FIFA 11 'Be A Goalkeeper' Mode Explained
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"It's no easy task," says the commentary in this tutorial video for FIFA 11's new 'Be A Goalkeeper' Mode. That much is clear from the amount of visual assists that can be toggled on and off in the mode, from a circle that shows you the optimum position to stand, a white line showing the ball's trajectory and a red line indicating the ball's intended path.

You can then move with the left stick and dive in any direction with the right. As a goalie, you can also dive at player's feet with X and punch the ball away with Y. Timing is key though, so you'll look like a proper plum if you get it wrong.

Saving and keeping a clean sheet won't be your only concern though, as you'll also be able to zoom into the outfield and bark orders at the rest of the team. Pressing A calls for the players to pass, Y to punt a through ball, X to cross and B to shoot. But they won't always listen to you, the overpaid gits.

Check out the video and prepare to guard your onion bag when FIFA 11 releases on October 1st, 2010 in Europe, September 28th, 2010 in the US.


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Comment #1 by Di4L x MoTioNz
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 08:00:24 AM
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Interesting idea...

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Comment #2 by x352x pH
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 08:04:01 AM
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sounds like it would be hella boring esp. if your team was a lot better than the other one lol

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Comment #3 by Dudwood Fudwood
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 08:04:25 AM
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I like the idea of this. Gonna give PES a run for its money.

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Comment #4 by GodsmacKam
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 08:10:44 AM
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wow, looks hard though, hopefully it will be awesome, looks really promising

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Comment #5 by x_Silxx_x
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 08:18:50 AM
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This does seem pretty special. lol

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Comment #6 by Deadly Moves
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 08:28:14 AM
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Interesting... Could be fun, but hard

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Comment #7 by Cakerton
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 08:41:58 AM
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I bet that there will be an achievement for saving a penalty with your created goalie...

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Comment #8 by Penniless Mr J
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 08:42:35 AM
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I agree with #2. If your team is playing against a half star team you won't be doing much.

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Comment #9 by partydudes
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 08:43:33 AM
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cool hopefully they should have it in the demo so we can check it out

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Comment #10 by towns
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 08:49:38 AM
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@2 i think they should fast forward the game whenever the ball is in the other half. kinda like they fast forward madden superstar whenever your player isnt on the field

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Comment #11 by NawtyCawty
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 09:13:34 AM
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Its different but I dont know about interesting, sounds like it could be pretty bloody boring after about 5 minutes.

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Comment #12 by SnowSHOWERS
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 09:14:22 AM
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I'm actually completely pumped for this game mode! I, being a goal keeper, like the addition of team orders as i yell my f-ing head off during a game to keep my back line set and seeing the whole playing field gives me a unique vantage point to call out passes that others won't readily see.

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Comment #13 by NotsoBlonde
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 09:18:04 AM
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I really can't wait for this game to come out :)

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Comment #14 by Bistric
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 09:30:36 AM
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To remain true to FIFA tradition, there'll probably be an achievement to play 750 matches as a goalkeeper.

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Comment #15 by Fredy29
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 10:25:29 AM
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@#3 LOL, sorry, I just thought it was extremly funny when I saw your comment, PES doesnt touch FIFA, well I wouldnt like to say what PES is really like, because I havnt really played them, but we know FIFA is far more popular than PES, so its not even gunna compete with PES, its miles ahead, so dont know what your on about by saying it gunna gives PES a run for its money when its not even touching it as I've said and its miles ahead!

-WcG iFredy29

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Comment #16 by I Njoy Baths
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 10:30:04 AM
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a new manager mode wen your just the manager? :) looks good

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Comment #17 by hunatlas
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 10:34:54 AM
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Totally useless mode. Who wants to stand alone, when the other members of the team try to soccer?

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Comment #18 by rob_subzero
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 10:39:58 AM
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^........try to soccer? you mean score :D

As for the Fifa games not my cup of tea but used to quite like them back on the megadrive

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Comment #19 by Barozi
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 11:00:14 AM
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works way better than I initially thought it would.

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Comment #20 by JayHook
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 11:07:38 AM
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Wow, seeing how good NHL pulls off the Be-a-goalie mode I'd expect FIFA's version to be awesome as well. I'll definitely give the mode a shot or two

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Comment #21 by Gazcobain
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 11:12:14 AM
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You know in the Arena when the games are loading, whoever has the P1 controller controls the attacker? I'd love it if whoever had the P2 controller controlled the goalkeeper, rather than sitting doing chuff all.

