FIFA Planning To Introduce Mini-World Cup Every Two Years

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FIFA Mobile is also getting a World Cup update. It is dropping before the tournament starts, so players can warm themselves up for one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

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The FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia update is actually pretty radical, when you think about it. Stay tuned for more from EA Sports coming soon.

In welcome news for those who think that four years is just too long to wait between World Cups, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed staging a new mini-World Cup every two years. EA has created a page for it, detailing what's to come. Even pitch conditions relative to each stadium will be on point.

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So what about all those teams that didn't make it into the final 32? However, most fans will be excited by the fact that all 32 teams who have qualified for the tournament will be included in the game. Even more so when you consider players like Odion Ighalo, now playing in China, who will be added to the game.

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Most of the game modes (with the exception of The Journey: Hunter Returns) are getting some form of update with the new content.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says Fifa's decision to advance US$2 million in prize money will help the country's players "focus exclusively on football on the pitch" in Russia.

The new formats do not threaten the future of the World Cup, which is being expanded from 32 to 48 teams from 2026, but allow Federation Internationale de Football Association to deepen the "relationship between fans and the game", according to Infantino. Each player will also have a brand-new icon, giving those FUT pack openings a fresh lick of paint.

The $75 million bonanza for a European victor of the NL would eclipse the $35 million collected by Germany for winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil or and the $38 million on offer for the team which wins the 2018 edition in Russian Federation in July. Single Player and Online Tournaments will support all the World Cup mode additions, as will the Single Player and Online Drafts.

One subject not formally discussed on Monday: FIFA's proposal last month, backed by CONMEBOL'S Dominguez, of fast-tracking the 48-team expansion to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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