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Irish players discuss their FIFA 18 ratings on Twitter

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Modified 31 Aug 2017, 20:39 IST

What’s the story?

Some of the player ratings have been revealed before the release of the FIFA 18 game, which is expected to be released in September. Ahead of the much-anticipated release of the game next month, EA Sports has one by one revealed some of the new features and hinted on the player ratings in the game.

However, this is one of the few instances where we see players reacting to their ratings on social media as Irish players troll each other for their individual game ratings

David Meyler, who's training with the Irish team ahead of their crucial double header in the World cup qualifiers, tweeted this image with his teammate, claiming to be discussing the video game’s ratings.

His teammate and the Brighton defender Shane Duffy seemed uninterested with all the FIFA talk.

The Baggies winger James McClean, on the other hand, wasn’t happy with his FIFA rating. McClean then tells exactly why he, himself, is unhappy with the game’s evaluation of him. He doesn’t think he’s fast enough in the video game.



In case you didn’t know...

The Republic of Ireland team is training ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against Georgia away. In three days time they host their group leaders Serbia in a crucial encounter. 

The heart of the matter

The to-be released game has already created a lot of buzz with its small teasers before the real launch. The player ratings have been at the heart of lot of trolling and discussions on social media.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi are in a similar tussle as you would expect. According to predictions made on which uses the data from, Messi will edge the Portuguese star to go ahead in FIFA ratings.


What’s next?

FIFA 18 is expected to be released on September 29. EA is officially yet to release the date for the demo version but according to, it will come out on September 15.

We can expect to see more and more details on the game slowly put out by EA.



Author’s take

It’s quite funny to see footballers responding to their video game depictions. And by looking at the light side of it, this shows how seriously, or not so seriously players take any virtual version of themselves.

Seemingly, this is just a fair bit of fun banter between teammates.

Published 31 Aug 2017, 20:39 IST
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