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FIFA 18: England U-17 captain and Manchester City starlet Joel Latibeaudiere among worst-rated players

He has a lowly overall of 47, the second-worst in the game.

News 03 Nov 2017, 19:23 IST

Joel Latibeaudiere was part of the recent World Cup in India
Joel Latibeaudiere was part of the recent World Cup in India

What's the story?

England's U-17 stars are in high demand following their epic and dominant showing at the recently concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup held in India. Such was the impact of the English colts that upcoming talents are already being thrust into the senior sides for their respective clubs.

One such shining star was England's U-17 captain Joel Latibeaudiere. The young lad undoubtedly led from the front as England won the whole tournament and is one of the many Manchester City starlets in the title-winning English sides.

However, his FIFA 18 rating doesn't seem all that promising. Just take a look:

Joel Latibeaudiere's FUT 18 stats
Joel Latibeaudiere's FUT 18 stats

In case you didn't know...

Joel Latibeaudiere joins a host of talented players from the successful U-17 squad including prolific goalscorer Rhian Brewster, whose goals fired England to the very top of the U-17 circuit and helped them win the illustrious World Cup trophy.

The heart of the matter

Despite his seemingly poor rating, Joel Latibeaudiere isn't the worst rated player in FIFA 18. That dubious honour is held by a number of players from lower leagues of England and Germany, and their overall rating is a measly 46.

That being said, these are generally young players who will most definitely make significant strides in their footballing careers. So expect the likes of Joel Latibeaudiere and Rhian Brewster to be among the better players in a few short years.

What's next?

The next goal for Latibeaudiere would undoubtedly have to be securing a place in the Manchester City senior squad, a team that is currently stacked with some of the best players in the world.

Author's take

These ratings are far from the be all and end all of football gaming and it will be fascinating to see whether the youngster can prove his ratings wrong in the coming year and beyond.

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