FIFA 21: Ultimate Team given summer boost with Festival of FUTball

FIFA 21 will embrace Euro 2020 with the Festival of FUTball for Ultimate Team

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team (FUT) will be expanding its regions as it celebrates an event previously used back in 2018.

The Festival of FUTball will be making a return to the successful football franchise for the first time since FIFA 18, where it was, again, implemented for the World Cup in Russia that summer.

With Euro 2020 inheriting primary focus from fans around the world over the next four weeks, EA Sports wanted to recognise this by bringing it together with FUT to applaud some of the performances of the best performers at the tournament.

Italy are one of the favourites to win Euro 2020

For a few weeks, there had been some concerns going around that FUT as a whole would plummet, due to the climax of the 2020/21 campaign.

EA had hinted that something like this would take place after they posted on their Instagram story a squad commemorating some of the best players of the ongoing Copa America tournament with a Team of the Group Stage (TOTGS) squad.

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As a result, it was believed that the American gaming organisation would do the same, if not something slightly different, with Euro 2020. 

With the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Harry Kane and Thiago Alcantara preparing for the four-week festivities across the continent, EA are aiming to take full advantage of this by resurrecting an old-timer.

What is the Festival of FUTball?

The Festival of FUTball will recognise some of the best players from international tournaments played across Europe and South America over the next four weeks.

The Festival of FUTball was previously used in FIFA 18 during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Euro 2020 will run between 11th June and 11th July, which means that there will be plenty of in-form style cards, as well as SBCs and potential Team of the Tournament squads further down the line.

During the 2018 World Cup in Russia, EA implemented this to full effect and proved to be a success - releasing some attractive looking cards with some mind-boggling stats to go with them.

YouTuber RunTheFutMarket provided an excellent and more detailed analysis of what players can expect from the Festival of FUTball.

When will the Festival of FUTball be released?

Players will be able to see a countdown on the Ultimate Team loading screen.

Festival of FUTball will get underway on Friday 11th June 2021

If our mathematics are accurate, then expect to see FIFA 21's Festival of FUTball launched on Friday 11th June at 6 pm BST.

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