You Will Not Be Able To Play With Brazil On FIFA 19
Over the last couple of days, we've brought you up to speed on the exciting new additions/features coming to FIFA 19.
But sadly we have to give you the bad news that it appears as though the Brazilian national team will not be included in the upcoming game.
Fifaultimateteam.it, along with several YouTubers like 'Fut with Apero', have posted video run-throughs of the national sides available to play in the beta version - capturing the footage at Gamescom 2018.
And though the vast majority of the household names are in as per usual, five-time World Cup winners Brazil are not on the men's national team section.
@EASPORTSFIFA why isn't Brazil an option in the fifa 19 beta??
- Just Jared (@notJaredWalton) August 16, 2018
As aforementioned, this is the beta version of the game and not the final version, but it would take quite a turnaround for things to change in time for the expected worldwide release of FIFA 19 on September 28.
If you played FIFA 08 and FIFA 09, you'll remember that EA Sports did not have the licenses for the Netherlands national team and so their solution was to make up some players.
The main made-up player they came up with was football legend Hans de Noteboom, who many believe was based off Ruud van Nistelrooy.
The 31-year old striker was 89 rated, with a potential of 90 and had unbelievable statistics such as 95 heading, 92 shot power, 92 finishing, and 89 ball control.
He was the ninth best rated player on FIFA 08 - better than David Villa, David Trezeguet, Carlos Tevez, Didier Drogba, Francesco Totti, Miroslav Klose, Adriano, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luca Toni, among others.
When the licensing issues were ironed out, Hans de Noteboom's playing days were over. However, his FIFA legacy did not die there.
From FIFA 11 onwards, De Noteboom is a referee on the game and has an average card and foul strictness.