nation, who have invested big into football.

And what do you expect of the country itself as hosts of the tournament?
There should be no problems. Russia is a great country and the people are great. They have invested a great deal [in hosting the World Cup] and the security there is very good. They want to make a big impression in front of the watching world and they can make it a great tournament.

One of the big surprises in Russia 2018 qualifying was Italy’s failure to reach the finals. What did you make of that, and what do you feel needs to be done to improve the Azzurri’s fortunes?
It was so sad to see the Italian team fail to make the World Cup. We used to be protagonists on this global stage and have won this competition four times. But at this moment, Italian football does not have many talented players and the qualities of their game are not so high. It is time to start working from scratch to understand where we went wrong, and above all, to try to produce something different, based on the characteristics of Italian footballers, and not copying the characteristics of others.

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