FIFA-style: the 2019 Cricket World Cup

There are performances of at least three of the associate countries, which is one of the highlights before the World Cup coming. The world Cup is the most excited football tourment for all the football fans, and they have been waiting that for a long time and can’t wait anymore!

Ireland beat the West Indies and then after being in real trouble just pipped a gallant UAE. They chased down a competitive 278 in the final over to remain undefeated in group B.

UAE was terrific against Ireland and had the Irish on the back foot, but a lack of experience saw them just miss out, but it was a mighty fine effort.


Then there was the battle between World Cup first timers, Afghanistan and Scotland in Dunedin.

Afghanistan have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years to actually qualify for cricket’s biggest tournament, while Scotland – despite losing – had been competitive in their first two games so far.

The match, between the two lowest-ranked nations in group A, was still very competitive. As they say, a close game is a good game.
The Afghans, chasing 211, just got over the line in the closest contest of the tournament so far.

They found a way to win when it looked forlorn at certain stages. They were 7 for 97 and then 8 for 132, but Samuilah Shenwari held the lower innings together to make 96.

He got out with 19 still needed, but the number 10 Hassan continued to show wonderful steel with the last man standing, Zdran and the Afghans were able to celebrate.

Their cricket had improved so much in such a short space of time that they were virtually on an equal footing with Scotland, who might have plateaued or even gone backwards slightly like fellow associates Canada, Kenya and the Netherlands, who have been regular participants in recent world cups.

That leaves us then with a conundrum regarding the plan to have just the ten Test playing nations be eligible for the 2019 World Cup event, hosted by England.


It seems very unfair on the associates, who add so much to this event and just keep increasing the profile and popularity of the game across the world.

Considering Afghanistan has been such a war torn country over the years, their involvement in this world cup is what dreams are made of. It would be a pity to not allow these countries without Test status on their biggest stage.

The more they all play the better they will be, reducing the number of one-sided games – a factor which has plagued previous world cups.

If they want a shorter condensed tournament and 49 games is probably too many, why not have a qualification system similar to the FIFA World Cup.

For example maybe 15 months out from the tournament, assess the ODI world rankings and allow the top six direct entry, along with the reigning champs and the host team.

While there’s still much to be played in this world cup, there’s a very good chance that the winner will be ranked in the top six – even though it’s three years away and England should be there as well.

If by a miracle, they are both outside, you have a tournament where two spots are up for grabs instead of four.

This system in my opinion would ensure the one dayers hold more weight and that might make the administrators consider reducing the number of ODI series and matches.


If there were four spots that needed to be filled from the qualification tournament, it should be an eight-team tournament, with the countries rated 7 to 10 in the rankings and the highest ranked associates getting a chance to play.

Two groups of four would suffice and they play each other once, with the top two qualifying for the semis and most importantly the cup. If the Test playing nations get there by this method, it just means they are better – simple as that.

In the case of only two having to qualify, the tournament would be played the same way, but only the finalists make the 2019 world cup.

The main problem with this idea is the scheduling as there is so much cricket to be played. That could create headaches, however considering how much ground they have made up, it seems ludicrous to stifle the development of the associates, by not considering them for future world cups.

Like Australia in the football world cup, making it to that sport’s biggest event has to be a given every time now. The same should be said for the Irelands and Afghanistans of the world.

It would be a great tournament – particularly if it was held on neutral territory. You can get more information about this tournament on

Tutorial for penalties on FIFA 15

Many FIFA 15 fans ask for more tutorial to help them  to get hold of the game, although EA Sorts have already released some. Here comes a new tutorial teaching spot kicks, which is released by EA Sports last week, if you firmly grasp the key of this tutorial, you will save your FIFA 15 Coins and get more scores!

We wanted to do a little tutorial on how to score penalties on FIFA 15 every single time you take one, and this is what we’re going to be covering today. When the referee points to the penalty spot and awards you with a spot-kick, the last thing you want to do is end up missing it, especially if it’s a crucial one and ends up costing your team the game.

tutorial for penalties, FIFA 15

Step 1

It might come across as obvious but as we’re covering this as a step-by-step guide, we need to point it out. The first thing you must do is pick the best player that has the best penalty stats in your team that’s on the field of play. You can find this out by pressing the RT button on the Xbox 360, or the R2 button on the PlayStation 3. A hover down menu will appear showing you the full list of players and their stats at taking penalties, you should then choose the one who has the greatest statistic.

Once you’ve identified who your best spot-kick taker is going to be, you should select him to take them every-time from the main menu so that you don’t need to keep changing it every-time you go into a match.

