Eric Cantona, Xavi and Fernando Torres announced as the newest Icons to join FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team mode along with eight other legends added for EA Sports’ next instalment
- EA Sports reveal the 11 new Icons that can be used in the new FIFA 21 game
- Eric Cantona, Xavi and Fernando Torres will feature in the Ultimate Team mode
- Eight other legendary players have also been added to FIFA’s next instalment
- Players will also be able to add Ferenc Puskas and Petr Cech to their squads
EA Sports have announced the 11 new legendary stars that will grace FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team mode, allowing players to incorporate the likes of Eric Cantona, Xavi and Fernando Torres into their squads.
Fans will be able to get their hands on the next instalment of the FIFA series on October 6, which will feature over 100 ‘Icons’ for the first time ever.
Along with Cantona, Xavi and Torres, gamers will also be given the chance to add Nemanja Vidic and Ashley Cole into their teams on Ultimate Team (FUT).
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has been added into FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team mode
EA Sports announced 11 new ‘Icons’ that will be incorporated into FIFA 21 – released on Oct 6
Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas has been added to the popular game series for the first time ever, while German duo Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm make their returns.
Samuel Eto’o and Petr Cech complete the star-studded line-up added to FUT for this year’s title.
Icon cards have become a staple in FUT and are some of the rarest items to be acquired in the game mode.
FIFA 20 saw the addition of Zinedine Zidane, Pep Guardiola and Didier Drogba as icons, while fans are also able to include Pele, Diego Maradona and Paolo Maldini into their teams – if they are lucky enough.
Fans will also be able to put Fernando Torres into their team, who is now an icon in the game
Barcelona legend Xavi also makes his return to the game following his retirement in 2019
Following the announcement of the new icons last week, EA Sports stated: ‘Create your dream squad as a combination of today’s superstars and footballing giants of the past like Eric Cantona, Xavi, and Philipp Lahm joining Pele, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Ronaldo Nazario, Zinedine Zidane and more to make up the prestigious FUT 100.’
Along with the announcement of the new icons, EA also confirmed that they will be making the game ‘less toxic’ for players going forward.
Goal celebrations such as the ‘Shush’ and ‘A-OK’ will be removed while the amount of time allocated to celebrate goals has also been reduced.
Explaining the recent removal and reductions, producer Sam Rivera told SPORTbible: ‘There are people who play a lot of matches in the weekend and they need to complete 30 matches in a certain amount of time.
Serbian legend Nemanja Vidic will also be made available in FUT from October 6