If you like football you're almost certainly looking forward to the World Cup next month. Hell, even if you don't like football you may get caught up in the whole thing. But, if you're English, it's bound to end in heartbreak. It doesn't have to be like that, though. With the World Cup 2010 video game, things can be different.

You decide who's in the England squad and who makes the first XI

Remember when Sven-Göran Eriksson brought Theo Walcott to the World Cup and didn't use him? That was crap, wasn't it? What about this year? Think Sunderland goal machine Darren Bent deserves a place on the plane to South Africa? What about Aston Villa speedster Gabby Agbonlahor? Should Jermain Defoe start up front with Wayne Rooney? What about the "Gerrard and Lampard can't play in midfield together" dilemma? England coach Fabio Capello can't please everyone, but with FIFA you can certainly please yourself. Each international team has a number of reserves you can substitute in for the default squad players. Waiting in the wings for England are the aforementioned Bent and Agbonlahor, diminutive Man City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, Everton utility man Phil Jagielka and West Ham battering ram Carlton Cole, among others. Best of all, not only can you decide the 23 players who go to the World Cup, but the starting line-up as well. Take that Emile Heskey.

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El-Dev's Avatar


Terry probably loves the "Captain Your Country" mode.

Bought this last night, and from what I can see enough effort has went in to it to warrant it being a full price purchase. Sitting pretty at the top of my qualifying group with Ireland, P6 W5 L1.
Posted 09:38 on 07 May 2010
SexyJams's Avatar


Lmao, 'England can win' :p
Posted 09:09 on 07 May 2010
El-Dev's Avatar


I like this article and it's annoyingly tempting me to go and buy this game.

Effsake think I'll trade in MW2 to get it.
Posted 16:20 on 06 May 2010
draytone's Avatar


Life is watching football on the telly with a can of cheap lager in one hand and a Domino's pizza slice in the other.

Hell yes!
Posted 15:14 on 06 May 2010


"England can win" Your dead to me Wes :(
Posted 15:13 on 06 May 2010
wx_wolverine's Avatar


well i'm portuguese and that second one was funny and i can understand for us it would be good that france wasn't there lol
Posted 15:07 on 06 May 2010

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2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
Available For: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP Genre: Sports

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