Step 2

For the next step, you need to make sure that when the red bar is going sideways from right to left, and left to right, that you press the shoot button when it lands in the green centre. If you get this wrong, then the player will sky the ball into the stands and you’ll miss the opportunity of converting. Make sure that you get it in the green highlighted bar, and that’s the minimum that’s required in order to be successful at penalty kicks.

tutorial for penalties, FIFA 15

Step 3

When shooting, you must make sure that you get the yellow bar to three quarters of the way up, no less and no more. This will be a perfect shot with the accuracy maintaining, and the power also being maintained. If the gauge goes up to far or too less, then you’ll either put the ball over the bar or develop a truly weak shot. Get it to just over halfway to be successful all the time.

Step 4

When using the left-stick to move the direction of the ball, try to point it in a diagonal way to the top left or right, by doing this you for approximately one second, you will score penalties each time you take them. The goalkeepers can never get to these kind of shots and they’ll only be saved once in a blue moon.

Buy cheap FIFA 15 PC digital on Amazon

We can buy FIFA 15, a video game launched by EA Sports, in all regions on consoles and PC. And it’s a good news for some people that they can buy FIFA 15 digital on Amazon at a low price now.

The online retailer is currently offering the PC Digital version of the game for only $29.99 instead of the usual $59.99. Please note that you will require a free Origin account to redeem and play the game.

FIFA 15 PC digital, Amazon

FIFA 15 is the ultimate video game experience for soccer fans. The game features 35 licensed leagues, over 600 clubs and 41 licensed stadium, offering a truly realistic experience. One of the more interesting FIFA 15 gameplay features is the Ultimate Team mode, where players will have to collect players and create their own perfect team by trading them with others all over the world. FIFA 15 expands on this mode by adding the possibility to sign loans for players and a variety of legends like Roberto Carlos, Hristo Stoichkov and many others.

FIFA 15 is now available on a variety of formats, including old and new consoles and PC. The PC version of the game runs on the Ignite Engine, sporting the same features of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. But it’s not a free game, you need some game currency called FIFA 15 Coins when playing the game.

FIFA 15 PC digital, Amazon

Chelsea vs Spurs in the Capital One Cup final on FIFA 15

There was a wonderful virtual show between London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday afternoon in the Capital One Cup final. It was a pity to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho that he failed in his first game after returning back to Stamford Bridge, Spurs haven’t won a trophy either, which would comfort Jose Mourinho.

The game will be hotly contested, with the Blues eager to avenge their 5-3 defeat at White Hart Lane on New Year’s Day. In preparation for the game we decided we would let FIFA predict what is going to happen in the final. We played out the final taking control of Chelsea and Spurs and proved to be a memorable final.

Chelsea vs Spurs, FIFA 15

As far as team selection concerned Mourinho decided it would be John Obi Mikel, not Ramires, to replace the suspended Nemanja Matic in midfield. The Nigerian played as the midfield anchor with Oscar and Cesc Fabregas just ahead of him. Willian and Eden Hazard occupied the wide positions with Diego Costa up front. Pochettino took Mousa Dembele out of the team following his disappointing display against West Ham and went with both Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb in the middle with Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela behind Harry Kane.

The game started at a frantic pace with the man the moment, Kane, bursting through within seconds but after cutting back onto his right foot he fired his shot straight at Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian was then called into action, diving to his right to make a superb one handed save to deny Eriksen. Spurs were creating most of the early chances, with Eriksen in particular benefitting from the absence of Matic. The Dane was tormenting Mikel and after 23 minutes he lunged in on Eriksen to pick up the first booking of the match.

If Chelsea fans were starting to question Mourinho for including Mikel in the side they were soon singing his praises when Fabregas floated in a corner just before half-time which the midfielder powered past Hugo Lloris. It really was the only way that Chelsea were going to get into the game, a set-piece, and it was the perfect time to score. Eriksen nearly equalised straight from the kick-off but his looping shot was tipped over by Courtois.

Chelsea vs Spurs, FIFA 15

After the break whatever Mourinho said at half-time clearly worked because Chelsea came out with renewed purpose. They pushed Spurs hard and the second goal came when Lloris parried Costa’s shot straight into the path of Willian who made no mistake. Once again the instant response came from Eriksen and once again Courtois had to be alert to tip the ball over.

Eriksen then went close twice again, first tamely hitting the ball at Courtois but then a header caught the Belgian out but it came crashing back off the bar. This was a mirror image of an incident in the first half when some pinball in the Chelsea box resulted in the ball hitting the post, with Courtois’ goal leading a charmed life.

Chelsea looked to be closing towards a comfortable win in the cup final but they had reckoned without the force that is Harry Kane. With around 20 minutes to go Kane picked up the ball around 40 yards out, he dribbled past two players and then unleashed a shot into the bottom corner. Courtois will be disappointed he didn’t react quicker but it was a sensational goal from Kane and the moment of magic that his team desperately craved. All of a sudden they were back in the cup final.

