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There's A 38-Year-Old Centre-Back Who's Quicker Than Virgil van Dijk On FIFA 22

Nasir Jabbar

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There's A 38-Year-Old Centre-Back Who's Quicker Than Virgil van Dijk On FIFA 22

Featured Image Credit: PA/EA Sports

EA Sports have bizarrely given a 38-year-old centre-back a higher pace rating than Virgil van Dijk in FIFA 22.

The top 22 players in FIFA 22 have been confirmed and revealed, with Liverpool's colossal defender making the cut.

He's got an overall rating of 89 - down one from FIFA 21, with the star man also boasting some pretty tasty specific ratings.

Van Dijk's defending is rated at 91 not to mention an 84-rated physical.

Image: EA Sports
Image: EA Sports

But he's not the quickest in the game, equipped with a modest 78-rated pace which is LESS than former Real Madrid hardman and current Porto defender Pepe.

The veteran Portuguese defender has been handed a pace rating of - wait for it - 80?!

That's two points faster than Van Dijk.

Image: EA Sports
Image: EA Sports

So, Pepe has seen his pace increase by 14 (!!) from FIFA 21.

Needless to say, angry gamers took aim at EA Sports' decision to hand Pepe a better pace rating than Van Dijk.

One tweeted: "You mean to tell me Pepe is faster than Van Dijk."

A second wrote: "How do you get such a massive pace upgrade at 38 years old..."

A third added: "VVD should have 84 pace."

What should Van Dijk's pace be set at in FIFA 22?

Topics: Football, Virgil Van Dijk, FIFA 22, Pepe

Nasir Jabbar
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