EA aren’t able to launch an official EURO 2020 Ultimate Team promo this year, but the Festival of FUTball promo could be an unofficial one.
Mirror Football reported earlier this week that FIFA 21 will not be getting an official EURO 2020 Ultimate Team promo this year because Konami and PES 2021 has the full official license to the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament, which includes the name, logo, trophy and more.
But Mirror Football didn’t rule out EA Sports releasing an unofficial EURO 2020 promo that will run adjacent to this year’s tournament, and it looks like that is exactly what has happened, with EA teasing the Festival of FUTball promo which will be coming very soon.
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It’s been five years since a UEFA European Championship tournament ran alongside a FIFA Ultimate Team campaign, with FIFA 16’s Festival of FUTball promo featuring a number of interesting teams, items, packs and more.
So, what can we expect from the FIFA 21 Festival of FUTball promo?
Here are Mirror Football’s Festival of FUTball promo predictions.
FIFA 21 Festival of FUTball predictions
The FIFA 21 Festival of FUTball Ultimate Team promo will be launching at 6pm BST on Friday, June 11 2021.
In the FIFA 16 Festival of FUTball Ultimate Team promo, EA Sports released a number of special items and teams to celebrate both the Copa America and the UEFA EURO 2016 tournament.
It’s likely that we can expect similar content for the FIFA 21 Festival of FUTball Ultimate Team promo.
The FUT 16 promo featured International Man of the Match Items from the previous day of fixtures that were released for a limited time.
These iMOTM player items were given to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer, Gareth Bale, Gonzalo Higuain, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Francisco Totti, Kaka, Andres Iniesta and more!
The FIFA 16 Festival of FUTball promo also featured Classic International Heroes, which were one-off hero items that will only be available for a limited time.
FUT 16 Hero items were given to players like Jose Bosingwa, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo, Steven Gerrard, David Villa, Fernando Torres and many more.
These Hero FUT 16 items were available in packs for one week, towards the end of the promo.
To celebrate the best performing players from both the 2016 Copa America and the UEFA EURO 2016, EA Sports also released two unique Team of the Tournament squads.
In FUT 16, the ETOTT squad was as follows;
- GK: Manuel Neuer Germany
- CB: Jrme Boateng Germany
- CB: Pepe Portugal
- CB: Giorgio Chiellini Italy
- LM: Eden Hazard Belgium
- CM: Toni Kroos Germany
- CM: Paul Pogba France
- CAM: Gareth Bale Wales
- LW: Dimitri Payet France
- RW: Antoine Griezmann France
- ST: Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
- GK: Gianluigi Buffon Italy
- CB: Leonardo Bonucci Italy
- CB: Ragnar Sigursson Iceland
- CAM: Kevin De Bruyne Belgium
- CAM: Aaron Ramsey Wales
- CM: Aron Gunnarsson Iceland
- LM: Ivan Perii Croatia
- GK: Yann Sommer Switzerland
- CB: James Chester Wales
- CDM: Grzegorz Krychowiak Poland
- RM: Jakub Baszczykowski Poland
- LM: Balzs Dzsudzsk Hungary
Finally, the FIFA 16 Festival of FUTball promo also featured a number of multiplayer tournaments, which EA Sports called Tournament Fiesta.
There were regular, new single-player and multiplayer tournaments in FUT 16 featuring a variety of requirements and rewards., one of which was dedicated to the EURO 2016 hosts, called Les Blues Tournament.
EA Sports also released a brand new pack type, called Mystery Packs, which were won exclusively by those who won certain tournaments in the FUT 16 mode.
So, for the FUT 21 Festival of FUTball promo, FIFA 21 players are could see some or all of the following content;
- FIFA 21 International MOTM items released from the previous day of fixtures (Copa America and EURO 2020)
- FIFA 21 Hero/Flashback Items
- FIFA 21 Team of the Tournament squad x 2 (Copa America and EURO 2020)
FUT 21 Festival of FUTball pack offers
FUT 21 Festival of FUTball single-player and online tournaments
FUT 21 Festival of FUTball Showdown SBC’s
FUT 21 Festival of FUTball objectives
FUT 21 Festival of FUTball upgradable dynamic player items
Are you excited for the FUT 21 Festival of FUTball promo? Let us know in the comments.
FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with FIFA 21 next-gen also available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Players who have purchased one of the new next-generation consoles including the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and who have already previously purchased FIFA 21 on their older consoles, can now upgrade to FIFA 21 next-gen for free through Dual Entitlement.
Players can also carry over their progress and content in Ultimate Team and Volta Football in FIFA 21.