Chelsea vs Spurs, FIFA 15

Mourinho decided to bring Juan Cuadrado on for Willian whilst Spurs took off Mason and Lamela, bringing on Andros Townsend and Mousa Dembele. In the 84th minute Eriksen was given yet another chance to score but his free-kick went agonisingly wide of the post. Having had to bring Ramires on in the first half for the injured Oscar Mourinho was wary of making another change, choosing to avoid romance by keeping Costa on the pitch rather than bring Drogba on.

However it was a decision that became totally vindicated in the dying stages of the match when Costa was set through on goal by Fabregas and he kept his cool to lift the ball over Lloris and seal the result for Chelsea. At the end of the game Chelsea players rejoiced around their unlikely hero, John Obi Mikel. Mourinho ultimately made the right tactical decisions and his team’s experience won out, Click into for whole video.

Suarez: new member of MOTM card on FIFA 15 FUT

EA has released some new MOTM card on FIFA 15 FUT, including Luis Suarez, a striker, who has fantastic performance for Barcelona Vs Man City last week, many players will spend some FIFA 15 Coins to buy him as a member of ultimate team, he deserves.

It should be live inside packs right now, as of midnight on Wednesday February 25 and confirmed by EA’s Twitter account for FIFA which you can see below.

Suarez, MOTM card

Suarez already had an amazing card in the game but now at last he moves into the 90s. Check out the image below to see an exact look at how his new card compares to his default 89 in FUT.

The bump up to 90 dribble and 90 shooting should make him incredible when playing and now all eyes are on the first player to get MOTM Suarez in a pack.

As far as we’re aware, nobody has received him yet but then again the Suarez packs on FIFA 15 have only been live for around one hour.

Suarez, MOTM card

Take a look at the stats and let us know what you think about the upgrade. Let us know if you are the first to get Suarez in a pack in the game.

Are you satisfied with the member of this MOTM card, which you like best?

Players ratings: from FIFA 15 to the Red Bulls

FIFA 15 is one of the most popular video football game all over the world with a lot of fans. Many fans are very care about the footballer rating, just like the New York Red Bulls players rating. We’ve pulled the six basic stats for Goalkeepers and Outfield players from UTfifa15coins, this will help you to understand the rating of New York Red Bulls players.

players ratings, FIFA 15

The tables below are a combination of the roster page for the Red Bulls’ site and futhead. If a player is not part of the Red Bulls squad according to futhead, we provide the current club in case you want to make your own roster changes.

Outfield Players

Stat Categories

RAT – Rating

PAC – Pace

SHO – Shooting

PAS – Passing

DRI – Dribbling

DEF – Defense

PHY – Physical


players ratings, FIFA 15


Stat Categories

RAT – Rating

DIV – Diving

HAN – Handling

KIC – Kicking

REF – Reflexes

SPE – Speed

POS – Positioning


players ratings, FIFA 15

Harry Kane fails to become a member of FIFA TOTW

EA Sports choose some great footballers to join FIFA TOTW every week, which comes from international and club competition around the world. Many FUT fans feel excited when FIFA TOTW is released by EA, and they always use up their FIFA 15 Coins soon.

Representing Premier League clubs this time round is Tottenham star Harry Kane and West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyate.

Harry Kane, FIFA TOTW

The fresh batch of players are available to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team now, but Spurs fans will have to do a bit of switching around if they want to face Kane, whose recent efforts against Arsenal and Liverpool weren’t enough to get him a spot in the starting 11.

Kane scored twice for the hosts as they came from behind to defeat their arch rivals 2-1.

Although they would fall to Liverpool 3-2 on Tuesday evening, Kane managed to get on the scoresheet with a goal and an assist. Kane has been incredible this season, leading the club with 13 league goals.

Kouyate meanwhile opened the scoring against Manchester United through a volley before they were pegged back by a late equaliser from Daley Blind.

The full FIFA 15 TOTW line up can be found below.

Harry Kane, FIFA TOTW

Starting XI

GK: Anthony Lopes – Olympique Lyonnais (France)

CB: Cheikhou Kouyaté – West Ham United (England)

CB: Jardel – SL Benfica (Portugal)

CB (RB): Michel – UD Almería (Spain)

LM: André Schürrle – VfL Wolfsburg (Germany)

CM (LM): Dries Mertens – Napoli (Italy)

CM (CDM): Sergio Busquets – FC Barcelona (Spain)

RM (LM): Saúl – Atlético de Madrid (Spain)

LW: Memphis Depay – PSV (The Netherlands)

ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

RW (ST): Morata – Juventus (Italy)

Substitutes & Reserves

GK: Gomes – Watford (England)

LB: Hussein Sulaimani – Al Nassr (Saudi Arabia)

RM: Iriome – CD Lugo (Spain)

RW: Mario Rondón – Nacional (Portugal)

ST: Welliton – Mersin ?dman Yurdu (Turkey)

ST: Gary Hooper – Norwich City (England)

ST: Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur (England)

Rafael Marquez: the legend defender of Mexico

Rafael Marquez is a well-know footballer in Mexico, who has a lot of fans and be regarded as a nation hero. Mang people think that he is Mexico’s best defender and maybe the most talented footballer in the history of Mexico football.

