1) Never see the same dribble animation twice
FIFA's animation system is "organic," with foot-to-ball contact calculated on-the-fly, depending on your speed, position and player skill - use prods and pokes of the stick to create unique dribble styles or string together signature tricks from the likes of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho or Rooney.
2) Improved ball physics
You'll no longer be able to leather the ball goalwards with the tap of a button as wind resistance, opposing pressure and even air pressure will determine where the ball goes. Each touch of the pad will prompt different ball-to-foot interactions, subject to an almost infinite number of variables - for example, when passing, you'll have to consider wind direction, the size and weight of the ball and the mental state of the player. Hmmm, sounds a bit complex to us…