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Comment #22 by DBear
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 11:20:59 AM
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Kaka on the front of the case = Fail

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Comment #23 by xSimpleDesign
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 11:28:19 AM
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@ #15

Are you serious? You've never played PES, but because FIFA is more popular it's a better game? ROFL.

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Comment #24 by snoobs
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 11:50:47 AM
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i love goalkeeper, hopefully this will be great

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Comment #25 by MartyO
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 11:59:01 AM
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I wonder if there will be an achievement for scoring with your goalie?

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Comment #26 by OmarStyles9
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 12:08:46 PM
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@#22 How is having one of the top football players over the last 10 years on the cover of FIFA a fail? Armchair critic...

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Comment #27 by NawtyCawty
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 12:16:26 PM
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#22 Its better than having Rooney on the front. He is fuckin useless at the moment. And ugly as hell.

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Comment #28 by J BARNSLEY
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 12:17:04 PM
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@#21 - Thats a good idea, hope they put in.

Looking forward to this! :)

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Comment #29 by Ike0009
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 12:21:56 PM
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GREAT!!! CanĀ“t wait to play!!!

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Comment #30 by o0NightmareUK0o
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 12:24:28 PM
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Hope we don't get dick heads playing pro ranked matches on this game.

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Comment #31 by bluntedGRINCH
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 12:43:34 PM
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I think this actually sounds pretty cool at least they are adding new features of gameplay unlike the "SAME" f-ing Madden that comes out ever year.

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Comment #32 by Oxagarh
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 12:54:00 PM
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definetely, other fifa year

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Comment #33 by Sir SaM0
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 12:54:22 PM
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nice :)

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Comment #34 by Oxagarh
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 12:55:19 PM
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@ #32, agree with you ROFLCOPTER

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Comment #35 by mjc0961
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 01:37:08 PM
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@34: You're so funny that I split my sides laughing and I will be sending you the hospital bill. :|

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Comment #36 by dazaroo
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 02:56:50 PM
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Hope there is a way to kick people out of pro ranked matches when theyre just being pricks, like the voting system in L4D

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Comment #37 by paddycfc22
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 03:41:57 PM
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this will be so fun , will be best fifa game yet

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Comment #38 by Klebo
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 04:04:59 PM
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that looks very tricky but shall be great fun!

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Comment #39 by Bluntedfish
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 05:02:04 PM
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Looks dope but I havent even bought fifa world cup so I probably wont be getting this either.

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Comment #40 by CaptainCaterpie
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 05:43:26 PM
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Two problems:

1. It'll be really boring.
2. Surely spamming LB will just put you in the right position the whole time.

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Comment #41 by macd
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 04:01:24 AM
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Interesting concept, I do like the fact they seem to be trying to expand upon the basic premise of the football game.

That said, I'd rather play football in life than on TV. And I'd rather get shot at on TV than in life. So I won't be buying this.

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Comment #42 by II RUFF II
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 04:36:07 AM
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So theyve introduced a new mode which will probably be unsuccessful but are needing to improve alot of things which are already in game! One main mode that needs improving is definately online clubs. Bring back the old online clubs!

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Comment #43 by ROSCO H 5
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 05:06:23 AM
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It looks good. but if your playing online you may get some plonker playing upfeild trying to score goals with the keeper leaving an open goal. Still geting it tho, much better then PES.

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Comment #44 by dj115
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 05:07:17 AM
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as i semi pro myself and a goalkeeper this idea is awesome cant wait to get stuck in deffo gonna b the best fifa yet

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Comment #45 by James Medway
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 08:56:53 AM
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Looks good, but i get extremely bored if i'm not doing something with the ball, as i've never liked be a pro

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Comment #46 by giantchemicalx
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 02:41:00 PM
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well looks like a fun idea BUT if you have to play as the keeper as well during manager mode it could become difficult to play with all 11 :P

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Comment #47 by hydrosugar
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:06:41 AM
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@27 i agree with that rooneys ugly as hell i wish the designers werent so accurate with the faces in that on instance at least:)

this seems pretty intersting gotta try it out in the demo

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Comment #48 by CardinalPiggles
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 06:54:58 PM
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Are you serious? You've never played PES, but because FIFA is more popular it's a better game? ROFL.

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US September 28, 2010
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