Free 2018 World Cup Update coming to Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 on May 29

Thursday, 03 May, 2018

EA has been developing the World Cup games since France 1998. You can read and see more of said stadiums here.

When can I play it? This will be a free update that will be released for the PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

"We've had problems in the past and the NFF has already worked out a payment mode for the team, but this money will help put everything into shape", he told BBC Sport.

The update will also be made available to Fifa Mobile players for a limited time, EA Sports said, beginning on June 6.

Other game modes in the World Cup DLC include FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team, an offline World Cup Kick-Off mode and a proper FIFA World Cup mode with the 32 qualifying teams.

Italy is represented by six officials and Holland four. Also, all the 12 official stadiums of Russian Federation will be presented with this update. Even pitch conditions relative to each stadium will be on point. You'll also be able to tackle the online tournament and online friendlies if you wish to take a break from the standard competition. The base game is available for free on iOS and Android devices, and offers in-app purchases. EA has created a page for it, detailing what's to come.

So what about all those teams that didn't make it into the final 32? It's a nice touch, and one that will keep players in countries who didn't qualify involved during the heat of the tournament itself. Previous World Cups have been immortalised with their own EA game, a sort of spin-off franchise that seemed to begin in 1986 (can you believe?).

Chemistry System: Link your favorite global players; instead of clubs and leagues, nationalities and confederations will be key chemistry components to consider when building and organizing your squad. It will feature a revised chemistry system and new items related to the tournament.

There were also free packs, which obviously went down a treat.

The timely financial boost from Federation Internationale de Football Association adds to the $2.5m grant CAF will give the five countries representing the continent - the first time CAF is supporting its sides at the World Cup.