year ago, EA Sports released FIFA ‘10 to receive a staggering amount of interest that can be seen no plainer than in the sales it generated; beating its predecessor by 48%, and racking up an accumulative of over 10 million copies sold worldwide. Now, EA’s most popular sports franchise across the globe returns for its umpteenth installment, FIFA 11. As is the case with each previous titles of the football series, the anticipation for FIFA 11 has easily succeeded its predecessors. All for good reason too: since FIFA 06, EA Sports has managed to ramp up development and the sheer quality of each FIFA title, and the trend has not stopped with FIFA 11. Meeting the lofty expectations set by last year’s installment, as well as exceeding them is no small feat, especially considering the millions of fans worldwide who are all eagerly expecting more. But it seems after countless iterations, EA Sports still has plenty of players ready to lace up their cleats.