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2010 FIFA World Cup (video game)
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Developer(s) EA Canada[1]
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series FIFA World Cup
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, iPhone OS, Playstation Portable
Release date(s) April 27, 2010[2]
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone (E)
PEGI: 3+

2010 FIFA World Cup is the official video game for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, due to be published by EA Sports.[2]

The game was announced on January 26, 2010 during a GameSpot interview with Simon Humber, one of the producers of the game.[2] 199 teams that took part in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification will be in the game.



Players choose a team from the 199 nations available and compete against the computer or against other players through online gaming services PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. All 10 official World Cup stadiums will be available for play.[3]

EA has announced that there will be gameplay improvements over FIFA 10, such as a higher rate of player fatigue for matches at higher altitudes, with an advantage to a home team who plays at a higher altitude against an away team who does not. EA have also announced that players can get injured outside of international matches.[4]

EA has also announced that the "Captain Your Country" mode will return,[5] and that FIFA 10 owners can import their Virtual Pro for this purpose, and then earn CYC Accomplishments and attribute boosts.[5]

There is also a new Penalty Shootout gameplay mode.[5]

Like in 2006 FIFA World Cup, scenario mode will be in the game with 55 playable scenarios.[6]

Teams and venues

See also: 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
All countries in green (qualified) or red (took part in qualifying) are included

The included teams were confirmed by Electronic Arts on 17 February 2010.[7] The game contains 199 of the 204 national teams to have taken part in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification process. Electronic Arts stated that they have included every team that FIFA have permitted them to use, with some others not being allowed for "various reasons".[7] The inclusion of 199 national teams is a significant improvement of the last edition in 2006, which had 127 teams, adding 72 more teams for 2010. The five teams that were in the draw for World Cup qualifying but are not included in the game are African teams Central African Republic, Eritrea, and São Tomé and Príncipe, and Asian teams Bhutan and Guam. All five withdrew from the qualifying stage before it began (see African qualification and Asian qualification). Additionally, Brunei, Laos, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines will not be in the game due to not having entered World Cup qualifying.

The game will include all 10 venues used at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, as well as stadiums from each qualifying region.[1]

Playable teams

The following national teams will be playable with the majority of the teams having fully licensed kits. All teams will feature real player names.[7]

Africa (CAF)

Asia (AFC)

Europe (UEFA)

North, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF)

South America (CONMEBOL)

Oceania (OFC)

The following teams are not in the game due to various reasons.

1 - New to the World Cup game series.
2 - In the 2006 FIFA World Cup video game played as one nation,  Serbia and Montenegro
3 - Entered World Cup qualifying then withdrew.
4 - Did not enter World Cup qualifying.
5 - Disqualified from World Cup qualifying.


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