The Irish national holiday is being celebrated in the football simulation with a special squad of players as well as unique challenges
EA have unveiled special edition FIFA Ultimate Team cards for St Patrick’s Day, featuring a full squad of green players.
To celebrate’s Ireland’s national holiday, a full 23-man panel of players have been made available in packs, with limited edition players of some of the Republic of Ireland’s biggest names.
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Everton duo Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy are the two highest rated of the players, who have been given green versions of their regular cards, rather than higher ratings for the weekend event.
The Green Team gets released in 1hr, at 6pm UK! You’ll need these to complete some of the new SBCs, also live at 6pm UK. #StPatricksDay #FUT pic.twitter.com/P53zm0btRa
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) March 16, 2017
St Patrick’s weekend runs until March 20th in the game, with a number of Squad Building Challenges also available this weekend. The new challenges allow players to enter teams with certain green or Irish requirements in order to win pots of gold which can be traded for in-game coins.
First time I’ve ever packed myself on @EASPORTSFIFA pic.twitter.com/zAlxxJjj5F
— DM (@DavidMeyler7) March 16, 2017
As well as all that, a legend Roy Keane card has also been released. The new players are already in packs, with popular online gamer and Hull City midfielder David Meyler enjoying opening his special version in a pack!