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[UPDATE] FIFA World Cup 2010 game announced, no surprise

Submitted by on Tuesday, 26 January 20102 Comments

Well this won’t be a surprise to many but FIFA are working on a new football (or soccer for some of you) World Cup game.

One of the world’s biggest sporting events is back this year in June and many of us as fans of the sport can’t wait.

So what better way to celebrate on your PS3 than the official FIFA World Cup 2010 game!

EA Sports has announced a new feature for the game too in the form of the 2010 FIFA World Cup online tournament. They explain:

Compete online instantly — day or night — as your favourite country against other gamers around the world in the group stage through the knockout rounds to the World Cup Final and the chance to be crowned champion. The game features all 199 nations that took part in qualification.

It sounds like a fantastic addition to the title that will surely help entice gamers. They have also released the very first screenshot of the game that you can see below:

The crowd cheer as the two teams walk on for the final

The rest of the details are scarce right now, but expect to see the typical gameplay seen in the FIFA games. And of course as you can see in the screenshot, the Netherlands will be back after EA sorted out an agreement with The Royal Netherlands Football Association to have them included for the franchise again.

No release dates have been released, but it will surely be a big hit when it does arrive.

And for you football (soccer) fans out there, we thought it would be a good idea to give you a reminder of the actual groups in the tournament and game…

Group A

  • South Africa
  • Mexico
  • Uruguay
  • France

Group B

  • Argentina
  • Nigeria
  • Korea Republic
  • Greece

Group C

  • England
  • USA
  • Algeria
  • Slovenia

Group D

  • Germany
  • Australia
  • Serbia
  • Ghana

Group E

  • Netherlands
  • Denmark
  • Japan
  • Cameroon

Group F

  • Italy
  • Paraguay
  • New Zealand
  • Slovakia

Group G

  • Brazil
  • Korea DPR
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Portugal

Group H

  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Honduras
  • Chile

Just 135 days to go before the tournament starts!


Updated: January 26, 2010

The article has been updated with new details released on the game and a screenshot.