FIFA 14 Cover Updated - Gareth Bale Now Appears in a Madrid Shirt
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EA Sports has updated the cover to FIFA 14, following Gareth Judas Bale’s defection from The Mighty Spurs to a lesser known Spanish side.

The most expensive player in the world will now appear alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in a Real Madrid shirt. Also, he now has his mouth closed a bit, in a move that I can only presume signifies that he’s sorry and intends to come back to Spurs in the next transfer window. On a free.

You can compare and contrast the two covers below. 

FIFA 14 kicks off on September 24th in North America and September 27th in Europe for Xbox 360. The Xbox One version - which is free with all European pre-orders of the Day One Edition console - is out at launch on November 22nd.


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Comment #1 by MUZE
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 06:39:05 AM
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Planet of the Apes anyone?

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Comment #2 by Baldylocks
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 06:39:33 AM
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Haha crap photoshop effort EA

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Comment #3 by C0lourmegrey
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 06:45:30 AM
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he actually looks a bit better since he had his ears pinned back and i'm sure he doesn't really give a shit what anyone thinks as in the 1 minute it has taken me to write this message he has earned £30

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Comment #4 by UberPirateNinja
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 06:52:07 AM
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He looks confused on the new shot

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Comment #5 by F L Troopa DJ
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 06:52:09 AM
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FIFA 14 is also free with Australian preorders.

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Comment #6 by k2345
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 06:54:47 AM
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As soon as I saw the author for this story I knew it was going to be an interesting read

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Comment #7 by The Pants Party [STAFF]
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 06:56:52 AM
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"We can't all do big arms!"

+1 Internet Points for anyone who gets that.

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Comment #8 by Darc Apocalypse
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 07:20:45 AM
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Anyone who quotes Eddie gets a +1 in my book!

Wonder why they photoshopped his face though.. would have thought changing the shirt would be enough.

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Comment #9 by AnonimousMonkey
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 07:50:15 AM
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Bale his leg looks way to brown to be real.
Unless that is dirt from the field :p

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Comment #10 by Hydrocannon
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 08:32:36 AM
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That new picture is worst than the graphics of the game. That's a bad fix up. I barely believe they took another picture besides the legs facing differently.

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Comment #11 by Afc JoNNy Rfc
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 08:50:47 AM
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His legs are way to brown, its more likely Ronaldo photoshop with bales face.

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Comment #12 by Lou Keymia
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 09:30:21 AM
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And people wonder why Americans don't like soccer.

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Comment #13 by Samigi
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 09:44:21 AM
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@12 Why do Americans not like it?

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Comment #14 by darr3772
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 10:24:42 AM
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Is this the universal cover or are we getting different players per country like the last few versions?
If so that should mean that UK should get a premiership player on the cover instead of Bale. Not a big deal though as I will be getting the digital version with the new xbox

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Comment #15 by francisrossi
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 10:34:32 AM
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@13 - They only like to play their own sports, complete with World Championships that might just let some Canadians in.

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Comment #16 by MrT2
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 11:15:54 AM
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@14 That's the UK cover (with two La Liga stars, yeah...)

@11 Definitely something weird going on with those knees, much more muscular than the other shot, but the face looks more like a drawing rather than a photoshopped photo.

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Comment #17 by Emperor 95
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 11:19:13 AM
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it doesn't look very good, does it?
i think that might be the 'in game' face because no way is that a photo. why didn't they just change the shirt. also agree with those being ronaldo's legs.

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Comment #18 by jamie1000013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 12:56:21 PM
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Messi looks real but Gareth Bale looks like fan art on the new cover.

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Comment #19 by HorsemanOfWar16
Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 01:51:34 AM
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New cover don't look great if I'm honest - both sets of pictures look almost pixelated and blurry. Probably not the actual definition of the cover when printed. :)

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Comment #20 by Knaussenheimer
Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 11:36:15 AM
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#4 he is confused. he's had trouble jelling with Madrid. #spursforever

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