With the fervor over this year's edition of Madden dying down, it is high time to get into the sport known as football to every other nation in the world (soccer). Since I have taken a two-year hiatus from EA Sports' FIFA series, I wasn't sure what to expect when I fired up a near final version of FIFA 07. But after only a few games, it became readily apparent that the series has taken a dramatic turn towards realism. Maybe EA Sports has followed this route to compete with Konami's Winning Eleven series, or maybe it is a dedication to create the most authentic soccer experience possible. Whatever the reason, the result is a game that successfully captures the subtleties of the sport, and rewards players for simulating real-life strategies.