With the football/soccer season about to end (in Spain, because we know that the English season finished with the play-offs) Electronic Arts has bent in some fresh new screens for FIFA '08
- due out late this year - from just outside the Xbox (360... and the PS3).
Featuring such stars as Chelsea-bound Florent Malouda (Olympique Lyonnais); Miroslav Klose (Werder Bremen); Ronaldinho (Barca) meandering past Sergio Ramos (of General Franco's beloved Real Madrid); Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan); Clarence Seedorf (A.C. Milan) and Paolo Maldini (A.C. Milan) in the local derby; the shots are a tad dark and not in-game.
From the English point of view, two shots of a portly gentleman attacking one headless Chelsea and one torso-less Chelsea player could suggest that the Portugese nut-cracker, Wayne Rooney, may grace the cover of the local FIFA '08
Of course we'd be jumping to conclusions as Rooney's team mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, is our bet for the cover. Of course, resurgent ex-Manc' star, David 'Sir' Beckham is now also in with a chance. Whichever way you look at it, the cover will be graced by someone from Manchester United, Arsenal or Chelsea - and we'll go to the local Maltese bookmaker with that and the mortgage on SPOnG HQ. The obvious choice would be Bristol Rovers' star striker Richard Walker - but we can't see that happening as the world is a dark and unfair place populated by bandwagon-jumping glory hunters.
Fortunately, SPOnG's favourite soccer-kicking star, Franc 'the looker' Ribery is also featured. At least his arse is prominent (well, we think it's his arse) in an all-action free-kick shot with the glorious Franc shooting his best against what looks like Middlesbrough.
Don't forget to check out our FIFA '08
pages right here