Where’s Messi? As Ronaldo, Neymar Feature On FIFA 19 Cover | WATCH TRAILER
For a second consecutive year, Cristiano Ronaldo will front standard edition of EA Sports’ FIFA 19!
However, this time he’ll be wearing the black-and-white pinstripes of his new club, Juventus, the Serie A champions who signed the star forward from Real Madrid for a €100 million transfer fee in July.
On the Champions and Ultimate editions of the video game, Ronaldo will be joined by Paris Saint Germain forward Neymar on the cover. The Brazilian joined PSG from Barcelona last summer for a record transfer fee of €222 million.
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Ronaldo, who was the cover athlete last year, when he was still a member of Real Madrid, becomes the face of the game since it has gone to worldwide covers, rather than differentiating the cover by region.
There is no arguing of Ronaldo’s spot on the cover because he impressed in the last Champions League after emerging the top goalscorer (15 goals in 13 games) as Real Madrid won the trophy for the third year in a row.
OFFICIAL: Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. are the cover stars of FIFA 19.
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However, the obvious player omitted from the EA Sports FIFA front cover is Barcelona star Leo Messi.
Considering the widespread love for the Argentine forward, plenty of fans wont be happy over his omission.
EA Sports recently revealed a new trailer for FIFA 19, this time showcasing the game’s Active Touch system which promises to revolutionize what you can do with the ball at your feet and open up areas of gameplay that have never been explored before.
According to EA Sports, this new way of receiving, striking, and moving with the ball feels incredibly natural and fluid, allowing gamers to play in fresh, creative ways. Among the features that have been added to FIFA 19’s Active Touch system include multiple means of trapping the ball, feints and new flick animations.
FIFA 19 will include the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup for the first time.
The game releases on 28 Sept. on all platforms.