He debuted with Liga MX club Atlas when he was just 17 years old. His toughness and hunger secured him a spot with the national team in 1997, and his performance with El Tri took him all the way to Europe.

During his time with Barcelona, Marquez won it all. He also used his experience to lead El Tri in some of the most important competitions in the world.

Marquez is still in shape and proving his worth on the pitch. No wonder why Serie A side Verona acquired his services after the 2014 World Cup.

Rafael Marquez,  legend defender

On his 36th birthday, here are 15 great moments in the Mexico legend’s career.

Rafael Marquez spent three years with Atlas before leaving to Europe. His performance with the Mexican club wasn’t the main reason why he left the country.

Actually, the center back caught the attention of Monaco during the 1999 Copa America.

The Red and Whites’ scouts traveled to Paraguay to see Pablo Contreras. However, they were dazzled with the Mexican, who joined the club in 1999 (Monaco signed both players).

Marquez made his debut on August 14, 1999, against Bastia.

He won the Ligue 1 title in his debut season, the Champions’ Trophy (2000) and French League Cup (2002-2003) in his four-year stint with the club.
In 1999, Mexico hosted the Confederations Cup, becoming the first country other than Saudi Arabia to organize the competition.

Rafael Marquez, who had already signed with Monaco but hadn’t made his debut, was an undisputed starter in Manuel Lapuente’s XI.

Rafael Marquez,  legend defender

Showing his skills in the defensive line, Marquez stopped some of the most lethal strikers of the time, such as Ronaldinho and Alex, and helped El Tri secure the title.

It was the first time the national team hoisted a FIFA trophy, and they did it with one of the most brilliant generations, which included Luis Hernandez, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Ramon Ramirez, Pavel Pardo, Claudio Suarez, to name a few.

At age 35, Marquez was the only member of the squad that represented Mexico in the 2014 World Cup that secured a contract overseas during the summer transfer window.

Great progress: Socceroos move up 37 places on FIFA rankings

It’s amazing that Socceroos climb 37 places to No.63 on FIFA rankings after they become the winner of Asian Cup, which really make fans of Socceroos so excited. They are a not very famous football team before, but they are well-know now because of their rapid progress.

The significant move up the rankings comes after the team dropped only one match throughout the tournament, when they lost in the group stage to South Korea, the team they would ultimately vanquish in the final.

The 37-position climb was not the biggest in the latest addition of the rankings though.

African minnows Equatorial Guinea jumped a huge 69 places to be ranked 49 in the world on the back of their African Cup of Nations performance, where they finished fourth when losing a penalty shootout to DR Congo.

Socceroos move up, FIFA ranking

While there wasn’t much action at the pointy end, the Asian Cup saw plenty of movement among the AFC.

Iran moved up 10 places to be the top Asian team at 41, while South Korea jumped up 15 spots to 54.

Despite a shock quarter-final loss to the UAE, Japan only dropped one place to 55, the biggest losers being Qatar who dropped 17 spots to 109.

At the top, Germany maintained their No.1 ranking ahead of Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and the Netherlands and there were no new entries into the top 10.

Ivory Coast did not come into top 20 of the list, despite they move up eight place in the world game’s 20th-best side.

The package of TOTW 22 was released yesterday

The latest Ultimate Team Team of the Week was released by EA Sports yesterday, Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry was selected, which is the break news in TOTW 22. Would you like to spend some FIFA 15 Coins to buy him as a member of your Ultimate Team, he helped Spurs win the North London derby against Arsenal, which proved that he is a great footballer.

Kane has been in exceptional form so far this season, scoring 23 goals in all competitions and his performance in the derby summed up the way he has been playing with plenty of hard work and two fine finishes.

He is joined in the attacking part of the line by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who scored twice as Borussia Dortmund beat Freiburg 3-0 and former Chelsea man Andre Schurrle who got an assist in an impressive start with new club Wolfsburg as they beat Hoffenheim 3-0.

package of TOTW 22, released

West Ham fans will be delighted to see Cheikhou Kouyate make the team after the midfielder produced an excellent display at centre-back against Manchester United, scoring the game’s opening goal with a very clever finish.

Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes is in between the sticks after his man of the match display during his team’s 1-1 draw with PSG which included a number of impressive saves off Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The package of TOTW 22 has already released in 6pm UK time yesterday evening, have you found your favorite footballer?