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Diogo Jota Had To Withdraw From FIFA 22 Tournament, Scored Brace For Liverpool Vs Southampton

Josh Lawless

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Diogo Jota Had To Withdraw From FIFA 22 Tournament, Scored Brace For Liverpool Vs Southampton

Diogo Jota had to withdraw from a FIFA 22 international qualifier earlier today - so he could play for Liverpool vs Southampton at Anfield in the Premier League.

The Portugal international was taking part in the tournament ths morning but had to leave in the fourth round when he was slated to play Twitter user @Lyamooo_.

However, in messages posted online, the former Wolves forward informed his opponent he was unable to play.

'DiogoJota18' said, "I can't play so will miss check in", leading to the FIFA player wishing him well for his real life game and getting a thank you back.

It was the most valid excuse going, given Jota is a bit busy being a professional footballer for one of the best teams in the league.

And though he didn't get to continue to do the business with the controller, Jota shone in the 3pm kick-off by hitting a first-half brace on Merseyside.

Hilariously, the 24-year-old celebrated one of his strikes by imitating himself sat down playing on his PlayStation.

We're now fully aware of Jota's qualities on the pitch but he is also extremely good at FIFA.

In April 2020, he was crowned the best FIFA player in the Premier League when he went all the way in the ePremier League invitational tournament

Jota was a Wolves player at the time and beat his future Liverpool teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold in the final, leaving the right-back absolutely gutted.

Wilfred Ndidi, Lys Mousset and Dwight McNeil were also victims in Jota's impressive FIFA triumph.

While out injured, Jota was bashing FIFA and became the No.1 ranked player in the world after going 3-0 on FIFA Ultimate Team Weekend League.

The ex-Porto man has his own e-sports team and shows off his FIFA achievements - and 99 pro card - on its social media channels.

Featured Image Credit: Image: EA Sports & Twitter

Topics: Diogo Jota, FIFA 22, Liverpool

Josh Lawless
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