Leaked Screenshot Shows New Goal Kick Rule In FIFA 21
Rumours had been swirling that the real life would be incorporated into the virtual world of football and a leaked screenshot in action has now emerged online.
In line with the realism that happens in top level football in regards to short goal kicks, players can now receive the ball from their goalkeepers in the box.
Opposition players cannot enter the area until the defender has touched the ball after the dead-ball pass is made.
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IFAB confirmed the rule change in March before it was fully implemented across the board around a year ago, with Benfica using it in a genius goal-kick routine in a pre-season friendly.
The rule will prove hugely beneficial to players who love a short goal-kick to build up from the back and should be fun to play with - especially with the likes of Barcelona, Ajax and Manchester City.
In another useful tweak, the new advantage feature should go down a treat. In previous games, if a player wanted to take a free-kick instead of playing on, they would simply stop and play would be brought back for the foul.
Things will be slightly different in FIFA 21. Instead, gamers will now have complete control of whether they take the foul or not by pressing L2 or R2 (LT or RT on Xbox).
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